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Chapter 5 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LINCOLN TO GRANT A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES.

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 board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln may grant to deCordova and Dana Museum and Park, located at 51 Sandy Pond road, a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
The board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location, but the license may be granted by the board of selectmen to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant for the license files with the board a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
If the license granted pursuant to this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the board of selectmen and the board may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in this section.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 11 and 11A of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question of issuing the license authorized in section 1, this act shall be submitted for its acceptance to the qualified voters of the town of Lincoln following the effective date of this act 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 Lincoln to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises’, be accepted?”.
Below the ballot question shall appear a fair and concise summary of the ballot question which shall be prepared by town counsel and approved by the board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln. If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the issuance to the deCordova and Dana Museum and Park of a license to sell wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises, but not otherwise.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 16, 2014.


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