Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the county commissioners of Franklin county shall appoint a suitable person as county treasurer. Said person shall have all the powers and duties by law vested in the office of treasurer and such additional powers as may be conferred by county by-law or administrative code and he shall serve at the pleasure of the county commissioners. There shall be a department of finance to be administered by the treasurer. The county treasurer shall be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the county and shall report to the county commissioners or their designee.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one the incumbent in the office of county treasurer upon the effective date of this act shall continue to hold said office and to perform the duties thereof until the expiration of his term or a precedent vacating of office. The appointment provided for in section one shall not be effective until such expiration or vacating.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.