AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PLACEMENT OF A QUESTION ON THE BALLOT RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES OF 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:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any limitations imposed by section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on questions or section 17 relative to the number of licenses to be held or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Tisbury shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at the 2008 annual town election the following question:
“Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant licenses, without quota and for seasonal or annual terms as the board shall determine, for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants, including those within inns and hotels, with a seating capacity of not less than 30 persons, to be consumed with meals only and consumed by patrons seated at dining tables?”
If a majority of votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the sale in said town of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants having a seating capacity of not less than 30 persons. The board of selectmen may from time to time issue regulations for the granting of licenses under this act and to define terms appropriate for that purpose.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.