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[ Act No. 2100, January 22, 1912 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND ACT NUMBERED FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE, ENTITLED "THE CORPORATION LAW."

By authority of the United States, be it enacted of the Philippine Legislature, that :

SECTION 1. Section eighty-two of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 82. "Before commencing work on any one section or district of the line, the railroad corporation shall file with the Supervising Railway Expert a map or plan and profile thereof showing the course, direction, length, and grades of the line in such section or district, accompanied by an explanatory statement as to the route and general conditions in said section or district of the proposed railroad, which map, plan, and profile, with the report of said Supervising Railway Expert thereto attached, shall be submitted by him to the Philippine Commission for approval."
SEC. 2. Section eighty-three of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 83. At Points where the railway may cross public highways the railroad corporation shall construct and maintain the necessary bridges and crossings so that public communication shall not be interrupted. In order to avoid accidents, the railroad corporation shall put up at such crossings the necessary notices apprising the public of danger from passing trains; and at crossings of peculiar danger a gate shall be placed or a guard shall be stationed by the railroad corporation whenever the provincial board of the province in which the crossing is situated, or the Municipal Board of the city of Manila, as the case may be, with the approval of the Supervising Railway Expert, shall so direct."
SEC. 3. Section eighty-five of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 85. The railroad corporation, before opening the road or any part thereof for the conveyance of passengers and freight shall give notice in writing to the Supervising Railway Expert aforesaid that the road or the part thereof proposed to be opened is ready for the safe conveyance of passengers and freight.  Upon receipt of  such notification the said Supervising Railway Expert shall himself or by his assistant, forthwith examine the roadway, bridges, tunnels, and other works of the railroad and all locomotives and rolling stock intended to be used thereon, and if he finds the same to be satisfactory, in accordance with law, and safe for public travel, he shall certify the fact to the Secretary of Commerce and Police who shall thereupon authorize the opening of the line or such part thereof as may be duly completed and safe for public travel."
SEC. 4. Section eighty-eight of Act Numbered  Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 88. The roadway and right of way of any railroad corporation may be crossed by other lines of railroad authorized by the Government of the Philippine Islands in such manner as may be determined by the Supervising Railway Expert with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police and upon the payment of full compensation for any damage which may be caused to the  track crossed."
SEC.  5. Section ninety-three of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 93. The speed of locomotives or other motors or trains speed, operated over rail lines within the limits of any city, or through centers of population of any municipality shall not exceed thirty-two kilometers per hour: Provided, however, That the municipal councils of municipalities may prescribe in such cases a maximum speed of less than thirty-two kilometers per hour. In case any municipality should fix the maximum speed at less than thirty-two kilometers per hour, the company may appeal to the Supervising Railway Expert, who shall either confirm the rate of speed fixed by the municipality or fix such rate as to him may seem proper, not exceeding thirty-two kilometers per hour."
Enacted, January 22, 1912.

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