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 section 11 or section 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 Lincoln shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at a regular or special town election the following question:-
“Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises?”
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to that 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 wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises. The license shall be subject to all other provisions of said chapter 138.
SECTION 2. The board of selectmen may direct the town counsel to draft a summary of the question, which shall be placed on the ballot with the question.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved January 12, 2010