REGISTER OF WILLS IN COUNTIES OF THE FIRST CLASS TO GIVE BOND BEFORE
                    ENTERING UPON DUTIES OF HIS OFFICE
                  Act of May 24, 1951, P.L. 366, No. 82               Cl. 16
                                  AN ACT

     Establishing a procedure by which the register of wills elected
        in counties of the first class shall execute, record and file
        his bond to the Commonwealth and receive his commission; and
        conferring powers and imposing duties upon the Secretary of
        the Commonwealth and the recorder of deeds.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  In counties of the first class, the register of
     wills, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall,
     with one corporate surety or two individual sureties, on a form
     prepared and supplied by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, give
     a joint and several bond to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in
     the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000).
        The condition of the bond shall be, that the said register of
     wills shall faithfully execute the duties of his said office and
     well and truly account for and pay according to law all moneys
     received by him for the use of the Commonwealth, and to deliver
     up the books, seals, records and other writings belonging to his
     said office, whole, safe and undefaced, to his successor in
     office. Such bond shall be for the relief of all who may be
     aggrieved by the acts or neglect of such register.
        Such bond shall be submitted to the Secretary of the
     Commonwealth for approval, and when approved, the Secretary
     shall forward the bond, together with the commission of the
     register, to the recorder of deeds of the county, and so notify
     the register, who shall cause such bond to be recorded in the
     office of the recorder of deeds. After recording such bond, the
     recorder of deeds shall deliver to the register his commission,
     and forward such bond to the Secretary of the Commonwealth for
     filing.
        Section 2.  All acts and parts of acts are hereby repealed in
     so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this act.
        Section 3.  The provisions of this act shall become effective
     immediately upon final enactment.