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 Hadley may grant 6 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and 6 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to section 12 of chapter 138, to establishments located in the route 9 business zone and the route 47 limited business zone and the local business zone in the town of Hadley. The zones are located and bound as shown on a map titled "Zoning Map of Hadley, Massachusetts," dated September 26, 1978, and on file in the office of the town clerk. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
Notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the select board may restrict licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages granted pursuant to this act to holders of a common victualler license.
Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of that license to any other location, but it may grant a 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 a license granted pursuant to this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, the license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the select board and the select board may then 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, March 26, 2014.