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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON TO GRANT 8 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF 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, the licensing authority of the town of Burlington may grant 6 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 and 2 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138 to establishments located within the Civic Center District and Central Business District, as identified in section 8.5 of the town of Burlington zoning by-laws, referred to collectively in this act as the Town Center Districts, and shown on the overlay zoning map entitled “Town Center District Map, Civic Center & Central Business Districts”, prepared by the town of Burlington, dated December 2005. A license granted pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked on its face “Town Center Districts” and shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

(b) Notwithstanding section 12 of said chapter 138, the licensing authority of the town of Burlington may restrict the licenses granted pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.

(c) The licensing authority of the town of Burlington shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to any location outside of the Town Center Districts but it may grant the license to a new applicant within the Town Center Districts 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.

(d) If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, the license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant in the Town Center Districts under the same conditions as specified in this act.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved, October 31, 2017