Be it enacted by the People,
and by their authority,
Chapter 136 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section sixteen.
Section 16. All stores and shops which sell goods at retail may be open at any time on Sundays and on Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day. The performance of labor, business and work directly connected to retail sales on said days shall also be allowed. Stores and shops allowed to open under this section may sell on said days all types of goods and foodstuffs which may lawfully be offered for sale in the Commonwealth other than alcoholic beverages. To the extent the provisions of this section are inconsistent with the provisions of section five of this chapter or of any other general or special law, the provisions of this section shall control.
The provisions of law inserted into clause (50) of section six of this chapter by chapter five hundred and fifty-six of the Acts of 1982 pertaining to voluntariness of work and time and one half payments shall apply to any such work performed on said days. The terms "Memorial Day," "July Fourth" and "Labor Day" shall mean the legal holidays on which said days are celebrated in accordance with clause eighteen of section seven of chapter four of the General Laws.