AN ACT AUTHORIZING A BALLOT QUESTION IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES IN CERTAIN THEATERS.
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 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, chapter 276 of the acts of 1993 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Arlington shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at the 2012 annual town election the following question:
“Shall the board of selectmen of the town be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in theaters with seating capacities of at least 100?”
Yes _________________ No__________________
SECTION 2. If a majority of votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town of Arlington shall be taken to have authorized the granting of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in privately operated enclosed entertainment facilities with minimum seating capacities of 100 that are used primarily for the presentation of motion pictures or dramatic, comedic or musical performances. Licenses granted under this act shall be subject to all other provisions of said chapter 138, except said section 11.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, February 2, 2012.