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, the state secretary shall cause to be placed on the official ballot to be used in the town of Pepperell at the biennial state election to be held in November in the year 2010 the following question:
Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale of all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages) to be drunk on the premises of restaurants?
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to that question is in the affirmative, the town of Pepperell may grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants. The licenses shall be subject to said chapter 138.
(b) The town counsel of the town of Pepperell shall cause a summary of the question to be printed on the ballot along with the question as stated in subsection (a).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, September 1, 2010.