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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MANSFIELD TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     SECTION 1.  (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Mansfield may grant the following additional licenses:
     (i)  two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 to be restricted to the areas identified with diagonal lines on the maps entitled “Mansfield Crossing Pouring License Area” and “Mansfield Marketplace The Pavilion Pouring License Area”;
     (ii)  two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138 to be restricted to the area identified with diagonal lines on the map entitled “Erin’s Center Pouring License Area”; 
     (iii)  one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138 to be restricted to the area identified with diagonal lines on the map entitled “Chocolate Factory Pouring License Area”; and
     (iv)  four additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138, 2 of which shall be restricted to the area identified with diagonal lines and 2 of which shall be restricted to the area identified with crossed lines on the map entitled “Train Station Area and North Main Street Business District Pouring License Area”.  
     All maps are on file with the office of the town clerk.  A license granted pursuant to this act shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
     (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to: (i) any other person, corporation, partnership or organization for a period of 3 years from the date of original issuance; or (ii) a location outside of the areas identified in this act where the license was originally granted. The licensing authority may reissue a license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and a letter from the department of unemployment assistance indicating that the license is in good standing with those departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
     (c)  If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority.  The licensing authority may then grant that license to a new applicant that meets the criteria set forth in this act.
     (d)  If a license authorized pursuant to subsection (a) is not issued initially within 7 years after the effective date of this act, it shall not thereafter be issued.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 6, 2014.