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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD TO HOLD LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 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.  (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and for the purpose of operating the Chelmsford Center for the Arts located at 1A North road in the town of Chelmsford and the Chelmsford Community Center located at 31 Princeton street in the town of Chelmsford, the town may hold licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.
      (b)  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Chelmsford may grant to the town hall advisory committee of the town of Chelmsford a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises at 1A North road pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138.  The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
      (c)  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Chelmsford may grant to the north town hall advisory committee of the town of Chelmsford a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises at 31 Princeton street in said town pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138.  The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
      (d)  Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the licenses issued under this section to any other location or to any other entity.
      SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 58 of chapter 44 of the General Laws, the town of Chelmsford may pay bills incurred for the purchase of all alcoholic beverages acquired for use with the license authorized in section 1 of this act.
      SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage..

Approved, January 6, 2016.