AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WEBSTER TO ISSUE FIVE ADDITIONAL ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES DESIGNATED FOR USE IN THE DOWNTOWN’S “SLUM AND BLIGHT” MAIN STREET AREA
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 Webster may grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138, only to establishments located within the geographical area shown on a sketch plan on file in the town clerk's office entitled "Downtown Webster 2010 Slum & Blight Inventory" and dated September 05, 2013. The licenses shall be subject to all of chapter 138, except said section 17.
(b) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other person, partnership, corporation, LLC, organization, or any other entity: (i) for a period of 3 years from the date of original issuance or 3 years from the date of enactment of this legislation, whichever is later; or (ii) located outside of the "Downtown Webster 2010 Slum & Blight Inventory" area in Webster.
(c) Notwithstanding section 12 of said chapter 138, the licensing authority for the town of Webster may restrict the licenses issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.
(d) A license granted pursuant to this act, if cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority for the town of Webster. The licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant, only at the same location within the "Downtown Webster 2010 Slum & Blight Inventory" area in Webster, under the same conditions as specified in this act. No license shall be reissued for use in the same location unless the applicant therefore 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 the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, April 15, 2014.