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 general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Lincoln may grant special licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages pursuant to section 14 of chapter 138 of the General Laws. Licenses granted pursuant to this section shall be subject to said chapter 138, except sections 11 and 11A. Once a license is issued pursuant to this section, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other person, organization, corporation or location.SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 11 and 11A of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting, this act shall be submitted for its acceptance to the qualified voters of the town of Lincoln at an annual or special town election following the effective date of this act in the form of the following question: “Shall an act filed in the year 2013 and passed by the General Court entitled 'An act relative to the granting of special licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Lincoln' be accepted?”. Below the ballot question shall appear a fair and concise summary of the ballot question prepared by town counsel and approved by the board of selectmen. If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, this act shall immediately take effect in the town of Lincoln, but not otherwise.
Approved, December 23, 2013.