2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 7 - Municipalities
Chapter 93 - Registrars of Vital Statistics
Section 7-37 - Town clerk, ex-officio registrar. Notice to Secretary of the State and Commissioner of Public Health of appointment of registrar, vacancy in appointed office of registrar.


CT Gen Stat § 7-37 (2012) What's This?

(a) The town clerks of the several towns shall be, ex officio, the registrars of vital statistics in their respective towns, except in towns where such registrars are elected or appointed under special laws, and shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties as such.

(b) If a registrar of vital statistics is appointed under a special law or a town charter, the appointing authority or, if none, the chief executive official of the town, shall, not later than ten days after such an appointment is made, file a notice of such appointment with the Secretary of the State, indicating the name and address of the person appointed, the date and method of such appointment and the law under which the appointment was made. Not later than ten days after a vacancy occurs in the appointed office of registrar of vital statistics, the first selectman or chief executive official of the town shall notify the Secretary of the State of such vacancy.

(c) In addition to the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, any newly elected or appointed registrar of vital statistics shall, not later than ten days after the date of assuming office, provide written notification to the Commissioner of Public Health of such election or appointment. In the event of a vacancy, the first selectman or chief executive official of the town shall notify the Commissioner of Public Health of the vacancy not later than ten days after the date of such vacancy.

(1949 Rev., S. 561; 1953, S. 228d; P.A. 87-387, S. 6; P.A. 11-242, S. 6.)

History: P.A. 87-387 added Subsec. (b) re notice to secretary of the state of appointment of registrar of vital statistics or vacancy in appointed office of registrar of vital statistics; P.A. 11-242 amended Subsec. (b) by making technical changes and added Subsec. (c) re notice to Commissioner of Public Health of newly elected or appointed registrars and of any vacancy in the office of registrar.

See Sec. 19a-204 re certification of appointment of registrar of vital statistics.

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