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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH TO GRANT 3 ADDITIONAL 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 section 12 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough may grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138, subject to the conditions set forth in this act.
      (b)  The licensing authority of the town of Foxborough shall restrict all of the licenses authorized in this act to business entities located within the site containing a development to be known as Downtown Foxborough, as more particularly shown on a plan which is on file with the board of selectmen. A license granted pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked on its face “Downtown Foxborough Only” and shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
      (c)  Notwithstanding said section 12 of said chapter 138, the additional licenses authorized by this act shall be subject to an original license fee of $5,000 in addition to the annual fee for existing all alcoholic beverages or wines and malt beverages licenses, as applicable, in the town of Foxborough, due and payable upon the original granting of any such license and also upon reissuance of such license pursuant to subsection (e) or (f).  The additional $5,000 fee shall be deposited into an economic development account in the town and expended in a manner consistent with the purposes of that account.
      (d)  Before granting a license pursuant to this act, the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough shall determine whether an applicant meets the criteria set forth in this act, consistent with the rules and regulations governing licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages promulgated by the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough and all other applicable laws.
      (e)  The licensing authority of the town of Foxborough shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to a location outside the site, but it may grant a license to a new applicant at a location within the site 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.
      (f)  If a license granted pursuant to 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 thereto, to the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough, which may then grant the license to a new applicant at a location within the site pursuant to the same conditions set forth in this act.
      SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 3, 2016