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 sections 12 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing board of the town of West Bridgewater may grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises, subject to the conditions set forth in this section. The 5 additional licenses authorized in this act shall be granted only to businesses located in the development known as The Villages at West Bridgewater.
Notwithstanding any general law or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of West Bridgewater shall not approve the transfer of any of the licenses authorized in this act to any other person, corporation or organization but, a license may be re-issued by the licensing authority at another location within The Villages at West Bridgewater if an applicant for the license files with the licensing authority a letter 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 a 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 which may then grant the license to a new applicant under the same conditions as set forth in this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved January 9, 2009