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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO PLACE UPON A TOWN BALLOT A QUESTION TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN TO ISSUE 1 ADDITIONAL LICENSE 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.  (a) Notwithstanding sections 11A and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the board of selectmen of the town of Arlington may cause to be placed upon the ballot at a town election held in the year 2019 the following question:

“Shall the board of selectmen of the town be authorized to issue 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises?

Yes ___ No ___”

(b)  If a majority of voters voting at the 2019 town election at which the question authorized by subsection (a) appears on the ballot vote 'yes' on the question, then the board of selectmen of the town of Arlington may issue 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises. The license shall be subject to all of chapter 138 of the General Laws, except as provided in this act.

SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 27, 2018.