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Chapter 28 AN ACT AUTHORIZING 2 BALLOT QUESTIONS IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC 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. (a) Notwithstanding section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Arlington may cause to be placed on the official ballot at the annual town election to be held in the year 2006 the following 2 questions:-

"(1) Shall the licensing authority in the town of Arlington be authorized to grant up to 3 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises?

(2) Shall the licensing authority in the town of Arlington be authorized to grant up to 3 licenses for sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises?"

(b) If a majority of the votes cast in answer to question (2) is in the affirmative, then the vote on question (1) shall be moot and without effect. If a majority of the votes cast in answer to question (2) is in the negative but a majority of the votes cast in answer to question (1) is in the affirmative, then the town shall be taken to have authorized the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises in up to 3 locations. The licenses shall be subject, however, to all other provisions of chapter 138 of the General Laws.

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

Approved February 24, 2006.

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