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Chapter 18 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON TO ISSUE 8 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES AND 2 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the trial court, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

(a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Burlington may issue, within the Northwest Park Planned Development District, 8 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and 2 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138.

(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the licenses to any other location outside of the Northwest Park Planned Development District. A license may be re-issued by the licensing authority at the same location if an applicant files with the licensing authority a statement in writing, from the department of revenue that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
(c) If a license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, the license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority. The licensing authority may then grant that license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in subsections (a) and (b).

Approved January 31, 2008


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