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 Harvard may grant not more than 3 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138; provided, however, that 1 such license may be granted to the owner or operator of the premises known as the Harvard General Store located at 1 Still River road in the town of Harvard.
The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other location but it may grant any such license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the 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 at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved November 10, 2009.