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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3493         FILED ON: 2/6/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3225

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ronald Mariano and John F. Keenan

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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 increasing the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Quincy .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ronald Mariano

3rd Norfolk

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3493        FILED ON: 2/6/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3225

By Representative Mariano of Quincy and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3225) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Quincy be authorized to issues additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages and wine and malt beverages.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act increasing the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Quincy .
 

              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 the statutory formula for the number of licenses contained in section 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, and in addition to the number of licenses allowed by said section 17, the licensing Authority of the City of Quincy may grant 23 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to innholders duly licensed under Chapter 140 to conduct a hotel, and 1 additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to section 12 of Chapter 138, and 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to section 15 of Chapter 138, to establishments located in the downtown area of the City of Quincy encompassed by that certain urban renewal plan known as the Quincy Center District Urban Revitalization and Development Plan ("Urban Revitalization Area"), dated May 7, 2007, as amended from time to time, and as described in Chapter 32 of the Acts of 2011.

              Once issued to a licensee in the Urban Revitalization Area, the licensing authority of the City of Quincy shall not approve the transfer of that license to a location outside of the Urban Revitalization Area.  A license granted pursuant to this act shall be nontransferable to any person, partnership, corporation, LLC, organization or any other entity outside of the Urban Revitalization Area and shall be clearly marked “nontransferable” on the face of the license.  All licenses issued pursuant to the authority of this act shall also be clearly marked on its face “Urban Renewal Area License Only”.

              SECTION 2. A license issued under this act, if revoked or surrendered, shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights and privileges thereto, to the licensing authority of the City of Quincy which may grant any such returned license to a new applicant consistent with the criteria set forth in this act.  No license shall be re-issued for use in the same location within six (6) months from the date that the prior license was revoked or terminated, unless the applicant therefore files a letter in writing from the Department of Revenue with the licensing authority of the City of Quincy indicating that the license is in good standing with the Department of Revenue and that all applicable taxes have been paid.  The license shall be subject to all of Chapter 138 excepting only the statutory limitation contained in said section 17.

              SECTION 3. Each of the additional licenses authorized by this act shall be subject to an original application fee of $5,000 more than the annual fee for then existing licenses for all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises; existing licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to innholders; existing licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises; and existing licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises, as applicable, in the City of Quincy. The additional $5,000 fee shall be deposited into the general fund of the City of Quincy.

              SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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