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 Rehoboth may grant to Azevedo’s Mini Market Ltd., 537 Winthrop street in said town, a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Rehoboth 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 the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority of the town of Rehoboth. Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in the preceding paragraph.
SECTION 2. Upon issuance of the license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises to Azevedo’s Mini Market Ltd., pursuant to section 1, Azevedo’s Mini Market Ltd. shall return to the town the license for the sale of wines and malt beverages that it presently holds.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved November 19, 2007.