HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 425        FILED ON: 1/10/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 294

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the town of Dedham to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on premises.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 425        FILED ON: 1/10/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 294

By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 294) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to grant three licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on premises and three licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act authorizing the town of Dedham to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on 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, or any other general of special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the Town of Dedham may grant three (3) additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under Section 12 of said Chapter 138.  The licenses shall be subject to all of said Chapter 138, except said Section 17.

Section 2.  Notwithstanding Section 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, or any other general of special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the Town of Dedham may grant three (3) additional licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises under Section 12 of said Chapter 138.  The licenses shall be subject to all of said Chapter 138, except said Section 17.

Section 3.  The licensing authority shall restrict the licenses granted under Sections 1 and 2 above to entities located in the open-air life-style shopping center operated under the common scheme and current name of Legacy Place in Dedham, Massachusetts.   The Licenses issued pursuant to this Act shall be nontransferable to any other locations, persons, corporations, or organizations.

Section 4.  Notwithstanding Sections 12 and 77 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority for the Town of Dedham may restrict the licenses issued pursuant to this Act to holders of common victualer licenses.

Section 5.  The additional licenses authorized by this Act shall be subject to an original application fee of $5,000.00 more than the annual fee for existing alcoholic beverages licenses in the Town of Dedham.  The additional $5,000.00 fee shall be deposited into an economic development account in the Town of Dedham and expended consistently with the purposes of such account.

Section 6.  The licenses granted under this Act if revoked or no longer in use, may be granted by the licensing authority to new applicants who meet the criteria of this Act.

Section 7.  This Act shall take effect upon its passage or take any other action relative thereto.