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 Sandwich may grant to a business located in the downtown Sandwich area an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
Once issued, the licensing authority of the town of Sandwich shall not approve the transfer of the license to a business located outside the downtown Sandwich area but may grant the license to another business located within the downtown Sandwich area 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 act 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 Sandwich and the town may then grant the license to a new applicant under the same conditions as specified in this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved July 16, 2008