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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

(a) Notwithstanding the maximum number of licenses authorized to be granted under section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city known as the town of Braintree may grant up to 8 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138, provided to establishments that hold common victualler licenses under section 2 of chapter 140 of the General Laws and with seating capacities of not more than 75 persons.
(b) A license granted under this section shall not be transferable to any other person, corporation or organization for 3 years after the date of original issuance. A transfer in violation of subsection (a) or (b) shall render the license null and void.
(c) If a license granted under this section is revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, it shall be returned physically with all of the legal rights and privileges pertaining thereto to the licensing authority which may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act; provided however, that the applicant shall file with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and a letter from the division of unemployment assistance indicating that the license is in good standing with those entities and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.

Approved, October 19, 2012.