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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD TO GRANT 2 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES

     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 Topsfield may grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138; provided, however, that the selling of wines and malt beverages shall be incidental to the sale of food and other products.  The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
     SECTION 2.  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other location but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location 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 2A.  If a license granted under this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining to the license, to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.
     SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, October 16, 2015.