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 Chicopee may place a non-binding public opinion advisory question related to casino gambling on their next municipal ballot or at a special election to be determined upon a vote of the board of aldermen with the approval of the mayor of said city. The board of aldermen and the mayor of the city of Chicopee shall approve the specific language of the non-binding public opinion advisory question and, if the vote is not to be taken at the next municipal election, set a date for said special election.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.