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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SALEM TO GRANT 2 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF 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 section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Salem may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 to Hotel Salem Op Co, LLC to be located at 203-209 Essex street.  The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
     (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license 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 departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
     (c)  If the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority which may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in this section.
     SECTION 2.  (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Salem may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 to Odd Fellows Restaurant LLC to be located at 125 Washington street.  The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
     (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license 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 departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
     (c) If the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority which may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in this section.
     SECTION 3.  (a) The fee charged by the city of Salem for a license issued pursuant to this act shall be paid by the licensee to the city in full at the time of issuance unless the licensing authority agrees to enter into an arrangement with the licensee which would enable the fee to be divided into multiple payments or prorated over multiple periods of time.
     (b)  Notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, if the city of Salem charges a fee for a license pursuant to this act which is greater than the amount of the fee charged for an annual renewal of a similar license issued by the city, then the city shall deposit the fee into its special economic development account established for the deposit of revenue from additional alcoholic beverage licenses issued pursuant to special acts and the fee charged shall be expended by the city in a manner consistent with the purposes of the account.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, September 30, 2016