AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OFFICE OF REGISTER OF DEEDS OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
of section 4-2 of article 4 of
section 1 of chapter 163 of the acts of 1988 is hereby amended by striking
out paragraph 2 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
REGISTER OF DEEDS
There shall be a register of deeds elected as
provided by section 157 of chapter 54 of the General Laws. The register of
deeds shall have general charge and
superintendence of the Barnstable county registry of deeds and all of the
books, records, deeds and other papers belonging thereto. The register of
deeds shall have all of the powers and duties which are given to registers of
deeds by the General Laws and such other powers and duties as may be provided
by county ordinance or administrative code.
Section 10-5 of article 10 of said section 1 of said
chapter 163 is hereby amended by striking out subsection
in place thereof the following subsection:-
Notwithstanding article 4, the office of county
treasurer shall not be filled by appointment until the expiration of the term
of office to be filled by another election for such office next following the
adoption of this charter; but if following such election a
vacancy shall occur in said office for any reason, said
article 4 with respect to said office shall forthwith take effect.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.