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 sections 11 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, any vote cast in the city of Medford pursuant to chapter 595 of the acts of 1977 or any other general or special law or rule or regulation of the city of Medford to the contrary, the licensing authority of the city of Medford may grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 to restaurants having a seating capacity of not less than 50 persons, without including the seating capacity of function rooms. Except as expressly provided, a license issued pursuant to this act shall be subject to all other provisions of said chapter 138.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, September 20, 2012.