Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any limitations imposed by section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting or the provisions of any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Sharon may issue to restaurants and function rooms with seating capacities of not less than 50 persons licenses to sell all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted for its acceptance to the qualified voters of the town of Sharon at the annual town meeting in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon the official ballot: "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 1998, entitled 'An Act authorizing the town of Sharon to issue licenses to certain establishments for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises', be accepted?"
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall take effect but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.