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[ Act No. 1949, May 20, 1909 ]

AN ACT AMENDING SUBSECTION (A) OF SECTION NINETEEN AND SUBSECTIONS (E) AND (F) OF SECTION TWENTY-TWO OF ACT NUMBERED EIGHTY-TWO, KNOWN AS "THE MUNICIPAL CODE," BY PROVIDING THAT A COUNCILOR SHALL DISCHARGE THE DUTIES AND RECEIVE THE SALARY OF THE MUNICIPAL PRESIDENT IN CASE OF THE ABSENCE OR TEMPORARY INABILITY OF THE MUNICIPAL PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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

SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section nineteen of Act Numbered Eighty-two. known as "The Municipal Code," is hereby' amended by adding thereto the following:
"Provided, however, That if he is unable to act as such substitute by reason of absence or temporary inability, the said duties shall dent. be discharged by a councilor who shall be designated by a majority of the council assembled at a special session called by the municipal secretary or in default of the latter, by the municipal treasurer.  If, after such call is made, the majority necessary to form a quorum is not obtained, any lesser number of councilors assembled may compel the presence of absent members: and any of the latter not having a good and sufficient excuse may be detained and arrested wherever round, by an order of a majority of the councilors so assembled which shall be enforced by the municipal police. Such meetings shall be presided over by the senior councilor."
SEC. 2. Subsections (c) and (f) of section twenty-two of said Act Numbered Eighty-two are hereby amended to read as follows:
"(c) The salary of the president, during the period when the  of acting vice-president or a councilor performs the duties of president, shall be drawn by the vice-president, or the councilor performing such duties.
"(f) The vice-president and the councilors, except when serving as president, shall receive no compensation, their offices being honorary.''
SEC. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

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

Enacted, May 20, 1909.

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