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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 95026        FILED ON: 9/17/2010

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 5026


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



                                                                      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, September 20, 2010.

The committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, to whom was referred the petition (acc ompanied by bill, House, No. 4586 ) of Sarah K. Peake and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) authorizing the town of Harwich to issue additional liquor licenses , reports , in part, recommending that the accompanying bill (House, No. 502 6 ) 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 Harwich to issue additional liquor licenses. .


              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 the provisions of sections 17 and 17A of chapter 138 of the General  Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Harwich may convert 1 currently issued seasonal license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to Section 12 of Chapter 138 as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, currently issued to  The Back Nine Café, LLC. , located at 183 Oak Street, Harwich Massachusetts 02645, to an annual license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises pursuant to section 12 of chapter 138 as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition. An annual license granted under this section shall be subject to all of chapter 138 except section 17 and 17A.

The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of said license to any other location. Said license may be granted by the local alcohol licensing authority at the same location if an applicant for said license files with said authority a letter from the department of revenue indicating that said license is in good standing with said department and that any and all applicable taxes have been paid.

If the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, such 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 and under the same conditions as specified in this act.

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