HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3781 FILED ON: 5/27/2011
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 3498
By Ms. Hogan of Stow and Senator Ms. Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Kate Hogan (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Bolton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven
An Act Authorizing the Town of Bolton to Grant A Licence for the Sale of All Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises of a Certain Restaurant.
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 11 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, or any vote cast in the town of Bolton pursuant to chapter 706 of the acts of 1967, chapter 386 of the acts of 1986 or chapter 146 of the acts of 1996, or any other special act or general law to the contrary, the licensing authority for the town of Bolton may grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of Chapter 138 to NVW, Ltd. d/b/a J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery, for the premises located at 100 Wattaquadock Hill Road. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 11 and 17.
(b) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
(c) If the license granted under 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 licensing authority of the town of Bolton. The licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location subject to all of the procedures set forth under Section 15A of Chapter 138.
Section 2.This act shall take effect upon its passage.