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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RETAIL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES.

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 138 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Commission”, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, the following definition:-
         “Continuing care retirement community”, a facility providing continuing care to residents as defined by section 76 of chapter 93; provided, however, that such facility shall include a certified assisted living residence pursuant to chapter 19D.
         SECTION 2.  Section 12 of said chapter 138 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “pub brewer”, in line 3, as so appearing, the following words:- , a continuing care retirement community.
         SECTION 3.  Said section 12 of said chapter 138 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “restaurant”, in line 11, as so appearing, the following words:- or continuing care retirement community.
         SECTION 4.  Said section 12 of said chapter 138 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “hotel”, in lines 15 and 16, as so appearing, the following words:- or continuing care retirement community.
         SECTION 5.  The first paragraph of said section 12 of said chapter 138, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence the following sentence:- Such sales may also be made by a continuing care retirement community licensed hereunder, to residents or guests of residents in rooms in a continuing care retirement community, and in the dining rooms and in such other public rooms or areas of buildings on the same premises as the continuing care retirement community and operated as appurtenant and contiguous to and in conjunction with such continuing care retirement community, and to guests of residents in such buildings; provided, however, that such sales may be made by the continuing care retirement community licensee as the local licensing authorities may deem reasonable and proper and approve in writing.

Approved, January 2, 2015.