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 Ipswich may grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 to Ipswich RE Holdings LLC for the establishment located at 30 South Main street in the town of Ipswich. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Ipswich 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 Ipswich. 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. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved August 29, 2007.