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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ALL ALCOHOL LICENSES FOR RESTAURANTS IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON

     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 11A and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or chapter 340 of the acts of 2008 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen in the town of Arlington shall cause to be placed upon the official ballot used at the annual town meeting to be held in the year 2015 the following question:
     “Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant an additional 5 licenses for a total of 20 licenses in the town of Arlington for the sale of all alcoholic beverages by restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than 50 persons?
     Yes __ No __”
     SECTION 2.  If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have increased from 15 to 20 the number of licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than 50 persons. The 20 licenses shall be subject to all of chapter 138 of the General Laws, except those provisions that provide for a limitation as to the number of licenses permitted or the wording of the question posed to the voters.
     SECTION 3.  The board of selectmen of the town of Arlington shall include a summary of the question to be printed on the ballot along with the question as stated in section 1.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 19, 2014.