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  • Acts
  • 2014
  • Chapter 59 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON TO GRANT ADDITIONAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSES

     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 Burlington may grant 8 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138.  The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
     SECTION 2.  The licensing authority of the town of Burlington shall restrict the licenses granted pursuant to this act as to number and to persons, corporations, organizations and entities located in the following locations:
     (i)  three licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to be available for the property comprising the Burlington Mall, as more specifically shown on a plan on file with the board of selectmen of the town of Burlington.
     (ii)  three licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the development comprising the New England Executive Park, as more specifically shown on a plan on file with the board of selectmen of the town of Burlington.
     (iii)  Two licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the development at 15-20 South avenue, as more specifically shown on a plan on file with the board of selectmen of the town of Burlington.
     SECTION 3.  The licensing authority of the town of Burlington shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other person, partnership, corporation, LLC, organization or any other entity for a period of 3 years from the date of original issuance; provided, however, that after 3 years the licensing authority shall not approve a transfer to a location outside of the location of original issuance.  All licenses issued pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked “Burlington Mall only”, “New England Executive Park only” or “the development presently known as 15-20 South Avenue only”, as the case may be, and shall be clearly marked “nontransferable” on the face of each of the licenses issued pursuant to this act.
     SECTION 4.  Notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Burlington may restrict the licenses issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.
     SECTION 5.  If a license granted pursuant to this act is revoked or surrendered it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights and privileges pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority of the town of Burlington. The licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant only at the location of original issuance and under the same conditions as specified in this act 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 entities and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
      SECTION 6.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, April 2, 2014.