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 clause (h) of paragraph (5) of section 11 of chapter 498 of the acts of 1993, chapter 75 of the acts of 2003 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Devens Enterprise Commission may grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to a hotel within the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. A license granted under this section shall not decrease the number of such licenses authorized to be granted by the towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley.
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 commission and the commission may then grant the license to a new applicant under the same conditions as specified in this act if the applicant files with the commission a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved November 19, 2009.