AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WINTHROP TO PLACE A CERTAIN QUESTION ON THE BALLOT RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC 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. (a) Notwithstanding any limitations imposed by section 42C of chapter 54 of the General Laws or section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question or any other special or general law to the contrary, the town council of the town of Winthrop shall cause to be placed on the official ballot for the election of officers at the biannual town election to be held in the year 2009 the following question:-
"Shall the licensing authority of the town of Winthrop be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than 25 persons?"
(b) If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town of Winthrop shall be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than 25 persons. The licenses shall be subject to all the other provisions of said chapter 138.
(c) The town council of the town of Winthrop shall cause a summary of the question to be printed on the ballot along with the question as stated in subsection (a).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.