Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 23 of chapter 60 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- The collector of taxes for any town having five thousand inhabitants or less as determined by the last preceding national or state census shall, on written application by any person, and within twenty days thereafter, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, furnish to such applicant such a certificate.
SECTION 2. Said section 23 of said chapter 60, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 33 and 34, the words "has been so filed under section thirty-seven A or under any other provision of law" and inserting in place thereof the words:- or order creating or continuing such lien has been so filed under any provision of law, if said lien can be discharged by the recording or registration of an instrument other than a certificate under this section.