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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1859

Senate, Thursday, September 12, 2013 – Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Keenan) to the House Bill increasing the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Quincy (House, No. 3587).


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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              SECTION 1.  (a) Notwithstanding the maximum number of licenses authorized to be granted under section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, 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, 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to innholders licensed under chapter 140 of the General Laws to conduct a hotel, 1 additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 and 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138.  The licenses shall only be granted to establishments located in the downtown area of the city of Quincy known as the “urban renewal district”, as defined by the Quincy Center District Urban Revitalization and Development Plan, dated May 7, 2007, as amended from time to time, and as described in chapter 32 of the acts of 2011.  A license issued under this act shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.

              (b) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, organization or other entity for at least 3 years from the date of original issuance.  Further, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to a location outside of the urban renewal district.  A license issued under this act shall be clearly marked on its face “Urban Renewal District License Only” and “Nontransferable”.  No license to be transferred under this act shall be approved unless the applicant 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.

              (c) If a license granted under this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at a location within the urban renewal district under the same conditions as specified in this act.              

              (d) Each of the licenses authorized by this act shall be subject to the same application fees as those charged for licenses for all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises, licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to innholders, licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises and licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises, as applicable, in the city of Quincy.

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

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