SECTION 1.The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that the citizens of Great Barrington have the opportunity to decide whether the long abandoned practice of horse racing in their town shall return.
SECTION 2.For purposes of this act, “horse racing” shall mean every meeting where horses are raced and where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of horses shall be permitted.
SECTION 3.Notwithstanding the provisions of M.G.L. c. 128A, section 13A, M.G.L. c. 271, section 33, nor any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no license granted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission nor any other state or local Commission or agency, for horse racing within the Town of Great Barrington, unless or until the Citizens of said Town shall approve such license and the resumption of horse racing in said Town at an annual town meeting and confirmed by a majority vote ballot in said Town.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”
or otherwise act thereon.
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