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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SALEM TO CONVERT 2 SEASONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES TO ANNUAL 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. Notwithstanding sections 17 and 17A of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Salem may convert 1 seasonal license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138, currently issued to Hazel Deli, LLC and used at 283 Derby street to an annual license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under said section 12 of said chapter 138 to Hazel Deli, LLC for use at 283 Derby street. The license converted under this section shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said sections 17 and 17A.
     The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license converted pursuant to this section 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.
If the license converted pursuant to this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, 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 at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.
     SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 17 and 17A of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Salem may convert 1 seasonal license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138, currently issued to The Good Wolf, LLC and used at 142-148 Derby street to an annual license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under said section 12 of said chapter 138 to The Good Wolf, LLC for use at 142-148 Derby street. The license converted under this section shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said sections 17 and 17A.

The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license converted pursuant to this section 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.
     If the license converted pursuant to this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, 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 at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act.
     SECTION 3. (a) The city of Salem shall charge a fee for the conversion of the licenses authorized in sections 1 and 2 which shall be paid by the licensees at the time of issuance unless the licensing authority agrees to enter into a contract with the licensees to allow the division of the fee into multiple payments over time from the licensees. If the city elects to accept multiple payments over time from the licensees, the option shall be made available, upon request, to all qualified applicants for a license.
     (b) Any fee collected by the city of Salem for the licenses converted pursuant to sections 1 and 2, which are greater than the amount of the fees charged for an annual renewal of a similar license issued by the city shall be deposited into the city's economic development account and expended by it in a manner consistent with the purposes of the account. 
     SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.