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 section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Hingham may grant 4 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and 1 additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to section 12 of chapter 138, and 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises, pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138, to establishments located in the Hingham Shipyard in the town of Hingham as the same is more particularly described in the Decision and Special Permit of the Hingham Board of Appeals dated May 12, 2003, and recorded with the Plymouth county registry of deeds in Book 26081, Page 1, as document number 544699. The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the licenses to any other location. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 11 of said chapter 138 or any other general or special law to the contrary, this act shall be submitted to the voters at the next annual town meeting in the town of Hingham in the form of the following article, which shall be placed on the warrant for such annual town meeting:
"Shall an act passed by the general court filed in the year 2004 entitled, 'An Act authorizing the town of Hingham to grant certain licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages' be accepted?" If a majority of the votes on this warrant article are in the affirmative, this act shall take full effect in the town of Hingham but not otherwise. +s
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. @s