Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section seventeen of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws, the licensing authority in the city of New Bedford is hereby authorized to issue a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under the provisions of section twelve of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight to the Merchant Mariners Social Club, Inc. and Auxiliary. Said license shall be subject to all the provisions of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight, except said section seventeen; provided, however, that the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of said license to any other persons, organization, corporation or location for not less than one year; and provided further, that the issuance of this license shall reduce by one any increase in licenses issued due to census reapportionment under the provisions of said section seventeen.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.