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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SALEM TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES NOT 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.  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Salem may grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138 to OTGS LLC  d/b/a The Cheese Shop of Salem, located at 45 Lafayette street. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
     The licensing authority of the city of Salem shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location but the license may be granted to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant for the license files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and 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.
     If the license granted pursuant to this section 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 alcohol licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.
     SECTION 2.  The fee charged by the city of Salem for the license issued pursuant to this act shall be paid by the licensee to the city in full at the time of issuance unless the licensing authority agrees to enter into an arrangement with the licensee which would enable the fee to be divided into multiple payments or prorated over multiple periods of time.
     If the city of Salem charges a fee for the new license pursuant to this act which is greater than the amount of the fee charged for an annual renewal of similar licenses issued by the city, then the city shall deposit the fee into the economic development account it established for the deposit of revenue from additional alcoholic beverage licenses issued pursuant to special acts and the fee charged shall be expended by the city in a manner consistent with the purposes of the account.
      SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 19, 2014.