AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PLACEMENT OF A CERTAIN QUESTION ON THE BALLOT TO BE USED AT THE 2010 BIENNIAL STATE ELECTION IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF ALL 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. 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, the state secretary shall cause to be placed on the official ballot to be used in the town of Arlington at the biennial state election to be held in the year 2010 the following question:
Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant up to 3 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises in replacement of up to 3 existing licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises?
SECTION 2. If a majority of votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, then the town of Arlington shall be taken to have authorized the granting of up to 3 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises; provided, however, that the licenses shall be granted only to current holders of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises issued pursuant to chapter 28 of the acts of 2006. Upon issuance of a license authorized in this act, the licensee shall return to the town previously issued wines and malt beverages license it currently holds and the licensing authority shall not grant that license to any other person, firm or corporation.