SECTION 1. Chapter 184 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:
Section 36. (a) For the purposes of this section, the term “clothesline” shall include a rope, cord, wire or similar device on which clothing is hung to dry.
(b) Notwithstanding any general law or the terms of any contract, deed, covenant, restriction, rule, by-law, lease agreement, rental agreement to the contrary, a homeowner or tenant shall not be prohibited from the installation of a clothesline.
SECTION 2. Upon approval by the legislative body of a city or town, the following question shall be placed on the official ballot and submitted to the voters of said city or town at the next regular municipal or state election:
"Shall (the city or town) accept an act passed by the general court in the year 2013, entitled ‘A Act relative to the right to dry’ be accepted?”
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