AN ACT AUTHORIZING A BALLOT QUESTION IN THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES.
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 and section
of chapter of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary,
the board of selectmen of the town of Lexington shall cause to be submitted
to the voters in the next regularly scheduled election, to be held at least
days following the effective date of this act, the following question:
Whereas the board of selectmen is now authorized to grant licenses in the town of Lexington for the sale of all alcoholic beverages in restaurants with seating capacities of persons or more, shall the board of selectmen also be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages including, but not limited to, licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages, to restaurants in the town of Lexington with seating capacities of less than 99 persons?
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to this question is in the affirmative,
the town shall be taken to have authorized the board of selectmen to issue licenses
for the sale of all alcoholic beverages including, but not limited to, licenses
for the sale of wines and malt beverages, to be drunk on the premises of restaurants
in the town with a seating capacity of less than 99 persons, subject to all
the other provisions of said chapter, and may further issue special licenses
as provided in section of said chapter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.