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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MELROSE TO GRANT LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC 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 section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, section 1 of chapter 327 of the acts of 2008 relative to the granting of licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the city of Melrose may grant: (i) licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 to table-service restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than 50 persons; and (ii) licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138 to table-service restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than 25 persons.  Licenses granted pursuant to this act shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except section 17.
     SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the total number of licenses that the licensing authority for the city of Melrose may grant for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 shall be limited to 14.
     SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the total number of licenses that the licensing authority for the city of Melrose may grant for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 shall be limited to 6.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, October 22, 2015.