HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3784        FILED ON: 5/31/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3532

By Representative Conroy of Wayland and Senator Fargo, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3532) of Thomas P. Conroy (by vote of the town) that the town of Lincoln be authorized to place a ballot question before the voters relative to granting an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to te drunk on the premises.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act authorizing the town of Lincoln to place a certain question on the ballot relative to the granting of a license for the sale of wine and malt 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. Notwithstanding any limitations imposed by Section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question or section 17 of said chapter 138 relative to the number of such licenses authorized to be held or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Board of Selectmen of the town of Lincoln shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at a regular or special town election or regular state election the following question:

“Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2011 entitled ‘An Act Authorizing the Town of Lincoln to Grant a Single License for the Sale of Wine and Malt Beverages to be consumed off premises’ be accepted?”

The Town shall include below the ballot question a fair and concise summary of this act. 

If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the issuance of one license for the sale of wine and malt beverages only, to be drunk off the premises.  Said license shall be subject, however, to all other provisions of said chapter 138. 

Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon passage.