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 the provisions of section 11 of chapter 43B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, requiring submission at an annual town election, the town of Wakefield is hereby authorized to conduct a special election at which any proposed charter or charters recommended by the charter commission shall be submitted to the voters of said town for their approval. Said special election shall be held on the date of and in conjunction with the biennial state election in the year 1998.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.