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 Bellingham may grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138 to Antoine H. Khoury of 3 Mechanic Street in the town of Bellingham. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
Notwithstanding any general or special law, any rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of license to any other location but the license may be re-issued 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 the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, such license 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 condition specified in the preceding paragraph.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved August 26, 2009.