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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HUDSON TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES AT HIGHLAND COMMONS

       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.  (a)  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Hudson may grant 4 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 1 additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138.  The licenses shall only be granted to premises located within the development known as Highland Commons, off of Coolidge street in the town of Hudson, as is more particularly shown on a plan entitled “Highland Commons Highway Shopping Center, Hudson/Berlin, Mass. -Master Site Plan” dated November 21, 2013 on file with the town clerk. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
       (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to a location outside of Highland Commons, but it may grant the license to a new applicant within Highland Commons if the applicant files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and a letter from the department of unemployment assistance indicating that the license is in good standing with those departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.  All licenses issued pursuant to the authority of this act shall be clearly marked “Highland Commons License Only” on the face of the license.
       (c)  A license granted pursuant to this act shall not be transferrable to any other person, corporation or organization for a period of 3 years from the date of issuance.
       (d)  If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, the license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant that license to a new applicant at a location within Highland Commons under the same conditions as specified in this act.
       SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, October 31, 2014.