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HOUSE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 8/6/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3614


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act authorizing the town of Dedham to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the 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. (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Dedham may grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138, subject to the conditions set forth in this act.  Such licenses shall only be granted to establishments located within Dedham Square, which, for purposes of this act, shall be defined as the geographical area in the town of Dedham consisting of Bryant Street, Eastern Avenue, those portions of Washington Street from Bryant Street to Harris Street, and those portions of High Street from Ames Street to Harvard Street.   

              (b) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other person, partnership, corporation, LLC, organization, or any other entity: (i) for a period of 3 years from the date of original issuance or 3 years from the date of enactment of this legislation, whichever is later; and (ii) located outside of Dedham Square. 


              (c) Notwithstanding said section 12 of said chapter 138, 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.

              (d) Notwithstanding sections 12 and 77 of said chapter 138, the licensing authority for the town of Dedham may restrict the licenses issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.

              (e) A license granted under this act, if cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority for the town of Dedham.  The licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant, only at the same location within Dedham Square, under the same conditions as specified in this act.  No license shall be re-issued for use in the same location unless the applicant therefore files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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