Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 386 of the acts of 1986 is hereby amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 2. Notwithstanding the vote of the town of Bolton cast at a previous biennial state election on the questions to have been placed on the ballot for the town for such election under the authority of section eleven of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight or the additional subdivisions thereof provided by chapter seven hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and sixty-seven and chapter eight hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and sixty-nine, the state secretary shall cause the following question to be placed on the ballot for the town of Bolton at the state election to be held on November fourth, nineteen hundred and eighty-six and each subsequent biennial state election thereafter; provided, however, that if a majority of the votes cast in said town in answer to said question is in the affirmative in three successive biennial state elections, the state secretary shall no longer place the following question on said ballot:-
(G) Shall a restaurant license be granted in the town of Bolton to Rich House, Inc., for the sale of all alcoholic beverages, to be consumed on the premises
If a majority of the votes cast in said town in answer to the above subdivision (G) is in the affirmative, said town shall, irrespective of the results of votes taken in answer to any other subdivision, be taken to authorize for each of the two calendar years next succeeding, the issuance of said restaurant license as defined and limited in section twelve of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight, for the sale in said town of all alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises of Rich House, Inc. subject to all provisions of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight except as herein otherwise provided.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a majority of the votes cast in said town is in the affirmative in three successive biennial state elections then said license shall be considered to be a permanent license; provided, however, that the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of said license to any other person, organization or corporation; and, provided further, that the granting of said license shall reduce by one any increase in licenses granted due to census reapportionment under section seventeen of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of September tenth, nineteen hundred and eighty-six.