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  • Acts
  • 2012
  • Chapter 156 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HAWLEY TO GRANT A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OR SERVICE OF WINE TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES OF A FARMER-WINERY.

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 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Hawley may grant a license for the sale or service of wine to be drunk on the premises to a winegrower authorized to operate as a farmer-winery under section 19B of chapter 138; provided, however, that any wine tasting on such premises shall be limited to 1 ounce per serving and shall be served only to patrons and customers not under 21 years of age.

The amount of any initial or renewal fee for a license granted under this act shall be determined by the licensing authority. The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of that license to any other location, but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant has followed all of the rules prescribed by the licensing authority related to the application and all of the procedures for approval of a transfer including, but not limited to, the filing of a completed application for the transfer of the license to a new applicant at the same location and the filing of 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 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 which may 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, July 24, 2012.