Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 34 of chapter 438 of the acts of 1896, as amended by chapter 556 of the acts of 1948, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 8, clause III and inserting in place thereof the following clause:- III. - A city solicitor, to be confirmed by the board of aldermen. Should the board of aldermen fail to confirm the appointment or reappointment of the city solicitor, the assistant city solicitor shall assume the duties of the city solicitor until the appointment of a city solicitor is confirmed.