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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO GRANT 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 Dedham may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 and 1 additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138, to Federal Realty Investment Trust d/b/a The Dedham Plaza, located at 725 Providence highway in the town of Dedham. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

     (b) The licensing authority of the town of Dedham shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to any other location but it may grant 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) Notwithstanding said section 12 of said chapter 138, the licensing authority of the town of Dedham may restrict the licenses issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.

     (d) The licenses authorized by this act shall be subject to an original application fee of $5,000 more than the annual fee for existing alcoholic beverage licenses in the town of Dedham. The additional $5,000 for each original application fee shall be deposited into an economic development account in the town of Dedham and expended consistently with the purposes of the account.

     (e) If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, it 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 at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.

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