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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 94962        FILED ON: 7/30/2010

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4962


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



       HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, July 30 , 2010.


The committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, to whom was referred the joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4895) of Colleen M. Garry and Susan C. Tucker (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Dracut to issue an additional liquor license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises, reports recommending that the accompanying bill (House, No. 4962 ) ought to pass.

                                                                                             For the committee,

                                                                                    THEODORE C. SPELIOTIS


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Ten



An Act authorizing the town of Dracut to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not 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 licensing authority of the town of Dracut may grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages, not to be drunk on the premises, under section 15 of said chapter 138 to Muddy River Coffee and Convenience, Inc. located at 197 Merrimack avenue in the town of Dracut. Except as otherwise provided in this act, the license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

(b)   Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license issued under this section to any other location, but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the 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 the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or longer in use, it shall license 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 under the same conditions as specified in this section.                

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