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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2588         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1867

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tackey Chan

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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 to allow certain store and shops to open on holidays.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2588        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1867

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1867) of Tackey Chan for legislation to allow certain store and shops to open on holidays.  Community Development and Small Businesses. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to allow certain store and shops to open on holidays.
 

              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. Clause (50) of Section 6 of Chapter 136 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the last sentence in the first paragraph the following: -

              “Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous two sentences, this exemption shall apply to any store or shop that receives the approval of the municipal licensing board where said store or shop is located; provided that, the municipal licensing board has determined that the shop or store opening on any said legal holiday is not discriminatory to its employees, the store or shop primarily services ethnic foods and goods, does it not violate any collective bargaining agreement and it is able to comply with all other laws and regulations.”

              SECTION 2. Section 15 of Chapter 136 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the sentence in the third paragraph the following:-

              “;provided however, notwithstanding the provisions of this clause, the board shall approve an exemption for any store or shop that receives the approval of the municipal licensing board where said store or shop is located; provided that, the municipal licensing board has determined that the shop or store opening on any said legal holiday is not discriminatory to its employees, the store or shop primarily services ethnic foods and goods, does it not violate any collective bargaining agreement and the it is able to comply with all other laws and regulations.”

              SECTION 3. Section 16 of Chapter 136 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the last sentence of the first paragraph the following:-

              “;provided however, notwithstanding the provisions of this clause, any store or shop that receives the approval of the municipal licensing board where said store or shop is located; provided that, the municipal licensing board has determined that the shop or store opening on any said legal holiday is not discriminatory to its employees, the store or shop primarily services ethnic foods and goods, does it not violate any collective bargaining agreement and it is able to comply with all other laws and regulations.”

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