(a) Notwithstanding the maximum number of licenses authorized to be granted under 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 Danvers may grant up to ten (10) additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said Chapter 138 to operators and locations to be determined in said town. The licenses shall be subject to all said Chapter 138 except section 17.
(b) A license granted under this section shall not be transferable to any other person, corporation or organization for three (3) years after the original issuance. A transfer in violation of this subsection (b) shall render the license null and void.
(c) Notwithstanding sections 12 and 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority for the Town of Danvers may restrict said licenses issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victuallers licenses.
(d) Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority of the Town of Danvers may approve the transfer of the licenses granted under this act to any other location. The licenses granted under this act may be reissued by the licensing authority, if an applicant for the license files with the licensing authority a Certificate of Good Standing from the Department of Revenue (or other required documentation demonstrating tax compliance), indicating that the license is in good standing with the Department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
If the licenses granted under this section are cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, they shall be returned physically, with all the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority which may then grant the licenses to new applicants and under the same conditions as specified in this act.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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