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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2015

Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Kennedy) as a new text for the House Bill authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant five additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3876); and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises”.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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              SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Stoneham may grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138; provided, however, that the licenses shall be issued to establishments that hold a common victualler’s license pursuant to section 2 of chapter 140 of the General Laws.  The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

              (b) A license granted pursuant to this act shall not be transferable to any other person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, organization or other entity for 3 years from the date of its original issuance.

              (c) If a license granted pursuant to 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 under the same conditions as specified in this act if the new applicant files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and a letter from the department of unemployment assistance indicating that the license is in good standing with those departments and all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.

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

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