SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or of any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln may issue a license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, located at 51 Sandy Pond road in the town of Lincoln, under the provisions of section 12 of chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except for said section 17, and to any regulations and guidelines adopted by the alcoholic beverages control commission relative to the service of alcoholic beverages.
The board of selectmen shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location, but the license may be granted by the board at the same location if an applicant for the license files with the board a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid. If the license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, such license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the board, and the board may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in this section.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 11 and 11A of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question of issuing the license in section 1, this act shall be submitted for its acceptance to the qualified voters of the town of Lincoln following the effective date of this act at an annual or special town election in the form of the following question: “Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2013, entitled “An act authorizing the town of Lincoln to grant a license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises”, be accepted?”. Below the ballot question shall appear a fair and concise summary of the ballot question prepared by town counsel and approved by the board of selectmen. If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the issuance to the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park of a license to sell wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises, but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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