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[Act No. 1505, (1906-06-29)](http://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l591e)
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[ Act No. 1505, June 29, 1906 ]

AN ACT CONFERRING UPON OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE POWERS OF PEACE OFFICERS.

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

SECTION 1. Officers of the United States Army in command of troops detailed at the request of the Governor-General to aid the Director of Health of the Philippines Islands in the enforcement of sanitary regulations, municipal health ordinances, and health laws, are hereby vested, while in the performance of such duties with the powers of peace officer; and such officers hereby authorized to make arrests for violation of any sanitary regulation, health ordinance or law, and to bring the person or persons so arrested before the proper courts for trial.

SEC. 2. Soldier of the United States Army, serving under the command of such officers, are hereby authorized to apprehend persons detected in violation of sanitary regulations or health ordinances or laws they shall, in each case, immediately deliver the person or persons so offending to an officer of the United States Army having the powers of a peace officer under the  provisions of the preceding section.

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, June 29, 1906.

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