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HOUSE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 12/1/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3827

Substituted by the House, on motion of Mr. Pedone of Worcester, for a bill with the same title (House, No. 3531).  December 1, 2011.


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 sale of all alcoholic beverages 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 a biennial state election, provided that notice is given to the secretary of the commonwealth at least 60 days prior to the date of such state election, in the form of the following question:

              “Shall the board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln be authorized to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises?”

              The town shall include below the ballot question a fair and concise summary of the question.

              If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the granting of a license in the town for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.  The license shall be subject to all other provisions of said chapter 138.

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

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