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 and notwithstanding section 17 of said chapter 138 relative to the number of wines and malt beverages licenses 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, the following question:
“Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2012, entitled ‘An Act Authorizing the Town of Lincoln to Grant a License for the Sale of Wines and Malt Beverages Not to Be Drunk on the Premises’ be accepted?”
Below the ballot question shall appear a fair and concise summary of the ballot question prepared by town counsel and approved by the board of selectmen.
If the question is to appear on the state election ballot, notice shall be given to the state secretary 60 days before the date of that election.
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the town shall be taken to have authorized the issuance of a license 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. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, February 14, 2012.