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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Special licenses to managers of indoor or outdoor activities; fees

Section 14. In a city or town wherein the granting of licenses to sell all alcoholic beverages or wines and malt beverages only is authorized under this chapter, special licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages only, or either of them, may be issued by the local licensing authorities, to the responsible manager of any indoor or outdoor activity or enterprise; provided, however, in any city or town wherein the granting of licenses to sell all alcoholic beverages is authorized under this chapter, special licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages or wine and malt beverages only, or any of them, may be issued by the local licensing authorities to the responsible manager of any nonprofit organization conducting any indoor or outdoor activity or enterprise. Special licenses for the dispensing of wines and malt beverages in dining halls maintained by incorporated educational institutions authorized to grant degrees may be granted by the local licensing authorities in such a city or town to such institutions; provided, that such beverages shall be served only to persons over twenty-one years of age. The fees for licenses granted under this section shall be fixed from time to time by the local licensing authorities and need not be uniform.

A nonprofit charitable corporation organized pursuant to chapter 180 and registered with the division of public charities in the department of the attorney general and licensed pursuant to this section may accept free alcoholic beverages donated to the nonprofit charitable corporation by an individual, by a person licensed to manufacture alcoholic beverages or by a person licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at wholesale or retail pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of serving such donated alcoholic beverages at fundraising events for the benefit of the nonprofit charitable corporation.

A license under this section shall not be granted to any person while his application for a license under section twelve is pending before the licensing authorities.