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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CANTON TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF 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 Canton may grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138.  A license granted pursuant to this act shall be subject to the conditions set by the licensing authority 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 any other person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, organization or other entity or to any other location.
      (c)  If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, 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 at the same location under the same conditions as authorized in this act 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.
      SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, March 16, 2016.