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[ Act No 1548, October 24, 1906 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACT, BY INCREASING] THE POWER OF PROVINCES IN THE MATTER OF APPROPRIATION OF PROVINCIAL FUNDS.

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

SECTION 1. Section thirteen of the Provincial Government Act, Numbered Eighty-three, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (nn) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
" (nn) To appropriate, in its discretion, moneys from any of its funds in excess of all just debts and liabilities falling due within the fiscal year, except those funds the use of which is otherwise specifically fixed by law, for loans to municipalities of the province, under such conditions as to the use of the funds loaned and as to the repayment of the loans with interest at three per centum per annum, as may be fixed by the provincial board : Provided, That the entire indebtedness of any municipality to which a loan is made shall not inclusive of such loan, exceed live per centum of the assessed, valuation of the property in said municipality;

"To provide, in its discretion, for the payment from provincial funds of their regular compensation during the period of their disability, not exceeding ninety days, to unclassified employees of the provincial government, including laborers, when said outpaces or laborers are injured in the clear line of duty: the necessary expenses of medical attendance, transportation, and hospital fees, for such injured employees or laborers, and in case of their death from said injuries, their reasonable burial expenses may likewise, in the discretion of the provincial board, be paid from provincial funds;

"To appropriate moneys accruing to the provincial road and bridge fund for the purpose of providing and maintaining wharves, piers, and docks in accordance with plans and specifications furnished by the Bureau of Port Works, and removing obstructions to navigation within the limits of the province:

"To appropriate moneys from any of its funds, except those the use of which is otherwise specifically fixed by law. for other purposes having in view the general welfare of the province and its inhabitants:

"Provided, That no appropriation made pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be valid or take effect until it shall have been approved by the Governor-General, or unless and until thirty days after the receipt of due, notice thereof by the Governor-General shall have passed without the disapproval of the Governor-General having been given."
SEC. 2. 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. 15. This Act shall take effect, on its passage.

Enacted, October 24, 1906.

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