No succession to a title may be recognized until the certificate of succession and registra-tion is issued.History: 1962, PL 7-38 1968, PL 10-61, 1970, PL 1l-117.
A matai title bestowed contrary to statute cannot be registered or otherwise recognized; and use of an unregistered matai title is a criminal title is a criminal act. A.S.C.A. §§ 1.0401-1.0414. Toilolo v. Poti, 23 A.S.R.2d 130 (1993).