Maine Revised Statutes

§2450. Transfer of ownership

Beginning February 1, 2018, a license granted under the provisions of this chapter is not transferable except as provided in this section, but this section does not prevent a change of location as provided in section 2451, subsection 7. [2017, c. 1, §12 (AMD).]

For a transfer of ownership, a licensee shall apply to the state licensing authority on forms prepared and furnished by the state licensing authority. Upon receipt of an application for transfer of ownership, the state licensing authority shall, within 7 days, submit a copy of the application to the appropriate municipality to determine whether the transfer complies with any local restriction on transfer of ownership. In determining whether to permit a transfer of ownership, the state licensing authority shall consider only the requirements of this chapter, any rules adopted by the state licensing authority and any other local restrictions. The municipality may hold a hearing on the application for transfer of ownership. The municipality may not hold a hearing pursuant to this section until the municipality has posted a notice of hearing in the manner described in section 2449, subsection 5 on the licensed premises for a period of 10 days and has provided notice of the hearing to the applicant at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Any transfer of ownership hearing by the state licensing authority must be held in compliance with the requirements specified for a municipality in this section. [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]

IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW). 2017, c. 1, §12 (AMD).