Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any limitations imposed by section eleven A and section seventeen of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws, or any other special or general law to the contrary, including, but not limited to chapter eight hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and seventy-seven, the board of selectmen of the town of Arlington shall cause to be placed on the official ballot used in said town of Arlington by registered voters of said town of Arlington at the annual town meeting to be held in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-four, the following question:
"Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of beer and wine in restaurants " `tuc Yes_____ No______
If a majority of the votes cast in said town in answer to said question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the sale in said town of beer and wine to be drunk on the premises in restaurants. Said licenses shall be subject, however, to all the other provisions of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.