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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BOSTON TO GRANT 15 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF 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 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing board of the city of Boston may grant up to 12 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 and up to 3 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138. A license granted pursuant to this act shall be: (i) restricted to the so called South Bay Development consisting of various buildings located at District avenue, Lucy street and Jan Karski way; (ii) clearly marked "South Bay restricted" on its face; and (iii) subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
     (b) The licensing board shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to a location outside of the city’s South Bay Development, but it may grant a license to a new applicant within the South Bay Development if the applicant files with the licensing board 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, the license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing board and the licensing board may then grant that license to a new applicant in the city’s South Bay Development under the same conditions as specified in this act.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, September 7, 2017