Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Charlton may grant 4 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the following entities: Masonic Health System of Massachusetts, Inc., Overlook Masonic Health Center, Inc., Overlook Communities, Inc. and Overlook Catering, Inc. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17. Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of any of the licenses to any other location but a license may be reissued by the licensing authority at the same location 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 at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in this act.Upon issuance of the all alcoholic beverages license to Masonic Health System of Massachusetts, Inc., Masonic Health System shall return to the town the license it currently holds for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises.
Approved December 14, 2009.