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[Act No. 316, (1901-12-13)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l8e0a)
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[ Act No. 316, December 13, 1901 ]

AN ACT AMENDING ACT NUMBERED SEVENTY-THREE, RELATING TO THE EXAMINATION AND LICENSING OF APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITIONS OF MASTER, MATE, AND PATRON OF SEAGOING VESSELS.

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

SECTION 1. Section three of Act Numbered Seventy-three, entitled "An Act providing for the examination and licensing of applicants for the positions of master, mate, and patron of seagoing vessels," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"SEC. 3. Every applicant for license as master, mate, or patron shall lie a citizen of the United States or of the Philippine Islands, notwithstanding any provisions in the existing Spanish laws to the contrary: Provided, however, That every citizen or subject of any other country who is now acting as master, mate, or patron of any vessel flying the American that may continue to act as such for the period of two years from the date of the passage of this Act, but nothing herein contained shall restrict or limit the power of the board lo revoke a license where granted under the provisions of this Act or by virtue of former legislation, for incompetency."
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. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, December 13, 1901.

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