Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 15 of chapter 250 of the acts of 1883 is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- The city council shall appoint a clerk of the council to carry out the duties assigned by the president of the city council and to perform the duties specified by law.
SECTION 2. Section 17 of said chapter 250 is hereby amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The city clerk shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his duties and shall perform all the duties and exercise all the powers incumbent by law upon him.