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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 15, September 18, 1946 ]

AN ACT PROVIDING THAT IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING BEFORE A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE NO COST DE OFICIO SHALL BE TAXED AGAINST THE MUNICIPALITY CONCERNED WHEN THE CASE IS DISMISSED OR THE DEFENDANT ACQUITTED.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, in any criminal proceeding before a justice of the peace no cost de oficio shall be taxed against the municipality concerned when the case is dismissed or the defendant acquitted.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, September 18, 1946.

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