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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3790        FILED ON: 6/2/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3500

By Representative Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Knapik,  a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3500) of John W. Scibak and Michael R. Knapik (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Easthampton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the issuance of an all alcohol beverage license in the city of Easthampton.


              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 section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Easthampton may grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to 5 Chapman Avenue, under section 12 of said chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

              The applicant for the aforementioned license shall have a period of 3 years from the effective date of this act within which to apply for said license.  If the applicant has not applied for the license within said 3-year period, the license shall remain with the licensing authority and may be reissued to the same location under the conditions set forth in this act.

              The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if 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.

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

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