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. Section 1 of chapter 88 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence.
SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 88 is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 paragraphs:-
The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location. The license may be granted by the licensing authority at the same location if an 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 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. Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved August 6, 2009.