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 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Wellesley may grant 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138. Except as otherwise provided herein, such licenses shall be subject to said chapter 138.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question, this act shall be submitted for its acceptance to the voters of the town of Wellesley at an annual or special town election in the form of the following question:-
“Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2014, entitled `An Act authorizing the town of Wellesley to place a question on the town election ballot authorizing the town to grant 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises’, be accepted?”
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town of Wellesley shall be taken to have authorized the granting of 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises.
Approved, January 28, 2014.