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 28 of the acts of 2006, chapter 83 of the acts of 2010 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 up to 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises?”
SECTION 2. If the 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 up to 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, January 13, 2012.