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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 24         FILED ON: 1/9/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 82

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William N. Brownsberger

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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 relative to the shipping of alcohol.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 24        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 82

By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 82) of William N. Brownsberger for legislation relative to the direct shipping of alcohol.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the shipping of alcohol.
 

              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. Section 15 of Chapter 138, of the Massachusetts General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the last sentence the following new paragraph.

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an alcohol retailer licensed under this section, may sell and ship alcohol directly to a resident of the Commonwealth or another state where the shipment would be allowed, who is at least 21 years of age, for such resident’s personal use, and not for resale.

              Section 2.  Section 22 of Chapter 138 is hereby amended by striking paragraph 4 in its entirety and replacing it with the following:  Any individual, partnership or corporation regularly and lawfully conducting a general express or trucking business or regularly and lawfully engaged in the business of leasing trucks for hire, with or without drivers, may, if authorized by a fleet permit issued by the commission, transport and deliver alcoholic beverages or alcohol. The fee for such a fleet permit shall be set at a reasonable amount commensurate with existing fleet fees for shipping of non-alcoholic goods.  No holder of such a permit shall be granted a permit under section nineteen A.

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