AN ACT AUTHORIZING A BALLOT QUESTION IN THE TOWN OF BELMONT RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN CERTAIN RESTAURANTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court
assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. Notwithstanding sections 11A and 17 of chapter 138 of
General Laws, the board of selectmen of the town of Belmont shall cause to be
placed on the official ballot to be used for the election of officers in the
town of Belmont at the annual town meeting to be held in the year 2004 the
"Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of
all alcoholic beverages in restaurants having at least 130 and not more than
seats provided that not more than 3 such licenses shall be in effect?"
If the majority of the votes cast in town in answer to said question is in
the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the sale in said
town of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises in restaurants having
at least 130 and not more than 250 seats; provided, however, that not more than
3 such licenses shall be in effect. The licenses shall be subject to all the
other provisions of said chapter 138 of the General Laws.
2. The board of selectmen shall include a summary of the
aforesaid question on the ballot with
3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.