Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section eighteen A of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to place a nonbinding public opinion advisory question related to casino gambling on the ballot for a special election to be held not later than one hundred and twenty days after the effective date of this act. The city council and the mayor of said city shall, not later than thirty days after the effective date of this act and after a public hearing approve the specific language for such nonbinding public opinion advisory question and set a date for said special election.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.