One possible solution to this problem is to add the new shell to /etc/shells file. If the shell exisits in the /etc/shells, then change the contents of the file /etc/pam.d/chsh from
auth required pam_shells.so
auth sufficient pam_shells.so
You could try to create a group for users that can change their shell.
usermod -a -G chsh username
# Only users of group chsh can change their shells without a password.
auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust group=chsh