SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the numerical limitations for such licenses that are imposed upon the Town of Swansea pursuant to Section 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, the Swansea licensing authority may grant up to six (6) additional licenses for sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under Section 12 of said Chapter 138.
SECTION 2. The additional Section 12 licenses that are allowed pursuant to this Act may be granted by the Swansea licensing authority only to persons, corporations, organizations, and entities located on the property known as and comprising the “Swansea Mall Redevelopment Area”; this property being identified as the area located on the northerly and southerly parcels along route 6 from the westerly boundary of Gardner Neck Road to the westerly boundary of Milton Reiser Road, as contained in the Town of Swansea Zoning Map, Business B District, and from Route 6 and Route 118 in a northerly direction 3,900 feet +/- to the northerly most point of the Swansea Mall, so called, as contained in the Town of Swansea Zoning Map, Business B District.
SECTION 3. Any additional Section 12 licenses that is allowed pursuant to this Act and is granted hereunder by Swansea licensing authority shall not be transferable to any other person, corporation, or organization for a period of five (5) years from the date of original issuance or five (5) years from the enactment of this Act, whichever is later. Nor may any such license be transferred in violation of Section 2 of this Act. Any transfer in violation of Sections 2 or 3 of this Act shall render said license null and void.
Section 4. Notwithstanding Sections 12 and 77 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, the Swansea licensing authority may restrict the grant of such licenses to holders of common victualler licenses.
SECTION 5. Whenever an additional Section 12 license that is allowed pursuant to this Act and is granted hereunder by the Swansea licensing authority is subsequently revoked by said licensing authority or determined by said licensing authority to no longer be in use at the location of original issuance, then said license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights and privileges pertaining thereto, to said licensing authority.
SECTION 6. No additional Section 12 license that is allowed pursuant to this Act may be granted hereunder by the Swansea licensing authority unless the applicant files with said licensing authority both a letter from the Department of Revenue and a letter from the Division of Unemployment Assistance indicating that the applicant is in good standing with those entities and that all applicable taxes, fees, and contributions have been paid.
SECTION 7. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the additional Section 12 licenses that are allowed hereunder shall be subject to all provisions, restrictions and requirements of said Chapter 138.
SECTION 8. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.
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