One Massachusetts Municipality that created a bylaw in accordance with this law is Norton Massachusetts. The bylaw was approved at the town meeting on October 12, 2011 and by the Attorney General on November 17, 2011. The businesses that are targeted in the Norton bylaw are: Hawkers and Peddlers, Door-to-Door Sales, Pawn Brokers, Solicitors, Taxi and Livery licenses and any license to sell alcoholic beverages (including the “responsible manager” listed on the license.
Businesses owners applying for licenses should check the local Bylaws to see if the municipality requires applicants to undergo both State and Federal Criminal History records check as part of the application process. Since these laws are relatively new, business owners may need to contact the municipality directly for this information.
Further Information can be found on the following web pages:
Department of Criminal Justice Information Services Policies and Procedures for Civil Fingerprinting for Municipal Licensing Applicants