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 Needham may issue to restaurants with seating capacities of less than 100 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises.
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 qualified voters of the town of Needham at an annual or special town election following the effective date of this act in the form of the following question:-
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2001, entitled 'An Act authorizing the town of Needham to grant certain establishments licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises', be accepted?"
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, this act shall take effect in the town of Needham, but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.