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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LITTLETON TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC 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.  (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Littleton may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
     (b)  The licensing authority of the town of Littleton shall only grant the license to a person, corporation, organization or entity operating a business located within the district known as the Littleton Common, as more specifically shown on a plan on file with the board of selectmen.
     (c)  Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license granted pursuant to this act to a person, corporation, organization or entity for a period of 3 years after the date of issuance; provided, however, that after the expiration of 3 years, the licensing authority may approve a transfer of the license to another person, corporation, organization or entity at a location within the Littleton Common district 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.
     (d)  If a license granted pursuant to this act is revoked, cancelled 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 and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant operating within the Littleton Common only under the same conditions as specified in this act.
     (e)  The license issued pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked “Littleton Common Only” and contain as a condition to issuance, the restriction on transfers set forth in subsection (c) of this act. The issuance or transfer of the license shall comply with chapter 138 of the General Laws.
     (f)  Notwithstanding the foregoing, this act shall not prohibit the licensing authority of the town of Littleton from modifying, suspending, revoking or cancelling a license issued pursuant to this act as authorized by chapter 138 of the General Laws.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 15, 2016