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. (a) Notwithstanding sections 11, 11A and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Belmont shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at a regular or special town election the following question:-
“Shall the licensing authority in the town of Belmont be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises provided that not more than 2 such licenses shall be in effect?”
(b) The town shall include below the ballot question a fair and concise summary of the ballot question.
(c) If a majority of the votes cast in answer to this question is the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the granting of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17. Once said licenses has been issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the licenses to any other person, organization, corporation or location.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 31, 2006.