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 any limitations imposed by section 11 of chapter 138 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question, and notwithstanding section 17 of said chapter 138 relative to the number of such licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises authorized to be held 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 or at a biennial state election; provided, however, that if it is to appear on the state election ballot notice shall be given to the state secretary at least 60 days before the date of such state election; and provided further, that the question shall appear as follows:
“Shall the board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln be authorized to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises?”
(b) The town shall include below the ballot question a fair and concise summary of the question.
(c) If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town of Lincoln shall be taken to have authorized the granting of a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. The license shall be subject to all other provisions of said chapter 138.SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, February 10, 2012.