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  • 2012
  • Chapter 27 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF CLUB AND SPECIAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE TOWN OF WESTON.

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 Weston may grant a club license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 to the Weston Golf Club located at 275 Meadowbrook road in the town of Weston. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant 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 the 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 under the same conditions as specified in this section.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 17 of said chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Weston may grant a club license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 to the Pine Brook Country Club, Inc., located at 42 Newton street in the town of Weston. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location, but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant 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 the 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 under the same conditions as specified in this section.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Weston may grant a club license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 to The Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Tennis Center, Inc., located at 100 Brown street in the town of Weston. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant 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 the 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 under the same conditions as specified in this section.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Weston may grant special licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages pursuant to section 14 of said chapter 138. Licenses granted under this section shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except sections 11 and 11A. Once any such license is issued by the licensing authority, said authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other person, organization, corporation or location.

SECTION 5. Notwithstanding sections 11 and 11A of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question of issuing the licenses set forth above, this act shall be submitted for its acceptance to the qualified voters of the town of Weston at an annual or special town election following the effective date of this act in the form of the following question:

“Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2012, entitled `An Act Relative to the Granting of Club and Special Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages in the Town of Weston’ be accepted?”

Below the ballot question shall appear a fair and concise summary of the ballot question prepared by town counsel and approved by the board of selectmen.
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, this act shall immediately take effect in the town of Weston, but not otherwise.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 10, 2012.