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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORWOOD TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT 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 town of Norwood may grant 4 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138, to establishments located within the town's South Norwood General Business District, as that district is defined as extending from Short street north along Washington street to Lenox street, as shown on a certain plan contained in a “Vision Plan & Action Strategy, dated November 10, 2003, prepared by Larry Koff & Associates” and approved by the planning board and the board of selectmen on December 16, 2003. A license granted pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked on its face “South Norwood General Business District Only” and shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
      (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to a location outside of the town’s South Norwood General Business District, but it may grant a license to a new applicant within the South Norwood General Business 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.
      (c)  If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, the license 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 under the same conditions as specified in this act.
      SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 24, 2016.