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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NEEDHAM TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT 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.  Chapter 207 of the acts of 2012 is hereby amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 2.  Section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws shall govern the number of licenses that may be granted pursuant to this act. The licensing authority may establish the days and hours during which the license may operate. Except as otherwise provided in this act, such licenses shall be subject to said chapter 138.

SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, this act shall be submitted for acceptance by the voters of the town of Needham at an annual or special election in the form of the following question: 

“Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2022, entitled ‘An Act authorizing the town of Needham to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises’ be accepted?” 

Below the question shall appear a fair and concise summary of the act prepared by town counsel and approved by the select board.  If the majority of votes in answer to the question is in the affirmative, section 1 shall take effect, but not otherwise.

SECTION 3.  Section 2 shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, August 30, 2022.