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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF RAYNHAM TO GRANT 2 ADDITIONAL LICENSES 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 Raynham may grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises under section 15 of said chapter 138 to establishments located within the areas specified in subsection (b). A license granted under this section shall be clearly marked on its face “748 New State Highway Restricted” or “Broadway Restricted” as applicable and shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
         (b) The licensing authority shall restrict the granting of the licenses to: (i) an establishment located at 748 New State highway, in the town of Raynham; and (ii) an establishment located on Broadway between interstate highway route 495 and Center street in the town of Raynham.
           (c) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to a location outside of the area for which the license was initially granted, but it may grant a license to a new applicant within the area for which the license was initially granted 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) A license granted under this act shall not be sold or transferred by the licensee.
         (e) If a licensee terminates or fails to renew a license granted under clause (i) of subsection (b) or if such license is cancelled, revoked 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, within 3 years after such return, grant the license to a new applicant under the same conditions as specified in this act, otherwise such license shall dissolve.
         (f) If a licensee terminates or fails to renew a license granted under clause (ii) of subsection (b) or if such license is cancelled, revoked 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 grant the license to a new applicant under the same conditions as specified in this act.
         (g) A license granted pursuant to this act shall be issued within 1 year after the effective date of this act; provided, however, that if the license is originally granted within that time period, the license may be granted to a new applicant pursuant to subsections (c), (e) or (f) thereafter.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 20, 2023.