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An Act authorizing the town of Wenham to grant certain licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises

Senate, No. 2 6 23

[Senate, September 16 , 2010 - Substituted by amendment by the Senate ( Bills in the Third Reading ) for Senate, No. 2 082 . ]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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IN THE YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND AND TEN

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A N A CT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WENHAM TO GRANT CERTAIN LICENSES 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. Notwithstanding sections 15 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Wenham may grant 1 license for the sale at retail of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138. The retail premises on which the said beverages are to be sold may not exceed 200 square feet and the beverages may only be sold on Mondays through Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The license shall be subject to said chapter 138. Once issued, a license granted under this section shall not be transferred to any other location and no license shall be re-issued to the same location within 6 months from the date the prior license terminated unless the applicant files a letter in writing from the department of revenue with the local licensing authority indicating the prior licensee's good standing with said department.

 

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 14 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Wenham may grant 10 one - day special licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 14 of said chapter 138 to restaurants having seating capacities of less than 100 and not containing a lounge or bar. The serving of alcoholic beverages shall be incidental to the serving of meals. The special licenses shall otherwise be subject to said chapter 138. Once issued, a license granted under this section shall not be transferred to any other location and no license shall be re-issued to the same location within 6 months from the date the prior license terminated unless the applicant files a letter in writing from the department of revenue with the local licensing authority indicating the prior licensee's good standing with the department .

SECTION 3.   This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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