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[ Act No. 540, November 28, 1902 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PROVINCIAL BOARD OF LEYTE TO RENT AND MAINTAIN A JAIL AT MAASIN, IN THAT PROVINCE.

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

Whereas, by Act Numbered Four hundred and thirteen, the various provincial governments are authorized to establish and maintain jails only at the provincial capitals; and

Whereas, in the Province of Leyte, sessions of the Court of First Instance are held at Maasin, in addition to those held at the provincial capital, and great delay and expense would be incurred in transporting prisoners from Maasin to the provincial jail:

SECTION 1. The provincial board of the Province of Leyte is hereby authorized to rent a jail and maintain the same at Maasin, that province, and to appoint a jailor and other necessary employees to care for the prisoners in such jail. The expense of establishing and keeping said jail and of maintaining the prisoners therein shall be home by the province.

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, November 28, 1902.

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