Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary including without limitation Sections 11A and 17 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws and Chapter 340 of the Acts and Resolves of 2008, the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Arlington shall cause to be placed upon the official ballot used in the Town of Arlington at its annual Town Meeting to be held in the year 2015 the following question:
‘Shall the Board of Selectmen be authorized to grant an additional five licenses for a total of twenty for the sale therein 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 said Town in answer to said question is in the affirmative, said Town shall be taken to have increased from fifteen to twenty the number of licenses in the Town 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. Said twenty licenses shall be subject however, to all the other provisions of said Chapter 138, except those 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 is hereby authorized to and shall include a summary of the aforesaid 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.
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