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 Wareham may grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of establishments located in the area running from state highway route 58 to interstate highway route 495 down to Main street and from Main street over to Mill pond up to Tihonet, including the proposed Business Development Overlay District area.
SECTION 2. The licenses shall be allocated to the following map locations: 1 license to a parcel of land on Map 103, identified as Lot A1, Bl, Cl, Dl or 1051 and known as the Flagship Cinema site; 3 licenses to a parcel of land on Map 85, identified as Lot 1003A and known as Wareham Crossing; and 1 license to a parcel of land on Map 109, identified as Lot 1000, 1001, 1001-A, 1002 through 1012, 1051, 1052, 1053 or Map 109A, Lot 1038 and known as the extension of the Business Development Overlay District.
SECTION 3. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17. The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the licenses to any other persons, corporations, organizations or locations.
SECTION 4. A license issued under this section, if revoked or no longer in use, shall be returned to the licensing authority. The licensing authority then may grant that license to a new applicant at the same location so long as the applicant meets the criteria set forth in this act. No such 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 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved January 3, 2007.