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 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Natick may grant to restaurants with seating capacities of not less than 15 persons licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises; provided, however, that not more than 17 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages shall be in effect at any 1 time, including licenses issued pursuant to chapter 19 of the acts of 2002. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 11.
SECTION 2. The authority conferred by this act shall not increase the number of licenses authorized to be issued by the board of selectmen of the town of Natick for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, March 2, 2012.