Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 194 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 14 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 14. If after a public administrator or an executor or an administrator with the will annexed of a person who has died leaving no known heirs, has deposited with the state treasurer the balance of an estate, any person petitions the probate court which granted letters of administration or letters testamentary on such estate, and shows that he is legally entitled by the will of the deceased or otherwise to the administration thereof, the court shall grant administration thereof or, upon probate of such will, shall grant letters testamentary or of administration with the will annexed to such petitioner or, at his request, to some other suitable person.