[ Act No. 3109, March 19, 1923 ]
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS THREE AND FOUR OF ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY-TWO, CREATING A PUBLIC CORPORATION DOMINATED "METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT," AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
SECTION 1. Section three of Act Numbered Twenty-eight hundred and thirty-two is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 3. District Board; its members, reports to the Department of the Interior.-Unless otherwise provided by law, all corporative powers of the Metropolitan Water District shall be exercise, its business managed, and its property kept and preserved, by a Board to be composed of the Mayor of the City of Manila, the Governor of the Province of Rizal, the Director of Public Works or his representative the Engineer of the City of Manila, the City Treasurer, and a taxpayer of the district, being a resident of the City of Manila, appointed by the Governor-General, with the consent of the Senate.
"The District Board shall render reports to the Secretary of the Interior as provided in sections five hundred and seventy-four to five hundred and seventy-seven inclusive, of Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and eleven."
SEC. 2. Section four of said Act Numbered Twenty-eight hundred and thirty-two is likewise amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 4. First meeting of the district Board; 'quorum;' votes necessary, in general, for adopting resolutions; appeal; per diems of member; secretary of the Board and his salary.-The President of the District board shall, immediately after the appointment thereof, fix a time and place for the first meeting, at which the Board shall adopt rules of procedure and fix a time and place for holding regular meetings.
"Not less than five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and four affirmative votes shall be necessary for the adoption of any resolution or motion, except as herein otherwise provided.
"The minority of the Board may appeal to the Secretary of the Interior from the decision or resolution of the majority within two days after a vote and said Secretary of the Interior shall forward such appeal, with his recommendation, to the Governor-General, whose decision shall be final in each case.
"The members of the Board shall receive their necessary expenses while attending the meetings of the Board, which shall not exceed the sum of five pesos per day, and shall receive no other compensation as members of the District Board.
"The Board shall appoint its Secretary and fix his salary."
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its approval.
Approved, March 19, 1923.