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This law amends chapter 271 of the General Laws by striking out section 22A, as previously amended, and inserting in place thereof a new section 22A, which provides that conducting or promoting a game of whist or bridge in connection with which prizes are offered to be won by chance, or allowing such a game to be conducted or promoted, shall not authorize the prosecution, arrest or conviction of any person for such acts under chapter 271 of the General Laws, which deals with crimes against public policy, if the entire proceeds of the charges for admission to such game are donated solely to charitable, civic, educational, fraternal or religious purposes. This new section does not contain, as did the section now stricken out, provisions authorizing the licensing and conducting of the game of beano.

1944 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 5 :: ReferendumShall a law described as follows This law amends chapter 271 of the General Laws by striking out section 22A, as previously amended, and inserting in place thereof a new section 22A, which provides that conducting or promoting a game of whist or bridge in connection with which prizes are offered to be won by chance, or allowing such a game to be conducted or promoted, shall not authorize the prosecution, arrest or conviction of any person for such acts under chapter 271 of the General Laws, which deals with crimes against public policy, if the entire proceeds of the charges for admission to such game are donated solely to charitable, civic, educational, fraternal or religious purposes. This new section does not contain, as did the section now stricken out, provisions authorizing the licensing and conducting of the game of beano.- which section was approved by both branches of the General Court by vote not recorded.

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
16,705
7,505
18,625
24,210
42,835
Precinct 1
 
345
183
476
528
1,004
Precinct 2
 
321
135
449
456
905
Precinct 3
 
320
135
431
455
886
Precinct 4
 
458
200
506
658
1,164
Precinct 5
 
414
214
500
628
1,128
Precinct 1
 
247
141
605
388
993
Precinct 2
 
338
137
529
475
1,004
Precinct 3
 
245
176
330
421
751
Precinct 4
 
361
192
587
553
1,140
Precinct 5
 
363
165
518
528
1,046
Precinct 6
 
279
146
434
425
859
Precinct 1
 
426
232
574
658
1,232
Precinct 2
 
445
196
512
641
1,153
Precinct 3
 
476
209
513
685
1,198
Precinct 4
 
432
231
501
663
1,164
Precinct 5
 
451
196
361
647
1,008
Precinct 1
 
548
225
635
773
1,408
Precinct 2
 
295
145
487
440
927
Precinct 3
 
524
261
497
785
1,282
Precinct 4
 
618
260
548
878
1,426
Precinct 5
 
483
208
611
691
1,302
Precinct 6
 
318
175
397
493
890
Precinct 1
 
396
173
445
569
1,014
Precinct 2
 
391
190
497
581
1,078
Precinct 3
 
407
210
462
617
1,079
Precinct 4
 
459
218
457
677
1,134
Precinct 5
 
343
139
483
482
965
Precinct 6
 
456
197
497
653
1,150
Precinct 1
 
588
242
523
830
1,353
Precinct 2
 
534
252
549
786
1,335
Precinct 3
 
471
164
426
635
1,061
Precinct 4
 
560
228
421
788
1,209
Precinct 5
 
551
209
440
760
1,200
Precinct 1
 
586
238
530
824
1,354
Precinct 2
 
528
195
537
723
1,260
Precinct 3
 
650
226
415
876
1,291
Precinct 4
 
497
225
506
722
1,228
Precinct 5
 
581
237
436
818
1,254
Totals
 
16,705
7,505
18,625
24,210
42,835