AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NATICK TO GRANT CERTAIN LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding section 11 of chapter 138
of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary,
town of Natick may grant to restaurants with seating capacities of not less
50 persons licenses for the sale of wines and malt
be drunk on the premises; provided, however, that not more than 7 such
licenses shall be in effect at any 1 time for restaurants with seating
capacities of not less than 50 but not more than 99 persons. The
licenses shall be subject to all
of said chapter 138, except said section 11.
The authority conferred by this act shall not increase the
licenses authorized to be issued by the board of selectmen of the town of
for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.
Notwithstanding section 11 of
chapter 138 of the
General Laws, this act shall be submitted to the voters of the town of Natick
the next annual town election in the form of the following question which shall
placed on the official ballot to be used at such election.
"Shall an act passed by the
general court in the year 2002 entitled, 'An Act authorizing the town of Natick
to grant certain licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk
premises', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said
question is in the affirmative, this act shall therefore take full effect
in the town of Natick but not otherwise.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.