Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
(a) Notwithstanding sections 11, 11A and 17 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 Belmont shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at a regular or special town election the following question:
“Shall the licensing authority in the town of Belmont be authorized to grant a club license to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1272 for the sale of all alcoholic beverages pursuant to section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws?”
(b) The town shall include below the ballot question a fair and concise summary of the ballot question.
(c) 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 issuance of a club license to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1272 for the sale of all alcoholic beverages pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17. Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other person, organization, corporation or location.
Approved October 6 , 2008