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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 257        FILED ON: 1/11/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 114



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen M . Brewer


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act Authorizing the Town of Charlton to Grant an Additional License for the Sale of All Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises.






Mr. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act Authorizing the Town of Charlton to Grant an Additional License for the Sale of All Alcoholic Beverages 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 Section 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Charlton may grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises, to Masonic Health System of Massachusetts, Inc., and its corporate affiliates, located on the 420 acre campus located at 88 Masonic Home Road in the town of Charlton.  The license shall be subject to all of said Chap ter 138 except section 17.  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location.

The license may be re-issued by the licensing authority at the same location if an applicant for the license files with the licensing authority a letter in writing 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 any license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer i n use, such license shall be returned physically, with all of 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 at the same location and u nder the same conditions as specified in this section.

Upon issuance of the all alcoholic beverages license, Masonic Health Systems of Massachusetts, Inc., shall return to the town the license for the sale of beer and wine to be drunk on the premises tha t it currently holds.

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