US (United States) Code. Title 48. Chapter 4: Puerto Rico

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48 USC CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

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CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.

731. Territory included under name Puerto Rico.

731a. Change of name; Puerto Rico.

731b. Organization of a government pursuant to a

constitution.

731c. Submission of sections 731b to 731e of this title to

people of Puerto Rico for referendum; convening of

constitutional convention; requisites of

constitution.

731d. Ratification of constitution by Congress.

731e. Chapter continued in force and effect.

732. Repealed.

733. Citizens; former Spanish subjects and children; body

politic; name.

733a. Citizens; residence in island of citizens of United

States.

733a-1, 733b. Repealed or Omitted.

734. United States laws extended to Puerto Rico; internal

revenue receipts covered into treasury.

734a. Extension of industrial alcohol and internal revenue

laws to Puerto Rico.

735. Repealed.

736. Puerto Rican law modified.

737. Privileges and immunities.

738. Free interchange of merchandise with United States.

739. Duties on foreign imports; books and pamphlets in

English language.

740. Duties and taxes to constitute fund for benefit of

Puerto Rico; ports of entry.

741. Export duties, taxes, etc.; bonds to anticipate

revenues.

741a. Internal-revenue taxes; levy and collection;

discrimination.

742. Acknowledgment of deeds.

743. Repealed.

744. Coasting trade laws.

745. Tax exempt bonds.

745a. Public improvement bonds sold to United States or

agency thereof excluded from public indebtedness.

745b. Refunding bonds excluded temporarily in computing

indebtedness.

746. Public lands and buildings; reservations; rights prior

to July 1, 1902.

747. Public property transferred; "control" defined.

748. Conveyance by President to people of lands, buildings,

etc.

749. Harbors and navigable waters transferred; definitions.

750. Repealed.

751. Interstate commerce and certain other laws

inapplicable to Puerto Rico.

752. Corporate real estate holdings.

753 to 755. Repealed or Omitted.

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

771 to 793b. Repealed.

794. Official reports.

795. Government expenses payable out of revenues.

796 to 799. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

811 to 820. Repealed.

821. Legislative power.

822 to 844. Repealed or Omitted.

845. Income tax laws; modification or repeal by

legislature.

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

861 to 863. Repealed or Omitted.

864. Appeals, certiorari, removal of causes, etc.; use of

English language.

865 to 867. Repealed or Omitted.

868. Fees part of United States revenues.

869. Fees payable by United States out of revenue of Puerto

Rico.

870, 871. Repealed or Omitted.

872. Habeas corpus; mandamus; suit to restrain assessment

or collection of taxes.

873, 873a. Repealed.

874. Judicial process; officials to be citizens of United

States; oath.

875, 876. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

891. Resident Commissioner; election.

892. Qualifications of Commissioner; appointment to fill

vacancy.

893. Salary of Commissioner; allowances; franking

privilege.

894. Salary and traveling expenses; payment.

SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

910. Slum clearance and urban redevelopment and renewal

projects; powers of government.

910a. Authorization of loans, conveyances, etc., by

government and municipalities.

910b. Ratification of prior acts.

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

911. Legislative authorization to create authorities.

912. Authority to appoint commissioners; powers of

authorities.

913. Authorization of loans, conveyances, etc., by

municipalities.

914. Issuance of bonds and obligations.

915. Bonds as public debt.

916. Ratification of previous legislation.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in sections 1469a-1 of this title;

title 16 section 1453.

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Sec. 731. Territory included under name Puerto Rico

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The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the island of

Puerto Rico and to the adjacent islands belonging to the United

States and waters of those islands; and the name Puerto Rico, as

used in this chapter, shall be held to include not only the island

of that name, but all the adjacent islands as aforesaid.

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(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 1, 39 Stat. 951; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this

Act", meaning act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951, as amended,

known as the Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act and also popularly

known as the Jones Act, which is classified principally to this

chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out below and Tables.

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, 31 Stat. 77, which is popularly known as

the "Foraker Act" and also as the "Puerto Rico Civil Code".

Section 1 of act Apr. 12, 1900, was similar to this section,

except that it described the adjacent islands and waters of those

islands as those lying east of the seventy-fourth meridian of

longitude west of Greenwich, which were ceded to the United States

by the Government of Spain by the treaty of Dec. 10, 1898, 30 Stat.

1754.

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CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

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SHORT TITLE

Act July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 4, 64 Stat. 319, provided, in

part, that the act of Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951 [enacting

this chapter, section 1019 of this title, section 46 of Title 2,

The Congress, and section 358 of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality,

and amending sections 325, 327, and 328 of former Title 39, Postal

Service], may be cited as the "Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act".

The act of Mar. 2, 1917, is also popularly known as the "Jones

Act".

UNITED STATES-PUERTO RICO COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF PUERTO RICO

Pub. L. 88-271, Feb. 20, 1964, 78 Stat. 17, as amended by Pub. L.

89-84, July 24, 1965, 79 Stat. 261, established a United

States-Puerto Rico Commission on the Status of Puerto Rico to study

all factors, including but not limited to applicable laws,

treaties, constitutions, and agreements having a bearing on the

relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. The

Commission was required to render its report to the President of

the United States, the Congress of the United States, the Governor

of Puerto Rico, and the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico not

later than Sept. 30, 1966.

ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT

The administration of the Government of Puerto Rico was

transferred from the Bureau of Insular Affairs to the Office of

Territories (formerly the Division of Territories and Island

Possessions and now the Office of Territorial Affairs), in the

Department of the Interior by Executive Order No. 6726, eff. May

29, 1934, eff. Mar. 2, 1935. For present government of the

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, see section 731d of this title.

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EX. ORD. NO. 13183. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT'S TASK FORCE ON

PUERTO RICO'S STATUS

Ex. Ord. No. 13183, Dec. 23, 2000, 65 F.R. 82889, as amended by

Ex. Ord. No. 13209, Apr. 30, 2001, 66 F.R. 22105, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution

and the laws of the United States of America, including Public Law

106-346 [see Tables for classification], it is hereby ordered as

follows:

Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the executive branch of

the Government of the United States of America to help answer the

questions that the people of Puerto Rico have asked for years

regarding the options for the islands' future status and the

process for realizing an option. Further, it is our policy to

consider and develop positions on proposals, without preference

among the options, for the Commonwealth's future status; to discuss

such proposals with representatives of the people of Puerto Rico

and the Congress; to work with leaders of the Commonwealth and the

Congress to clarify the options to enable Puerto Ricans to

determine their preference among options for the islands' future

status that are not incompatible with the Constitution and basic

laws and policies of the United States; and to implement such an

option if chosen by a majority, including helping Puerto Ricans

obtain a governing arrangement under which they would vote for

national government officials, if they choose such a status.

Sec. 2. The President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status. There

is established a task force to be known as "The President's Task

Force on Puerto Rico's Status" (Task Force). It shall be composed

of designees of each member of the President's Cabinet and the

Co-Chairs of the President's Interagency Group on Puerto Rico

(Interagency Group). The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the

Attorney General's designee and a Co-Chair of the Interagency

Group.

Sec. 3. Functions. The Task Force shall seek to implement the

policy set forth in section 1 of this order. It shall ensure

official attention to and facilitate action on matters related to

proposals for Puerto Rico's status and the process by which an

option can be realized. It shall provide advice and recommendations

on such matters to the President and the Congress. It shall also

provide advice and recommendations to assist the Executive Office

of the President in fulfilling its responsibilities under Public

Law 106-346 to transfer funding to the Elections Commission of the

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for public education on and a public

choice among options for Puerto Rico's future status that are not

incompatible with the Constitution and the basic laws and policies

of the United States.

Sec. 4. Report. The Task Force shall report on its actions to the

President not later than August 1, 2001, and thereafter as needed

but not less than annually on progress made in the determination of

Puerto Rico's ultimate status.

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48 USC Sec. 731a 01/06/03

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Sec. 731a. Change of name; Puerto Rico

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From and after May 17, 1932, the island designated "Porto Rico"

in the Act entitled "An Act to provide a civil government for Porto

Rico, and for other purposes," approved March 2, 1917, as amended,

shall be known and designated as "Puerto Rico." All laws,

regulations, and public documents and records of the United States

in which such island is designated or referred to under the name of

"Porto Rico" shall be held to refer to such island under and by the

name of "Puerto Rico."

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(May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act approved March 2, 1917, as amended, referred to in text, is

act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951, as amended, known as the

Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act and also popularly known as the

Jones Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title

note set out under section 731 of this title and Tables.

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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Sec. 731b. Organization of a government pursuant to a constitution

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Fully recognizing the principle of government by consent,

sections 731b to 731e of this title are now adopted in the nature

of a compact so that the people of Puerto Rico may organize a

government pursuant to a constitution of their own adoption.

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(July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 1, 64 Stat. 319.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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REPEALS

Section 6 of act July 3, 1950 provided that: "All laws or parts

of laws inconsistent with this Act [enacting sections 731b to 731e

of this title] are hereby repealed."

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 731c, 731d of this title.

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Sec. 731c. Submission of sections 731b to 731e of this title to

people of Puerto Rico for referendum; convening of constitutional

convention; requisites of constitution

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Sections 731b to 731e of this title shall be submitted to the

qualified voters of Puerto Rico for acceptance or rejection through

an island-wide referendum to be held in accordance with the laws of

Puerto Rico. Upon the approval of said sections, by a majority of

the voters participating in such referendum, the Legislature of

Puerto Rico is authorized to call a constitutional convention to

draft a constitution for the said island of Puerto Rico. The said

constitution shall provide a republican form of government and

shall include a bill of rights.

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(July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 2, 64 Stat. 319.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

A constitutional convention to draft a constitution for the

island of Puerto Rico convened in San Juan on Sept. 17, 1951, and

concluded its deliberations on Feb. 6, 1952.

REFERENDUM

Act July 3, 1950, which enacted sections 731b to 731e of this

title, was submitted to the qualified voters of Puerto Rico through

an island-wide referendum held on June 4, 1951, and approved.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 731b, 731d of this title.

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Sec. 731d. Ratification of constitution by Congress

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Upon adoption of the constitution by the people of Puerto Rico,

the President of the United States is authorized to transmit such

constitution to the Congress of the United States if he finds that

such constitution conforms with the applicable provisions of

sections 731b to 731e of this title and of the Constitution of the

United States.

Upon approval by the Congress the constitution shall become

effective in accordance with its terms.

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(July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 3, 64 Stat. 319.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was approved by

the Constitutional Convention of Puerto Rico on Feb. 6, 1952;

ratified by the people of Puerto Rico on Mar. 3, 1952; amended and

approved by Congress by Joint Res. July 3, 1952, ch. 567, 66 Stat.

327; proclaimed by the Governor of Puerto Rico to be in force and

effect on July 25, 1952.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 731b, 731c of this title.

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Sec. 731e. Chapter continued in force and effect

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This chapter is continued in force and effect.

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(July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 4, 64 Stat. 319.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "the Act

entitled 'An Act to provide a civil government for Porto Rico, and

for other purposes,' approved March 2, 1917, as amended", meaning

act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951, as amended, known as the

Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act and also popularly known as the

Jones Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title

note set out under section 731 of this title and Tables.

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 731b, 731c, 731d of this

title.

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Sec. 732. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320

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Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 4, 39 Stat. 953; May

17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, designated San Juan as the capital

of Puerto Rico. Section 6 of act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, 31 Stat.

79, formerly cited as a credit to this section, was not repealed by

act July 3, 1950.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 5 of act July 3, 1950, provided that the repeal of this

section and sections 735, 750, 753, 754, 771-793, 793b, 796-799,

811-820, 822, 823, 824-844, 861, and 873 of this title and the

amendment of sections 737 and 752 of this title were to be

effective at such time as the Constitution of the Commonwealth of

Puerto Rico became effective. Under section 731d of this title,

that Constitution, upon approval by the Congress of the United

States, "shall become effective in accordance with its terms".

Congress, by act July 3, 1952, ch. 567, 66 Stat. 327, approved,

with certain conditions, that Constitution; the approving act

further provided that the Constitution, as so approved, "shall

become effective when the Constitutional Convention of Puerto Rico

shall have declared in a formal resolution its acceptance in the

name of Puerto Rico of the conditions of approval herein contained,

and when the Governor of Puerto Rico, being duly notified by the

proper officials of the Constitutional Convention of Puerto Rico

that such resolution of acceptance has been formally adopted, shall

issue a proclamation to that effect". The Constitution was

proclaimed by the Governor of Puerto Rico on July 25, 1952, and

became effective on that date.

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Sec. 733. Citizens; former Spanish subjects and children; body

politic; name

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All inhabitants continuing to reside in Puerto Rico who were

Spanish subjects on the 11th day of April 1899, and then resided in

Puerto Rico, and their children born subsequent thereto, shall be

deemed and held to be citizens of Puerto Rico, and as such entitled

to the protection of the United States, except such as shall have

elected to preserve their allegiance to the Crown of Spain on or

before the 11th day of April 1900, in accordance with the

provisions of the treaty of peace between the United States and

Spain entered into on the 11th day of April 1899; and they,

together with such citizens of the United States as may reside in

Puerto Rico, shall constitute a body politic under the name of the

People of Puerto Rico, with governmental powers as hereinafter

conferred, and with power to sue and be sued as such.

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(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 7, 31 Stat. 79; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

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Sec. 733a. Citizens; residence in island of citizens of United

States

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All citizens of the United States who have resided or who shall

after March 4, 1927, reside in the island for one year shall be

citizens of Puerto Rico.

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(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 5a, as added Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503,

Sec. 2, 44 Stat. 1418; amended May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat.

158.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 5a of Title 8, Aliens

and Nationality.

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CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

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Sec. 733a-1. Repealed. June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, Sec.

403(a)(14), 66 Stat. 279

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Section, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 5b, as added June 25,

1948, ch. 649, 62 Stat. 1015, related to nonapplication of section

804(c) of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.

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Sec. 733b. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Prior to the enactment of the Nationality Act of 1940, act Oct.

14, 1940, ch. 876, 54 Stat. 1137, this section, act Mar. 2, 1917,

ch. 145, Sec. 5b, as added June 27, 1934, ch. 845, 48 Stat. 1245,

provided as follows: "All persons born in Puerto Rico on or after

April 11, 1899 (whether before or after June 27, 1934) and not

citizens, subjects, or nationals of any foreign power, are hereby

declared to be citizens of the United States: Provided, That this

section shall not be construed as depriving any person, native of

Puerto Rico, of his or her American citizenship heretofore

otherwise lawfully acquired by such person; or to extend such

citizenship to persons who shall have renounced or lost it under

the treaties and/or laws of the United States or who are now

residing permanently abroad and are citizens or subjects of a

foreign country: And provided further, That any woman, native of

Puerto Rico and permanently residing therein, who, prior to March

2, 1917, had lost her American nationality by reason of her

marriage to an alien eligible to citizenship, or by reason of the

loss of the United States citizenship by her husband, may be

naturalized under the provisions of section 369 of title 8."

The second proviso thereof was repealed by section 504 of the

Nationality Act of 1940. Provisions relating to citizenship of

persons born in Puerto Rico, are contained in section 1402 of Title

8, Aliens and Nationality.

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Sec. 734. United States laws extended to Puerto Rico; internal

revenue receipts covered into treasury

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The statutory laws of the United States not locally inapplicable,

except as hereinbefore or hereinafter otherwise provided, shall

have the same force and effect in Puerto Rico as in the United

States, except the internal revenue laws other than those contained

in the Philippine Trade Act of 1946 [22 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.] or the

Philippine Trade Agreement Revision Act of 1955 [22 U.S.C. 1371 et

seq.]: Provided, however, That after May 1, 1946, all taxes

collected under the internal revenue laws of the United States on

articles produced in Puerto Rico and transported to the United

States, or consumed in the island shall be covered into the

treasury of Puerto Rico.

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(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 9, 39 Stat. 954; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; Apr. 30, 1946, ch. 244, title V, Sec. 513, 60

Stat. 158; Aug. 1, 1955, ch. 438, title III, Sec. 308, 69 Stat.

427.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Philippine Trade Act of 1946, referred to in text, is act

Apr. 30, 1946, ch. 244, 60 Stat. 141, as amended, which is

classified principally to subchapters I to IV (Sec. 1251 et seq.)

of chapter 15 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title

note set out under section 1354 of Title 22 and Tables.

The Philippine Trade Agreement Revision Act of 1955, referred to

in text, is act Aug. 1, 1955, ch. 438, 69 Stat. 413, which is

classified generally to subchapter IV-A (Sec. 1371 et seq.) of

chapter 15 of Title 22. For complete classification of this Act to

the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1373 of Title

22 and Tables.

The internal revenue laws of the United States, referred to in

text, are classified generally to Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 14, 31 Stat. 80, except that the words

"which, in view of the provisions of section three, shall not have

force and effect in Porto Rico" were contained in lieu of the

proviso. As to section 3 of act Apr. 12, 1900, see section 738 of

this title and notes thereunder.

AMENDMENTS

1955 - Act Aug. 1, 1955, inserted "or the Philippine Trade

Agreement Revision Act of 1955".

1946 - Act Apr. 30, 1946, inserted "other than those contained in

the Philippine Trade Act of 1946".

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CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

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EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1955 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act Aug. 1, 1955, effective Jan. 1, 1956, see

section 301(b) of act Aug. 1, 1955, set out as an Effective Date

note under section 1373 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and

Intercourse.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1946 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act Apr. 30, 1946, effective on day after date of

its enactment, Apr. 30, 1946, see section 512 of act Apr. 30, 1946,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 1354 of Title 22,

Foreign Relations and Intercourse.

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EX. ORD. NO. 9909. EXEMPTING DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FROM MAKING REPORTS

REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION

Ex. Ord. No. 9909, eff. Dec. 9, 1947, 12 F.R. 8291, provided:

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 49b(2) of the

Organic Act of Puerto Rico, as amended by section 6 of the Act of

August 5, 1947, Public Law 362, 80th Congress [section 793b of this

title], it is hereby ordered that the District Court of the United

States for Puerto Rico and the Department of Justice shall be

exempt from making the reports to the Coordinator of Federal

Agencies in Puerto Rico which are provided for in such section.

Harry S Truman.

EX. ORD. NO. 10005. ESTABLISHMENT OF PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY

COMMISSION ON RELATION OF FEDERAL LAWS TO PUERTO RICO

Ex. Ord. No. 10005, eff. Oct. 5, 1948, 13 F.R. 5854, provided:

WHEREAS section 9 of the Organic Act of Puerto Rico, 39 Stat. 954

[this section], provides that "the statutory laws of the United

States not locally inapplicable, except as hereinbefore or

hereinafter otherwise provided, shall have the same force and

effect in Puerto Rico as in the United States"; and

WHEREAS section 49b(3) of the said Act, which was added by

section 6 of the act of August 5, 1947, 61 Stat. 772 [section 793b

of this title], provides that "the President of the United States

may, from time to time, after hearing, promulgate Executive orders

expressly excepting Puerto Rico from the application of any Federal

law, not expressly declared by Congress to be applicable to Puerto

Rico, which is contemplated by section 9 of this act [this section]

is inapplicable by reason of local conditions":

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the

said Organic Act of Puerto Rico, and as President of the United

States, it is ordered as follows:

1. There is hereby created a commission to be known as the

President's Advisory Commission on the Relation of Federal Laws to

Puerto Rico, which shall be composed of nine members to be

designated by the President and to serve without compensation.

2. The Commission shall from time to time make recommendations to

the President concerning the exercise of his power under section

49b(3) of the Organic Act of Puerto Rico [section 793b of this

title] to exempt Puerto Rico from the application of Federal laws.

To that end, the Commission is authorized to examine into, and to

hold hearings on, the inapplicability of Federal laws to Puerto

Rico by reason of local conditions.

3. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal

Government are authorized and directed to cooperate with the

Commission in its work and to furnish the Commission such

information as the Commission may require in the performance of its

duties.

4. The Commission shall continue to exist until the President

terminates its existence by Executive order.

Harry S Truman.

ADMINISTRATIVE TREATMENT OF PUERTO RICO AS A STATE

Memorandum of President of the United States, Nov. 30, 1992, 57

F.R. 57093, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

Puerto Rico is a self-governing territory of the United States

whose residents have been United States citizens since 1917 and

have fought valorously in five wars in the defense of our Nation

and the liberty of others.

On July 25, 1952, as a consequence of steps taken by both the

United States Government and the people of Puerto Rico voting in a

referendum, a new constitution was promulgated establishing the

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Commonwealth structure provides

for self-government in respect of internal affairs and

administration, subject to relevant portions of the Constitution

and the laws of the United States. As long as Puerto Rico is a

territory, however, the will of its people regarding their

political status should be ascertained periodically by means of a

general right of referendum or specific referenda sponsored either

by the United States Government or the Legislature of Puerto Rico.

Because Puerto Rico's degree of constitutional self-government,

population, and size set it apart from other areas also subject to

Federal jurisdiction under Article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the

Constitution, I hereby direct all Federal departments, agencies,

and officials, to the extent consistent with the Constitution and

the laws of the United States, henceforward to treat Puerto Rico

administratively as if it were a State, except insofar as doing so

with respect to an existing Federal program or activity would

increase or decrease Federal receipts or expenditures, or would

seriously disrupt the operation of such program or activity. With

respect to a Federal program or activity for which no fiscal

baseline has been established, this memorandum shall not be

construed to require that such program or activity be conducted in

a way that increases or decreases Federal receipts or expenditures

relative to the level that would obtain if Puerto Rico were treated

other than as a State.

If any matters arise involving the fundamentals of Puerto Rico's

status, they shall be referred to the Office of the President.

This guidance shall remain in effect until Federal legislation is

enacted altering the current status of Puerto Rico in accordance

with the freely expressed wishes of the people of Puerto Rico.

The memorandum for the heads of executive departments and

agencies on this subject, issued July 25, 1961 [26 F.R. 6695], is

hereby rescinded.

This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.

George Bush.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 22 sections 1356, 1373.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 734a 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 734a. Extension of industrial alcohol and internal revenue

laws to Puerto Rico

-STATUTE-

Title III of the National Prohibition Act, as amended, and all

provisions of the internal revenue laws relating to the enforcement

thereof, are extended to and made applicable to Puerto Rico from

and after August 27, 1935. The Insular Government shall advance to

the Treasury of the United States such funds as may be required

from time to time by the Secretary of the Treasury for the purpose

of defraying all expenses incurred by the Treasury Department in

connection with the enforcement in Puerto Rico of the said Title

III and regulations promulgated thereunder. The funds so advanced

shall be deposited in a separate trust fund in the Treasury of the

United States and shall be available to the Treasury Department for

the purposes of this section.

-SOURCE-

(June 26, 1936, ch. 830, title III, Sec. 329(c), 49 Stat. 1957.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The National Prohibition Act, as amended, referred to in text, is

act Oct. 28, 1919, ch. 85, 41 Stat. 305, as amended. Title III of

such Act was classified principally to chapter 3 (Sec. 71 et seq.)

of Title 27, Intoxicating Liquors, and was omitted from the Code in

view of the incorporation of such provisions in the Internal

Revenue Code of 1939, and subsequently into the Internal Revenue

Code of 1986.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Provisions similar to those comprising this section relating to

the Virgin Islands are classified to section 1402 of this title.

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 735 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 735. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 57, 39 Stat. 968; May

17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, continued certain Puerto Rican

Laws in force and authorized the legislative authority to modify or

repeal laws. Section 15 of act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, 31 Stat. 80,

formerly cited as a credit to this section, was not repealed by act

July 3, 1950.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective July 25, 1952, see Effective Date of Repeal note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 736 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 736. Puerto Rican law modified

-STATUTE-

So much of the law which was in force at the time of cession,

April 11th, 1899, forbidding the marriage of priests, ministers, or

followers of any faith because of vows they may have taken, being

paragraph 4, article 83, chapter 3, civil code, and which was

continued by the order of the secretary of justice of Puerto Rico,

dated March 17, 1899, and promulgated by Major General Guy V.

Henry, United States Volunteers, is repealed and annulled, and all

persons lawfully married in Puerto Rico shall have all the rights

and remedies conferred by law upon parties to either civil or

religious marriages. Paragraph 1, article 105, section 4, divorce,

civil code, and paragraph 2, section 19, of the order of the

minister of justice of Puerto Rico, dated March 17, 1899, and

promulgated by Major General Guy V. Henry, United States

Volunteers, are so amended as to read: "Adultery on the part of

either the husband or the wife."

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 8, 31 Stat. 79; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 737 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 737. Privileges and immunities

-STATUTE-

The rights, privileges, and immunities of citizens of the United

States shall be respected in Puerto Rico to the same extent as

though Puerto Rico were a State of the Union and subject to the

provisions of paragraph 1 of section 2 of article IV of the

Constitution of the United States.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 951; Feb. 3, 1921, ch. 34,

Sec. 1, 41 Stat. 1096; Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 37, Sec. 1, 48 Stat. 361;

Aug. 5, 1947, ch. 490, Sec. 7, 61 Stat. 772; July 3, 1950, ch. 446,

Sec. 5(1), 64 Stat. 320.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1950 - Act July 3, 1950, repealed all of section relating to bill

of rights and restrictions except last paragraph.

1947 - Act Aug. 5, 1947, inserted privileges and immunities

provisions.

1934 - Act Mar. 2, 1934, repealed so much of former provisions of

twentieth paragraph of this section making it unlawful to import,

manufacture, sell or give away, or to expose for sale or gift any

intoxicating liquors. The penalty formerly contained in such

paragraph, related only to violation of such provisions.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1950 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act July 3, 1950, effective July 25, 1952, the date

the Constitution of Puerto Rico became effective, see Effective

Date of Repeal note set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 738 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 738. Free interchange of merchandise with United States

-STATUTE-

All merchandise and articles coming into the United States from

Puerto Rico and coming into Puerto Rico from the United States

shall be entered at the several ports of entry free of duty and in

no event shall any tariff duties be collected on said merchandise

or articles.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 3, 31 Stat. 77; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Act Apr. 12, 1900, Sec. 3, as originally enacted, imposed tariff

duties, amounting to 15 per centum of the duties on like articles

imported from foreign countries, on all articles of merchandise

coming into the United States from Porto Rico and vice versa.

Merchandise and articles except coffee, not dutiable under United

States' tariff laws, and merchandise or articles entered in Porto

Rico free of duty under orders theretofore made by the Secretary of

War, were to be admitted from the United States free of duty, all

laws or parts of laws to the contrary, notwithstanding. However,

all of the aforesaid tariff duties were to cease, and the

provisions in the text were to become operative, whenever the local

legislative assembly should put into operation a system of local

taxation, and the President should make proclamation thereof. In no

event were those duties to be collected after March 1, 1902. In

accordance with the aforesaid provision President McKinley issued

his proclamation July 25, 1901, 32 Stat. 1983.

Section 3 also contained provisions relating to a tax on

merchandise of Porto Rican manufacture equal to the

internal-revenue tax imposed in the United States, and on

merchandise of United States manufacture coming into Porto Rico, a

tax equal to the internal-revenue tax imposed in Porto Rico upon

like articles of Porto Rican manufacture which are contained in

sections 7652 and 7653 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 739 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 739. Duties on foreign imports; books and pamphlets in English

language

-STATUTE-

The same tariffs, customs, and duties shall be levied, collected,

and paid upon all articles imported into Puerto Rico from ports

other than those of the United States which are required by law to

be collected upon articles imported into the United States from

foreign countries. All books and pamphlets printed in the English

language shall be admitted into Puerto Rico free of duty when

imported from the United States.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 2, 31 Stat. 77; Aug. 5, 1909, ch. 6,

Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 71, 74; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1909 - Act Aug. 5, 1909, placed coffee in the bean or ground,

imported into Puerto Rico, formerly subject to a duty of 5 cents,

on the duty free list.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 740 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 740. Duties and taxes to constitute fund for benefit of Puerto

Rico; ports of entry

-STATUTE-

The duties and taxes collected in Puerto Rico in pursuance of the

provisions of this Act, less the cost of collecting the same, and

the gross amount of all collections of duties and taxes in the

United States upon articles of merchandise coming from Puerto Rico,

shall be paid into the treasury of Puerto Rico to be expended as

required by law for the government and benefit thereof, and the

Secretary of the Treasury shall designate the several ports and

subports of entry in Puerto Rico and shall make such rules and

regulations and appoint such agents as may be necessary to collect

the duties and taxes authorized to be levied, collected, and paid

in Puerto Rico by the provisions of this Act, and he shall fix the

compensation and provide for the payment thereof of all such

officers, agents, and assistants as he may find it necessary to

employ to carry out the provisions of law.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 4, 31 Stat. 78; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, means act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191,

31 Stat. 77, as amended, popularly known as the Foraker Act, which,

insofar as is classified to the Code, enacted sections 733, 736,

738 to 740, 743, 744, 755, 864, and 866 of this title and amended

sections 1 and 11 of former Title 11, Bankruptcy. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Additional provisions of act Apr. 12, 1900, Sec. 4, directing the

payment of duties and taxes into a separate fund in the Treasury of

the United States until the organization of a local civil

government, have been omitted.

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

All offices of collector of customs, comptroller of customs,

surveyor of customs, and appraiser of merchandise of Bureau of

Customs of Department of the Treasury to which appointments were

required to be made by President with advice and consent of Senate

ordered abolished, with such offices to be terminated not later

than December 31, 1966, by Reorg. Plan No. 1, of 1965, eff. May 25,

1965, 30 F.R. 7035, 79 Stat. 1317, set out in the Appendix to Title

5, Government Organization and Employees. All functions of offices

eliminated were already vested in Secretary of the Treasury by

Reorg. Plan No. 26 of 1950, eff. July 31, 1950, 15 F.R. 4935, 64

Stat. 1280, set out in the Appendix to Title 5.

-MISC1-

EXPENDITURES FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC PURPOSES

The amount of customs revenue received by the United States on

importations from Puerto Rico since its evacuation by the Spanish

forces together with all that should thereafter be collected under

the existing law were placed at the disposal of the President to be

used for governmental and public purposes in Puerto Rico, by act

Mar. 24, 1900, ch. 91, 31 Stat. 51.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 741 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 741. Export duties, taxes, etc.; bonds to anticipate revenues

-STATUTE-

No export duties shall be levied or collected on exports from

Puerto Rico, but taxes and assessments on property, income taxes,

internal revenue, and license fees, and royalties for franchises,

privileges, and concessions may be imposed for the purposes of the

insular and municipal governments, respectively, as may be provided

and defined by the Legislature of Puerto Rico; and when necessary

to anticipate taxes and revenues, bonds and other obligations may

be issued by Puerto Rico or any municipal government therein as may

be provided by law, and to protect the public credit.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 3, 39 Stat. 953; Feb. 3, 1921, ch. 34,

Sec. 2, 41 Stat. 1096; Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 1, 44 Stat.

1418; Aug. 26, 1937, ch. 831, 50 Stat. 843.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of first part of section 3 of act Mar. 2,

1917, down to the proviso clause. The remainder of section 3 is

classified to sections 741a and 745 of this title.

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 38, 31 Stat. 86.

AMENDMENTS

1937 - Act Aug. 26, 1937, reenacted section without substantive

change.

1927 - Act Mar. 4, 1927, inserted imposition of income taxes.

1921 - Act Feb. 3, 1921, reenacted section without change.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 741a 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 741a. Internal-revenue taxes; levy and collection;

discrimination

-STATUTE-

The internal-revenue taxes levied by the Legislature of Puerto

Rico in pursuance of the authority granted by this chapter on

articles, goods, wares, or merchandise may be levied and collected

as such legislature may direct, on the articles subject to said

tax, as soon as the same are manufactured, sold, used, or brought

into the island: Provided, That no discrimination be made between

the articles imported from the United States or foreign countries

and similar articles produced or manufactured in Puerto Rico. The

officials of the Customs and Postal Services of the United States

are directed to assist the appropriate officials of the Puerto

Rican government in the collection of these taxes.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 3, 39 Stat. 953; Mar. 4, 1927, ch.

503, Sec. 1, 44 Stat. 1418; Aug. 26, 1937, ch. 831, 50 Stat. 844.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this

Act", meaning act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951, as amended,

known as the Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act and also popularly

known as the Jones Act, which is classified principally to the

chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 731 of this title and

Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of last part of section 3 of act Mar. 2,

1917, as added by act Mar. 4, 1927. The first two parts are

classified to sections 741 and 745 of this title.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1937 - Act Aug. 26, 1937, reenacted section without substantive

change.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 742 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 742. Acknowledgment of deeds

-STATUTE-

Deeds and other instruments affecting land situate in the

District of Columbia, or any other territory or possession of the

United States, may be acknowledged in Puerto Rico before any notary

public appointed therein by proper authority, or any officer

therein who has ex officio the powers of a notary public. The

certificate by such notary shall be accompanied by the certificate

of the executive secretary of Puerto Rico to the effect that the

notary taking such acknowledgment is in fact such notarial officer.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 54, 39 Stat. 968; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Mar. 22, 1902, ch. 273, 32 Stat. 88, except that that act required

the certificate of the attorney general of Puerto Rico, rather than

of the executive secretary of Puerto Rico as required by this

section.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 743 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 743. Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XI, Sec. 1113, 58

Stat. 714

-MISC1-

Section, acts Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 10, 31 Stat. 80; Aug.

14, 1912, ch. 288, 37 Stat. 309; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat.

158, provided for quarantine stations in Puerto Rico. See section

267 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

RENUMBERING OF REPEALING ACT

Section 611 of act July 1, 1944, which repealed this section, was

renumbered Sec. 711 by act Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 958, Sec. 5, 60 Stat.

1049, Sec. 713 by act Feb. 28, 1948, ch. 83, Sec. 9(b), 62 Stat.

47, Sec. 813 by act July 30, 1956, ch. 779, Sec. 3(b), 70 Stat.

720, Sec. 913 by Pub. L. 88-581, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 4, 1964, 78 Stat.

919, Sec. 1013 by Pub. L. 89-239, Sec. 3(b), Oct. 6, 1965, 79 Stat.

931, and Sec. 1113 by Pub. L. 91-572, Sec. 6(b), Dec. 24, 1970, 84

Stat. 1506.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 744 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 744. Coasting trade laws

-STATUTE-

The coasting trade between Puerto Rico and the United States

shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of law

applicable to such trade between any two great coasting districts

of the United States.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 9, 31 Stat. 79; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Additional provisions of section 9 of act Apr. 12, 1900,

authorizing the making of regulations for the nationalization of

all vessels owned by inhabitants of Puerto Rico on April 11, 1889,

and which continued to be so owned up to the date of that

nationalization and for the admission of the same to all the

benefits of the coasting trade of the United States, have been

omitted.

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 745 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 745. Tax exempt bonds

-STATUTE-

All bonds issued by the Government of Puerto Rico, or by its

authority, shall be exempt from taxation by the Government of the

United States, or by the Government of Puerto Rico or of any

political or municipal subdivision thereof, or by any State,

Territory, or possession, or by any county, municipality, or other

municipal subdivision of any State, Territory, or possession of the

United States, or by the District of Columbia.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 3, 39 Stat. 953; Feb. 3, 1921, ch. 34,

Sec. 2, 41 Stat. 1096; Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 1, 44 Stat.

1418; Aug. 26, 1937, ch. 831, 50 Stat. 844; Aug. 17, 1950, ch. 731,

64 Stat. 458; Pub. L. 87-121, Sec. 1, Aug. 3, 1961, 75 Stat. 245.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of second part of section 3 of act Mar. 2,

1917, commencing with proviso clause. The first and last parts of

section 3 are classified to sections 741 and 741a, respectively, of

this title.

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 38, 31 Stat. 86.

AMENDMENTS

1961 - Pub. L. 87-121 struck out "no public indebtedness of

Puerto Rico and the municipalities of San Juan, Ponce, Arecibo, Rio

Pledras, and Mayaguez shall be allowed in excess of 10 per centum

of the aggregate tax valuation of its property, and no public

indebtedness of any other subdivision or municipality of Puerto

Rico shall hereafter be allowed in excess of 5 per centum of the

aggregate tax valuation of the property in any such subdivision or

municipality," before "All bonds issued" and also struck out "In

computing the indebtedness of the people of Puerto Rico, municipal

bonds for the payment of interest and principal of which the good

faith of the people of Puerto Rico has heretofore been pledged and

bonds issued by the people of Puerto Rico secured by bonds to an

equivalent amount of bonds of municipal corporations or school

boards of Puerto Rico shall not be counted but all bonds hereafter

issued by any municipality or subdivision within the 5 per centum

hereby authorized for which the good faith of the people of Puerto

Rico is pledged shall be counted" after "District of Columbia".

1950 - Act Aug. 17, 1950, made section applicable to

municipalities of Arecibo and Rio Piedras.

1937 - Act Aug. 26, 1937, made section applicable to municipality

of Mayaguez and substituted "August 26, 1937" for "March 4, 1927"

wherever appearing.

1927 - Act Mar. 4, 1927, made section applicable to

municipalities of San Juan and Ponce, limited public indebtedness

of other subdivisions or municipalities of Puerto Rico to 5 per

centum, and inserted in last sentence two clauses, the first

relating to the non-inclusion of municipal bonds for the payment of

interest and principal, and the second reading "but all bonds after

August 26, 1937, issued by any municipality or subdivision within

the 5 per centum authorized for which the good faith of the people

of Porto Rico is pledged shall be counted."

1921 - Act Feb. 3, 1921, increased allowable public indebtedness

from 7 to 10 per centum of aggregate tax valuation of property.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1961 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of Pub. L. 87-121 provided that: "Section 1 of this Act

[amending this section] shall take effect upon a majority of the

qualified electors of Puerto Rico having voted in a referendum

pursuant to section 1 of article VII of the constitution of the

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to include provisions in the

Commonwealth constitution, in lieu of the provisions of section 3

of the Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act [this section] specified

herein, limiting the debt-incurring capacity of the Commonwealth

and of its municipalities (as proposed in the concurrent resolution

of the legislative assembly of the Commonwealth)."

[Referendum held Dec. 10, 1961, and debt limitation amendment to

Article VI, Sec. 2, of Constitution of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

ratified by a majority of voters.]

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 745a, 745b of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 745a 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 745a. Public improvement bonds sold to United States or agency

thereof excluded from public indebtedness

-STATUTE-

Bonds or other obligations of Puerto Rico or any municipal

government therein, payable solely from revenues derived from any

public improvement or undertaking (which revenues may include

transfers by agreement or otherwise from the regular funds of the

issuer in respect of the use by it of the facilities afforded by

such improvement or undertaking), and issued and sold to the United

States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall

not be considered public indebtedness of the issuer within the

meaning of section 745 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 13, 1935, ch. 516, 49 Stat. 611.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 745b 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 745b. Refunding bonds excluded temporarily in computing

indebtedness

-STATUTE-

Any bonds or other obligations of Puerto Rico issued after August

3, 1935, for the purpose of retiring previously outstanding bonds

or obligations shall not be included in computing the public

indebtedness of Puerto Rico under section 745 of this title, until

six months after their issue.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 3, 1935, ch. 435, 49 Stat. 516.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 746 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 746. Public lands and buildings; reservations; rights prior to

July 1, 1902

-STATUTE-

All public lands and buildings, not including harbor areas and

navigable streams and bodies of water and the submerged lands

underlying the same, owned by the United States in the island of

Puerto Rico and not reserved by the President of the United States

prior to July 1, 1903, pursuant to authority vested in him by law,

are granted to the government of Puerto Rico, to be held or

disposed of for the use and benefit of the people of said island.

Said grant is upon the express condition that the government of

Puerto Rico, by proper authority, release to the United States any

interest or claim it may have in or upon the lands or buildings

reserved by the President as mentioned herein. Nothing herein

contained shall be so construed as to affect any legal or equitable

rights acquired by the government of Puerto Rico or by any other

party, under any contract, lease, or license made by the United

States authorities prior to the 1st day of May 1900.

-SOURCE-

(July 1, 1902, ch. 1383, Sec. 1, 32 Stat. 731; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-MISC1-

LAW LIBRARY

Section 2 of act July 1, 1902, made an appropriation for the

purchase of a law library for the use of the United States District

Court for Puerto Rico.

EXPENSES AND TERM OF RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

Section 3 of act July 1, 1902, related to allowance of traveling

expenses in addition to salary to the resident commissioner from

Puerto Rico, and to the commencement of his term.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 747 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 747. Public property transferred; "control" defined

-STATUTE-

All property which may have been acquired in Puerto Rico by the

United States under the cession of Spain in the treaty of peace

entered into on the 10th day of December 1898, in any public

bridges, road houses, water powers, highways, unnavigable streams

and the beds thereof, subterranean waters, mines or minerals under

the surface of private lands, all property which at the time of the

cession belonged, under the laws of Spain then in force, to the

various harbor works boards of Puerto Rico, all the harbor shores,

docks, slips, reclaimed lands, and all public lands and buildings

not reserved by the United States for public purposes prior to

March 2, 1917, is placed under the control of the government of

Puerto Rico, to be administered for the benefit of the people of

Puerto Rico; and the Legislature of Puerto Rico shall have

authority, subject to the limitations imposed upon all its acts, to

legislate with respect to all matters, as it may deem advisable.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, as used in this section

"control" includes all right, title, and interest in and to and

jurisdiction and authority over the aforesaid property and includes

proprietary rights of ownership, and the rights of management,

administration, leasing, use, and development of such property.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 7, 39 Stat. 954; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; Pub. L. 96-205, title VI, Sec. 606(b), Mar. 12,

1980, 94 Stat. 91.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of that part of section 7 of act Mar. 2,

1917, preceding the proviso clause. The remainder of section 7 is

classified to section 748 of this title.

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 13, 31 Stat. 80.

AMENDMENTS

1980 - Pub. L. 96-205 inserted provisions defining "control".

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 749 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 748 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 748. Conveyance by President to people of lands, buildings,

etc.

-STATUTE-

The President may, from time to time, in his discretion, convey

to the people of Puerto Rico, such lands, buildings, or interests

in lands, or other property now owned by the United States, and

within the territorial limits of Puerto Rico as in his opinion are

no longer needed for purposes of the United States. And he may from

time to time accept by legislative grant from Puerto Rico any

lands, buildings, or other interests or property which may be

needed for public purposes by the United States.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 7, 39 Stat. 954; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of proviso clause of section 7 of act Mar.

2, 1917. The text preceding the proviso clause of section 7 is

classified to section 747 of this title.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-TRANS-

DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

For delegation to Secretary of the Interior of authority vested

in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10250, eff. June 5,

1951, 16 F.R. 5385, set out under section 301 of Title 3, The

President.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 749 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 749 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 749. Harbors and navigable waters transferred; definitions

-STATUTE-

The harbor areas and navigable streams and bodies of water and

submerged lands underlying the same in and around the island of

Puerto Rico and the adjacent islands and waters, owned by the

United States on March 2, 1917, and not reserved by the United

States for public purposes, are placed under the control of the

government of Puerto Rico, to be administered in the same manner

and subject to the same limitations as the property enumerated in

sections 747 and 748 of this title. All laws of the United States

for the protection and improvement of the navigable waters of the

United States and the preservation of the interests of navigation

and commerce, except so far as the same may be locally

inapplicable, shall apply to said island and waters and to its

adjacent islands and waters. Nothing in this chapter contained

shall be construed so as to affect or impair in any manner the

terms or conditions of any authorizations, permits, or other powers

lawfully granted or exercised or in respect of said waters and

submerged lands in and surrounding said island and its adjacent

islands by the Secretary of the Army or other authorized officer or

agent of the United States prior to March 2, 1917. Notwithstanding

any other provision of law, as used in this section (1) "submerged

lands underlying navigable bodies of water" include lands

permanently or periodically covered by tidal waters up to but not

above the line of mean high tide, all lands underlying the

navigable bodies of water in and around the island of Puerto Rico

and the adjacent islands, and all artificially made, filled in, or

reclaimed lands which formerly were lands beneath navigable bodies

of water; (2) "navigable bodies of water and submerged lands

underlying the same in and around the island of Puerto Rico and the

adjacent islands and waters" extend from the coastline of the

island of Puerto Rico and the adjacent islands as heretofore or

hereafter modified by accretion, erosion, or reliction, seaward to

a distance of three marine leagues; (3) "control" includes all

right, title, and interest in and to and jurisdiction and authority

over the submerged lands underlying the harbor areas and navigable

streams and bodies of water in and around the island of Puerto Rico

and the adjacent islands and waters, and the natural resources

underlying such submerged lands and waters, and includes

proprietary rights of ownership, and the rights of management,

administration, leasing, use, and development of such natural

resources and submerged lands beneath such waters.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 8, 39 Stat. 954; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, Sec. 205(a),

61 Stat. 501; Pub. L. 96-205, title VI, Sec. 606(a), Mar. 12, 1980,

94 Stat. 91.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this

Act", meaning act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951, as amended,

known as the Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act and also popularly

known as the Jones Act, which is classified principally to this

chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 731 of this title and

Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

A further provision of section 8 of act Mar. 2, 1917, repealing

act June 11, 1906, ch. 3075, 34 Stat. 234, and all other laws or

parts of laws in conflict herewith was omitted.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1980 - Pub. L. 96-205 inserted provisions defining terms used in

this section.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

Department of War designated Department of the Army and title of

Secretary of War changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a)

of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section

205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug.

10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956,

enacted "Title 10, Armed Forces" which in sections 3010 to 3013

continued Department of the Army under administrative supervision

of Secretary of the Army.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 16 section 1453; title 43

section 2102.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 750 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 750. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 38, 39 Stat. 964; Mar.

4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 6, 44 Stat. 1420; June 24, 1948, ch. 610,

Sec. 7, 62 Stat. 580, related to grants of franchises, public

service commission, etc.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective July 25, 1952, see note set out under section

732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 751 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 751. Interstate commerce and certain other laws inapplicable

to Puerto Rico

-STATUTE-

Subtitle IV of title 49, and the Safety Appliance Acts and the

several amendments made or to be made thereto, shall not apply to

Puerto Rico.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 38, 39 Stat. 964; Mar. 4, 1927, ch.

503, Sec. 6, 44 Stat. 1421; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Safety Appliance Acts, referred to in text, are acts Mar. 2,

1893, ch. 196, 27 Stat. 531; Mar. 2, 1903, ch. 976, 32 Stat. 943;

and Apr. 14, 1910, ch. 160, 36 Stat. 298, which were classified to

sections 1 to 16 of Title 45, Railroads, and were repealed and

reenacted in sections 20102, 20301 to 20304, 21302, and 21304 of

Title 49, Transportation, by Pub. L. 103-272, Secs. 1(e), 7(b),

July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 863, 881, 892, 893, 1379, the first section

of which enacted subtitles II, III, and V to X of Title 49. Section

6 of act Apr. 14, 1910, which was classified to section 15 of Title

45, was repealed and reenacted as section 501(b) of Title 49 by

Pub. L. 97-449, Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2413.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

"Subtitle IV of title 49" substituted in text for "The Interstate

Commerce Act and the several amendments made or to be made thereto

[49 U.S.C. 1 et seq.]" and "the Act of Congress entitled 'An Act to

amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate commerce," approved

February 4, 1887, and all Acts amendatory thereof, by providing for

a valuation of the several classes of property of carriers subject

thereto and securing information concerning their stocks, bonds,

and other securities,' approved March 1, 1913 [49 U.S.C. 19a]" on

authority of Pub. L. 95-473, Sec. 3(b), Oct. 17, 1978, 92 Stat.

1466, the first section of which enacted subtitle IV (Sec. 10101 et

seq.) of Title 49, Transportation.

Section is comprised of second paragraph of section 38 of act

Mar. 2, 1917. The first and third paragraphs of section 38 were

classified to sections 750 and 753, respectively, of this title.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1927 - Act Mar. 4, 1927, reenacted section without change.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 752 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 752. Corporate real estate holdings

-STATUTE-

No corporation shall be authorized to conduct the business of

buying and selling real estate or be permitted to hold or own real

estate except such as may be reasonably necessary to enable it to

carry out the purposes for which it was created, and every

corporation authorized after May 1, 1900, to engage in agriculture

shall by its charter be restricted to the ownership and control of

not to exceed five hundred acres of land; and this provision shall

be held to prevent any member of a corporation engaged in

agriculture from being in any wise interested in any other

corporation engaged in agriculture. Corporations, however, may loan

funds upon real estate security, and purchase real estate when

necessary for the collection of loans, but they shall dispose of

real estate so obtained within five years after receiving the

title. Corporations not organized in Puerto Rico, and doing

business therein, shall be bound by the provisions of this section

so far as they are applicable.

-SOURCE-

(May 1, 1900, No. 23, Sec. 3, 31 Stat. 716; Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145,

Sec. 39, 39 Stat. 964; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158; July 3,

1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of section 3 (less first sentence) of act

May 1, 1900. The first sentence of such section 3 was superseded by

section 39 of act Mar. 2, 1917. Prior to repeal of such section 39

by act July 3, 1950, the sentence read: "That all franchises,

privileges or concessions granted under section thirty-two of said

Act [act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, 31 Stat. 83] shall provide that

the same shall be subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal;

shall forbid the issue of stock or bonds, except in exchange for

actual cash, or property at a fair valuation, equal in amount to

the par value of the stock or bonds issued; shall forbid the

declaring of stock or bond dividends; and, in the case of

public-service corporations, shall provide for the effective

regulation of the charges thereof and for the purchase or taking by

the public authorities of their property at a fair and reasonable

valuation."

Section was not enacted as a part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-MISC1-

REPEALS

Section 5(2) of act July 3, 1950, repealed section 39 of act Mar.

2, 1917, cited as a credit to this section, eff. July 25, 1952. See

Effective Date of Repeal note set out below.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of section 39 of act Mar. 2, 1917, effective July 25,

1952, see note set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 753, 754 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Secs. 753, 754. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), (4), 64

Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section 753, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 38, 39 Stat. 964;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 6, 44 Stat. 1420; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158, authorized Legislature to regulate rates,

tariffs, etc., of public carriers and public service commission to

enforce those laws.

Section 754, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 35, 39 Stat. 963;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, which had been transferred to

section 814a of this title, related to qualifications of electors.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of sections 753 and 754 effective July 25, 1952, see note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 755 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 755. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 11, 31 Stat. 80,

provided for redemption by Secretary of the Treasury of Puerto

Rican silver coins known as the peso and all other Puerto Rican

silver and coppers in circulation on Apr. 12, 1900, except those

imported after Feb. 1, 1900, at rate of 60 cents per peso and for

recoinage of such coins into United States coins, and made United

States coins sole legal tender in payment of debts, except those

owing prior to Apr. 12, 1900, which were payable in Puerto Rico

coins or their exchanged equivalents.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT

OFFICIALS 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 771 to 793 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

Secs. 771 to 793. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64

Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section 771, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 12, 39 Stat. 950;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158; Aug. 5, 1947, ch. 490, Sec. 1,

61 Stat. 770, related to election, tenure of office, and

qualifications of governor.

Section 771a, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 12a, as added Aug.

5, 1947, ch. 490, Sec. 2, 61 Stat. 771, related to impeachment of

governor.

Section 772, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 24, 39 Stat. 958;

Aug. 5, 1947, ch. 490, Sec. 4, 61 Stat. 771, related to succession

to office of governor.

Section 773, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 13, 39 Stat. 955;

Feb. 18, 1931, ch. 218, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1168, related to executive

departments.

Section 774, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 37, 39 Stat. 964,

prohibited Legislature from creating new departments but authorized

their consolidation or abolition.

Section 775, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 13, 39 Stat. 955;

Feb. 18, 1931, ch. 218, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1168; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; Aug. 5, 1947, ch. 490, Sec. 3, 61 Stat. 771,

related to appointment and tenure of office of heads of

departments.

Section 776, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 13, 39 Stat. 956;

Feb. 18, 1931, ch. 218, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1168; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158, related to residence requirement for heads of

departments.

Section 777, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 13, 39 Stat. 956;

Feb. 18, 1931, ch. 218, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1168, related to executive

council and its duties and compensation.

Section 778, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 14, 39 Stat. 956;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to duties of Attorney

General.

Section 779, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 22, 39 Stat. 958;

June 27, 1924, ch. 322, Sec. 2, 43 Stat. 631; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; June 24, 1948, ch. 610, Sec. 6, 62 Stat. 580,

related to powers and duties of executive secretary.

Section 780, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 15, 39 Stat. 956;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to powers and duties

of Treasurer, including designation of depositaries.

Section 781, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 15, 39 Stat. 956;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, required Treasurer to give a

bond not less than $125,000.

Section 782, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 16, 39 Stat. 956,

related to duties of Commissioner of the Interior.

Section 783, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 17, 39 Stat. 956;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to duties of

Commissioner of Education.

Section 784, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 18, 39 Stat. 957;

Feb. 18, 1931, ch. 218, Sec. 2, 46 Stat. 1168; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158, related to duties of Commissioner of Agriculture

and Commerce.

Section 784a, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 18a, as added Feb.

18, 1931, ch. 218, Sec. 3, 46 Stat. 1169, and amended May 17, 1932,

ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to duties of Commissioner of Labor.

Section 785, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 19, 39 Stat. 957,

related to duties of Commissioner of Health.

Section 786, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

June 7, 1924, ch. 322, Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 631; Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503,

Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1419; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158; June

24, 1948, ch. 610, Sec. 5, 62 Stat. 580, related to appointment,

compensation and term of office of Auditor and his powers and

duties, and provided for an assistant auditor and other necessary

assistants and employees.

Section 787, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1419, related to

jurisdiction of Auditor over accounts.

Section 788, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

June 10, 1921, ch. 18, Secs. 301, 304, 42 Stat. 23 to 25; Mar. 4,

1927, ch. 503, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1419, related to finality of

decisions of Auditor and time for appeal therefrom, and vested such

official with like authority as that conferred by law upon

Comptroller General of the United States, with certain exceptions.

Section 789, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 21, 39 Stat. 958,

related to appeals from decisions of Auditor to Governor.

Section 790, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1420, related to annual

report of the fiscal concern of the government from Auditor to

Governor and those other reports as may be required.

Section 791, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1419, authorized Auditor to

summon witnesses, administer oaths, take evidence, etc.

Section 792, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1420, related to

supervision of office of Auditor by Governor.

Section 793, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 957;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1419; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158, related to performance of powers and duties of

Auditor in case of a vacancy in the office or in his absence by the

assistant auditor, or in the absence of that assistant, by an

assistant designated by Governor.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of sections 771 to 793 effective July 25, 1952, see note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 793a 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

Sec. 793a. Repealed. June 30, 1954, ch. 428, Sec. 1, 68 Stat. 336

-MISC1-

Section, act Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 37, Sec. 4, 48 Stat. 361, created

a Model Housing Board, and provided for construction and sale of

model houses and for creation of a revolving "model housing fund".

DISPOSITION OF MONEYS IN REVOLVING FUND

Act June 30, 1954, ch. 428, Sec. 2, 68 Stat. 336, authorized

transfer of any moneys remaining in revolving model housing fund

under this section to treasury of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 793b 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

Sec. 793b. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 49b, as added Aug. 5,

1947, ch. 490, Sec. 6, 61 Stat. 772, and amended June 24, 1948, ch.

610, Sec. 1, 62 Stat. 579, provided for a Coordinator of Federal

Agencies in Puerto Rico, his appointment, compensation and duties,

and required President to prescribe rules and regulations to carry

out provisions of former section 793 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective July 25, 1952, see note set out under section

732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 794 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

Sec. 794. Official reports

-STATUTE-

All reports required by law to be made by the governor or heads

of departments to any official of the United States shall be made

to an executive department of the Government of the United States

to be designated by the President, and the President is authorized

to place all matters pertaining to the government of Puerto Rico in

the jurisdiction of such department.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 11, 39 Stat. 955; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

July 15, 1909, ch. 4, Sec. 2, 36 Stat. 11.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-EXEC-

EX. ORD. NO. 9383. COORDINATION OF FUNCTIONS AND POLICIES OF

FEDERAL CIVIL AGENCIES IN PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

Ex. Ord. No. 9383, eff. Oct. 5, 1943, 8 F.R. 13781, provided:

1. Each Federal civil agency performing services in Puerto Rico

or in the Virgin Islands shall make current reports to the

Secretary of the Interior concerning the work of such agency in

such manner and form and at such times as may be prescribed by the

Secretary of the Interior.

2. The Secretary of the Interior shall make such recommendations

to the heads of Federal civil agencies so reporting as may in his

judgment serve to correlate the work of such agencies in Puerto

Rico and in the Virgin Islands, eliminate unessential Federal

activities, assist insular agencies to assume increasing

responsibility in civil administration, meet more efficiently the

needs of the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for

essential Federal services, and implement the policies of the

United States with respect to its island possessions.

3. The Secretary of the Interior shall from time to time report

to the President and to the Congress concerning the actions taken

pursuant to this order.

4. This order shall not be applicable to United States District

Judges, United States Attorneys, and United States Marshals.

Franklin D. Roosevelt.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 795 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

Sec. 795. Government expenses payable out of revenues

-STATUTE-

All expenses that may be incurred on account of the government of

Puerto Rico for salaries of officials and the conduct of their

offices and departments, and all expenses and obligations

contracted for the internal improvement or development of the

island, not, however, including defenses, barracks, harbors,

lighthouses, buoys, and other works undertaken by the United

States, shall, except as otherwise specifically provided by the

Congress, be paid by the treasurer of Puerto Rico out of the

revenue in his custody.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 6, 39 Stat. 953; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 12, 31 Stat. 80, with the exception of

the words "except as otherwise specifically provided by the

Congress".

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 796 to 799 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

-HEAD-

Secs. 796 to 799. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64

Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section 796, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 53, 39 Stat. 968;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to transfer of bureaus

or offices.

Section 797, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 50, 39 Stat. 967;

June 7, 1924, ch. 322, Sec. 3, 43 Stat. 631; May 29, 1928, ch. 904,

Secs. 1, 2, 45 Stat. 997; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158; Aug.

5, 1947, ch. 490, Sec. 5, 61 Stat. 771; June 24, 1948, ch. 610,

Sec. 2, 62 Stat. 579; Sept. 7, 1949, ch. 544, 63 Stat. 692, related

to salaries and bonds of officials, and residence of governor.

Section 798, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 50, 39 Stat. 967;

June 7, 1924, ch. 322, Sec. 3, 43 Stat. 631; June 24, 1948, ch.

610, Sec. 2, 62 Stat. 579; Sept. 7, 1949, ch. 544, 63 Stat. 692,

related to payment of salaries, office expenses and bond premiums.

Section 799, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 51, 39 Stat. 967,

provided for payment of municipal expenses from municipal revenues.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of sections 796 to 799 effective July 25, 1952, see note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

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48 USC SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 811 to 820 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

Secs. 811 to 820. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64

Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section 811, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 25, 39 Stat. 958;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, vested all local legislative

powers in Puerto Rico, with certain exceptions, in "Legislature of

Puerto Rico", consisting of a "senate" and a "house of

representatives".

Section 812, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 26, 39 Stat. 958;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to Senate of Puerto

Rico, its members, election and powers.

Section 813, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 27, 39 Stat. 959;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to House of

Representatives and its members and their election.

Section 814, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 28, 39 Stat. 959;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, provided for division of

Puerto Rico into thirty-five representative and seven senatorial

districts.

Section 814a, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 35, 39 Stat. 963;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to qualification of

electors.

Section 815, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 29, 39 Stat. 959;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, provided for time of holding

elections and revision of boundaries of senatorial and

representative districts and municipalities.

Section 816, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 32, 39 Stat. 960,

related to powers of senate and house of representatives, including

determination of election and qualifications of members.

Section 817, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 33, 39 Stat. 960;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 5, 44 Stat. 1420, provided for holding

of annual sessions of legislature and time for convening.

Section 818, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 33, 39 Stat. 960;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 5, 44 Stat. 1420, authorized governor

to call special sessions of legislature or senate.

Section 819, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 30, 39 Stat. 959;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158; June 1, 1938, ch. 308, 52

Stat. 595, related to term of office of senators and

representatives, filling of vacancies, and limitations upon

appointment to other offices of those legislative members.

Section 820, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 31, 39 Stat. 960;

Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, Sec. 4, 44 Stat. 1420; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; June 24, 1948, ch. 610, Sec. 4, 62 Stat. 580,

related to compensation and mileage of members of senate and house

of representatives.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of sections 811 to 820 effective July 25, 1952, see note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 821 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

Sec. 821. Legislative power

-STATUTE-

The legislative authority shall extend to all matters of a

legislative character not locally inapplicable, including power to

create, consolidate, and reorganize the municipalities so far as

may be necessary, and to provide and repeal laws and ordinances

therefor; also the power to alter, amend, modify, or repeal any or

all laws and ordinances of every character in force in Puerto Rico

or municipality or district thereof on March 2, 1917, insofar as

such alteration, amendment, modification, or repeal may be

consistent with the provisions of this chapter.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 37, 39 Stat. 964; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this

Act", meaning act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, 39 Stat. 951, as amended,

known as the Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act and also popularly

known as the Jones Act, which is classified principally to this

chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 731 of this title and

Tables.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 822, 823 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

Secs. 822, 823. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64

Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section 822, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 960,

related to origin of bills and resolutions.

Section 823, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 960;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to enacting clauses of

bills and resolutions.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of sections 822 and 823 effective July 25, 1952, see note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 823a 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

Sec. 823a. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act June 16, 1938, ch. 460, 52 Stat. 708, related to

Congressional ratification of all joint resolutions.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 824 to 844 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

Secs. 824 to 844. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64

Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section 824, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 961,

related to passage of bills and their alterations or amendments.

Section 825, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 960,

related to reference of bills to committees, signature by governor,

and approval by President.

Section 826, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 961;

May 29, 1928, ch. 901, Sec. 1(128), 45 Stat. 996; Feb. 28, 1929,

ch. 364, Secs. 1, 2, 45 Stat. 1348; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat.

158, required laws enacted by Legislature of Puerto Rico to be

reported to Congress.

Section 827, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 961,

related to time of taking effect of laws and to introduction of a

bill.

Section 828, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 961,

related to house journals.

Section 829, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 961,

required sessions of each house and committees to be open.

Section 830, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 961,

related to adjournment.

Section 831, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

required presiding officer to sign bills and resolutions.

Section 832, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

provided that bills, with the exception of appropriation bills,

were to contain one subject.

Section 833, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

provided that revenue bills were to originate in house of

representatives.

Section 834, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

related to appropriation bills for executive, legislative and

judicial departments.

Section 835, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

related to revival or amendment of laws.

Section 836, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

required legislature to prescribe number, duties and compensation

of officers and employees.

Section 837, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

prohibited bills giving extra compensation for services rendered.

Section 838, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962;

June 24, 1948, ch. 610, Sec. 3, 62 Stat. 580 prohibited laws

relating to extension of term of office of officials, double jobs

and salary of senators or representatives during term of office.

Section 839, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

related to presentation of orders, resolutions, etc., to Governor.

Section 840, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 960,

required Governor to submit a financial budget at opening of each

regular session of the legislature.

Section 841, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, provided for order of payment

of appropriations, where revenue insufficient to meet

appropriations, and limited appropriations under certain

conditions.

Section 842, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 23, 39 Stat. 958;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, required Governor to transmit

copies of laws to executive department of United States.

Section 843, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to definition and

punishment of the offense of corrupt solicitation.

Section 844, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 34, 39 Stat. 962,

related to punishment for offense of influencing officials by

bribery.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal of sections 824 to 844 effective July 25, 1952, see note

set out under section 732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 845 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE

-HEAD-

Sec. 845. Income tax laws; modification or repeal by legislature

-STATUTE-

The Puerto Rican Legislature shall have power by due enactment to

amend, alter, modify, or repeal the income tax laws in force in

Puerto Rico.

-SOURCE-

(Feb. 26, 1926, ch. 27, Secs. 261, 1200, 44 Stat. 52, 125; May 17,

1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Similar provisions of act Feb. 26, 1926, which related to the

Philippine Islands, were formerly classified to section 1055 of

this title.

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

June 2, 1924, ch. 234, Sec. 261, 43 Stat. 294, prior to repeal by

section 1200 of act Feb. 26, 1926, to take effect Jan. 1, 1925.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 861 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 861. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 40, 39 Stat. 965; May

17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, vested judicial power in courts

established and in operation on Mar. 2, 1917, provided for

appointment of chief justice and associate justices of the supreme

court by President with advice and consent of United States Senate,

and authorized Puerto Rican legislature to organize, modify or

rearrange the courts and their jurisdiction and procedure, except

United States District Court.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective July 25, 1952, see note set out under section

732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 862 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 862. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 365, 42 Stat. 993, conferred on

the courts of Puerto Rico jurisdiction of offenses under act Oct.

28, 1919, ch. 85, 41 Stat. 305, the National Prohibition Act.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 863 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 863. Repealed. Pub. L. 91-272, Sec. 13, June 2, 1970, 84 Stat.

298

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 41, 39 Stat. 965; Feb.

25, 1919, ch. 29, Sec. 1, 40 Stat. 1156; Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 161,

Sec. 1, 41 Stat. 1412; Mar. 4, 1923, ch. 295, 42 Stat. 1560; Dec.

13, 1926, ch. 6, Sec. 1, 44 Stat. 919; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47

Stat. 158; Mar. 26, 1938, ch. 51, Sec. 2, 52 Stat. 118; July 31,

1946, ch. 704, 60 Stat. 716; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 20, 62

Stat. 989, set out jurisdiction of United States District Court for

District of Puerto Rico and provided for salaries of judge and

officials of the court and for filling of vacancies. Section 34 of

act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, 31 Stat. 84, formerly cited as a credit

to this section, was not repealed by act June 2, 1970.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Section 13 of Pub. L. 91-272, as amended by Pub. L. 91-450, Oct.

14, 1970, 84 Stat. 922, provided in part that nothing in the repeal

of Act Mar. 2, 1917, as amended, by said section 13 would impair

the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the

District of Puerto Rico to hear and determine any action or matter

begun in the court on or before June 2, 1970.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 864 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 864. Appeals, certiorari, removal of causes, etc.; use of

English language

-STATUTE-

The laws of the United States relating to appeals, certiorari,

removal of causes, and other matters or proceedings as between the

courts of the United States and the courts of the several States

shall govern in such matters and proceedings as between the United

States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the

courts of Puerto Rico.

All pleadings and proceedings in the United States District Court

for the District of Puerto Rico shall be conducted in the English

language.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 35, 31 Stat. 85; Mar. 2, 1917, ch.

145, Sec. 42, 39 Stat. 966; Feb. 13, 1925, ch. 229, Sec. 13, 43

Stat. 942; Jan. 31, 1928, ch. 14, Sec. 1, 45 Stat. 54; May 17,

1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 21, 62

Stat. 990.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The laws of the United States relating to appeals, certiorari,

removal of causes, and other matters or proceedings, referred to in

text, are classified to Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

"United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico"

substituted in text for "District Court of the United States for

Puerto Rico" in view of section 132(a) of Title 28, Judiciary and

Judicial Procedure, which states that "There shall be in each

judicial district a district court which shall be a court of record

known as the United States District Court for the district" and

section 119 of Title 28, which states that "Puerto Rico constitutes

one judicial district."

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Act Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, Sec. 244, 36 Stat. 1157, related to

direct appeals from The Supreme Court and the United District Court

for Puerto Rico to the United States Supreme Court, prior to repeal

by act Jan. 28, 1915, ch. 22, Sec. 3, 38 Stat. 804.

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 34, 31 Stat. 84.

AMENDMENTS

1948 - Act June 25, 1948, amended section generally, and struck

out provisions relating to the term of district court and appeals

to the circuit court.

1928 - Act Jan. 31, 1928, abolished writ of error in civil and

criminal cases and made all relief formerly obtained by writ of

error obtainable by appeal.

1925 - Act Feb. 13, 1925, ch. 229, Sec. 13, repealed provisions

of this section permitting a direct review by the Supreme Court of

cases in the courts in Puerto Rico.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-MISC2-

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1948 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act June 25, 1948, effective Sept. 1, 1948, see

section 38 of that act, set out as an Effective Date note preceding

section 1 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

REPEALS

Section 39 of act June 25, 1948, repealed section 1 of act Feb.

13, 1925, ch. 229, 43 Stat. 936, formerly cited as a credit to this

section, which authorized review in the Circuit Court of Appeals in

the First Circuit.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 865 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 865. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 39, 62 Stat. 992

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 43, 39 Stat. 966; Feb.

13, 1925, ch. 229, Sec. 13, 43 Stat. 942; Jan. 31, 1928, ch. 14,

Sec. 1, 45 Stat. 54, related to writs of error and appeals. See

section 1294 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1948, see section 38 of act June 25,

1948, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 1 of

Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 866 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 866. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 35, 31 Stat. 85,

provided that all proceedings in Supreme Court of United States to

review decisions of Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and the District

Court of the United States for Puerto Rico, should be conducted in

the English language.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 867 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 867. Repealed. Pub. L. 90-274, Sec. 103(g), Mar. 27, 1968, 82

Stat. 63

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 44, 39 Stat. 966; May

17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, set out qualifications for jurors

in District Court of United States for Puerto Rico as different

from those set by local law and directed that juries be selected,

drawn, and subject to exemption in accordance with laws of Congress

insofar as locally applicable.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective 270 days after Mar. 27, 1968, except as to cases

in which an indictment is returned or petit jury is empaneled prior

to such effective date, see section 104 of Pub. L. 90-274, set out

as an Effective Date of 1968 Amendment note under section 1861 of

Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 868 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 868. Fees part of United States revenues

-STATUTE-

All fees, fines, costs, and forfeitures as would be deposited to

the credit of the United States if collected and paid into a

district court of the United States shall become revenues of the

United States when collected and paid into the United States

District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The sum of $500 a

year from such fees, fines, costs, and forfeitures shall be

retained by the clerk and expended for law library purposes under

the direction of the judge.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 45, 39 Stat. 966; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

"United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico"

substituted in text for "District Court of the United States for

Puerto Rico" in view of section 132(a) of Title 28, Judiciary and

Judicial Procedure, which states that "There shall be in each

judicial district a district court which shall be a court of record

known as the United States District Court for the district" and

section 119 of Title 28, which states that "Puerto Rico constitutes

one judicial district".

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Mar. 2, 1901, ch. 812, Sec. 2, 31 Stat. 953.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 869 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 869. Fees payable by United States out of revenue of Puerto

Rico

-STATUTE-

Such fees and expenses as are payable by the United States if

earned or incurred in connection with a district court of the

United States shall be paid from the revenue of Puerto Rico if

earned or incurred in connection with the United States District

Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1901, ch. 812, Sec. 2, 31 Stat. 953; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

"United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico"

substituted in text for "District Court of the United States for

Puerto Rico" in view of section 132(a) of Title 28, Judiciary and

Judicial Procedure, which states that "There shall be in each

judicial district a district court which shall be a court of record

known as the United States District Court for the district" and

section 119 of Title 28 which states that "Puerto Rico constitutes

one judicial district".

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

As originally enacted, so much of section 2 of act Mar. 2, 1901,

as is pertinent here, was as follows: "Such fees and expenses as

are payable by the United States, if earned or incurred in

connection with a circuit or district court of the United States,

shall be paid from the revenues of Porto Rico, if earned or

incurred in connection with the district court of the United States

for Porto Rico."

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 870 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 870. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 39, 62 Stat. 992

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 46, 39 Stat. 966; Feb.

26, 1919, ch. 49, Secs. 2, 4, 40 Stat. 1182; Aug. 7, 1939, ch. 501,

Sec. 6, 53 Stat. 1226, related to salaries of district court

officials. See section 604 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial

Procedure.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1948, see section 38 of act June 25,

1948, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 1 of

Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 871 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 871. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 47, 39 Stat. 967; May

17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, which related to fees and mileage

of jurors and witnesses, was superseded by sections 1821, 1825 and

1871 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 872 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 872. Habeas corpus; mandamus; suit to restrain assessment or

collection of taxes

-STATUTE-

The supreme and district courts of Puerto Rico and the respective

judges thereof may grant writs of habeas corpus in all cases in

which the same are grantable by the judges of the district courts

of the United States, and the district courts may grant writs of

mandamus in all proper cases.

No suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or

collection of any tax imposed by the laws of Puerto Rico shall be

maintained in the United States District Court for the District of

Puerto Rico.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1927, ch. 145, Sec. 48, 39 Stat. 967; Mar. 4, 1927, ch.

503, Sec. 7, 44 Stat. 1421; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

"United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico"

substituted in text for "District Court of the United States for

Puerto Rico" in view of section 132(a) of Title 28, Judiciary and

Judicial Procedure, which states that "There shall be in each

judicial district a district court which shall be a court of record

known as the United States District Court for the district" and

section 119 of Title 28 which states that "Puerto Rico constitutes

one judicial district".

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1927 - Act Mar. 4, 1927, added second paragraph.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 873 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 873. Repealed. July 3, 1950, ch. 446, Sec. 5(2), 64 Stat. 320

-MISC1-

Section, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 49, 39 Stat. 967; May

17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to appointment of judges,

marshals and secretaries.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective July 25, 1952, see note set out under section

732 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 873a 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 873a. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 39, 62 Stat. 992

-MISC1-

Section, act Feb. 12, 1940, ch. 25, Sec. 1, 54 Stat. 22, which

related to rules governing civil cases. See section 2072 of Title

28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1948, see section 38 of act June 25,

1948, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 1 of

Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 874 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Sec. 874. Judicial process; officials to be citizens of United

States; oath

-STATUTE-

All judicial process shall run in the name of "United States of

America, ss, the President of the United States", and all penal or

criminal prosecutions in the local courts shall be conducted in the

name and by the authority of "The People of Puerto Rico." All

officials shall be citizens of the United States, and, before

entering upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take an

oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the laws

of Puerto Rico.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 10, 39 Stat. 954; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 16, 31 Stat. 81.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 875, 876 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY

-HEAD-

Secs. 875, 876. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 39, 62 Stat.

992

-MISC1-

Section 875, act Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 55, 39 Stat. 968,

related to continuation of court's jurisdiction.

Section 876, act Jan. 7, 1913, ch. 6, 37 Stat. 648, related to

temporary judge.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1948, see section 38 of act June 25,

1948, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 1 of

Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 891 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

-HEAD-

Sec. 891. Resident Commissioner; election

-STATUTE-

The qualified electors of Puerto Rico shall choose a Resident

Commissioner to the United States at each general election, whose

term of office shall be four years from the 3d of January following

such general election, and who shall be entitled to receive

official recognition as such commissioner by all of the departments

of the Government of the United States, upon presentation, through

the Department of State, of a certificate of election of the

Governor of Puerto Rico.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 36, 39 Stat. 963; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; June 5, 1934, ch. 390, Sec. 5, 48 Stat. 879.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of second sentence of section 36 of act Mar.

2, 1917. The first sentence of section 36, providing for election

of a Resident Commissioner to the United States at the next general

election for a term commencing with date of issuance of certificate

of election and terminating Mar. 4, 1921, was omitted. Parts of the

third and fourth sentences of section 36 are classified to section

893 of this title. The other part of the third sentence of section

36, which fixed the salary of the commissioner at $7,500 per annum,

was superseded by act Feb. 26, 1907, ch. 1635, Sec. 4, 34 Stat.

993, as amended by act Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 549, Sec. 4, 43 Stat.

1301. See Prior Provisions note under section 31 of Title 2, The

Congress. The other part of the fourth sentence of section 36,

which allowed the commissioner $500 as mileage, was classified to

former section 46 of Title 2 and was omitted from the Code as

superseded by former section 43b-1 of Title 2. The fifth and sixth

sentences of section 36 are classified to section 892 of this

title.

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 39, 31 Stat. 86.

The salary allowed by section 39 of act Apr. 12, 1900, was

increased by act Feb. 26, 1907, ch. 1635, Sec. 4, 34 Stat. 993.

The resident commissioner was allowed traveling expenses in

addition to his salary, and the commencement of his term was fixed

by act July 1, 1902, ch. 1383, Sec. 3, 32 Stat. 732.

The manner of paying the salary and traveling expenses of the

resident commissioner was fixed by a provision of act June 22,

1906, ch. 3514, Sec. 1, 34 Stat. 417.

AMENDMENTS

1934 - Act June 5, 1934, changed commencement of term of office

from Mar. 4 to Jan. 3 following the general election.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 892 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

-HEAD-

Sec. 892. Qualifications of Commissioner; appointment to fill

vacancy

-STATUTE-

No person shall be eligible to election as Resident Commissioner

who is not a bona fide citizen of the United States and who is not

more than twenty-five years of age, and who does not read and write

the English language. In case of a vacancy in the office of

Resident Commissioner by death, resignation, or otherwise, the

governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, shall

appoint a Resident Commissioner to fill the vacancy, who shall

serve until the next general election and until his successor is

elected and qualified.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 36, 39 Stat. 963.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of fifth and sixth sentences of section 36

of act Mar. 2, 1917. For classification of the remainder of section

36, see Codification note set out under section 891 of this title.

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act

Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 39, 31 Stat. 86.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 893 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

-HEAD-

Sec. 893. Salary of Commissioner; allowances; franking privilege

-STATUTE-

The Resident Commissioner shall receive a salary payable monthly

by the United States. He shall be allowed the same sum for

stationery and for the pay of necessary clerk hire as is allowed

Members of the House of Representatives of the United States. He

shall be allowed the franking privilege granted Members of

Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 36, 39 Stat. 963; Mar. 4, 1925, ch.

549, Sec. 4, 43 Stat. 1301.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of parts of third and fourth sentences of

section 36 of act Mar. 2, 1917. For classification of the remainder

of section 36, see Codification note set out under section 891 of

this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 894 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

-HEAD-

Sec. 894. Salary and traveling expenses; payment

-STATUTE-

The salary and traveling expenses of the Resident Commissioner

from Puerto Rico to the United States shall be paid by the Chief

Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives in the same

manner as the salaries of the members of the House of

Representatives are paid.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1906, ch. 3514, Sec. 1, 34 Stat. 417; May 17, 1932, ch.

190, 47 Stat. 158; Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 224(1), Aug. 20,

1996, 110 Stat. 1752.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted "Chief Administrative Officer"

for "Sergeant-at-Arms".

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

"Puerto Rico" substituted in text for "Porto Rico" pursuant to

act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this

title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN

REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 910 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 910. Slum clearance and urban redevelopment and renewal

projects; powers of government

-STATUTE-

The government of Puerto Rico acting through its legislature, may

create a public corporate authority or authorities and may

authorize such authority or authorities or any other public

corporate authority or any municipal corporation or political

subdivision, acting directly or through any officer or agency

thereof or through a public corporate authority, to undertake slum

clearance and urban redevelopment projects and urban renewal

projects and to do all things, exercise any and all powers, and to

assume and fulfill any and all obligations, duties,

responsibilities, and requirements, including but not limited to

those relating to planning and zoning, necessary or desirable for

receiving Federal assistance under title I of the Housing Act of

1949 (Public Law 171, Eighty-first Congress), as amended [42 U.S.C.

1450 et seq.], or any other law, except that public corporate

authorities (as distinct from municipalities or political

subdivisions) created or authorized to operate in accordance with

this Act, as amended, shall not be given any power of taxation or

any power to pledge the full faith and credit of the people of the

Territory, or municipality, or political subdivision, as the case

may be, for any loan whatever. The Legislature of Puerto Rico may,

with respect to any public corporate authority or authorities

empowered or which may be empowered to undertake slum clearance and

urban redevelopment projects and urban renewal projects, provide

for the appointment and terms of office of the members thereof, and

for the powers of such authorities, including authority to accept

whatever benefits the Federal Government may make available for

slum clearance and urban redevelopment projects and urban renewal

projects, and authority, notwithstanding any other Federal law, to

borrow money and to issue notes, bonds, and other obligations of

such character and maturity, with such security, and in such manner

as the respective legislatures may provide. Such notes, bonds, and

other obligations shall not be a debt of the United States, or of

any Territory or municipal corporation or other political

subdivision or agency thereof other than the public corporate

authority which issued such notes, bonds, or obligations, nor

constitute a debt, indebtedness, or the borrowing of money within

the meaning of any limitation or restriction on the issuance of

notes, bonds, or other obligations contained in any laws of the

United States applicable to Puerto Rico, or to any municipal

corporation or other political subdivision or agency thereof.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title I, Sec. 101, 64 Stat. 344; Aug. 11,

1955, ch. 783, title I, Sec. 107(3), (7), (9), 69 Stat. 637, 638.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Housing Act of 1949 (Public Law 171, Eighty-first Congress),

as amended, referred to in text, is act July 15, 1949, ch. 338, 63

Stat. 413, as amended. Title I of the Housing Act of 1949 was

classified generally to subchapter II (Sec. 1450 et seq.) of

chapter 8A of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and was

omitted from the Code pursuant to section 5316 of Title 42 which

terminated the authority to make grants or loans under such title I

after Jan. 1, 1975. For complete classification of this Act to the

Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1441 of Title 42

and Tables.

This Act, referred to in text, means act July 18, 1950, ch. 466,

64 Stat. 344, as amended, known as the Territorial Enabling Act of

1950, which enacted sections 480 to 480b, 483a, 483b, 721 to 721b,

910 to 910b, 1408 to 1408e of this title, amended sections 481 to

483 and 722 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes

under sections 480, 481, and 722 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

Section 101 of act July 18, 1950, cited as a credit to this

section, as applicable to Alaska and Hawaii, was classified to

sections 480 and 721 of this title.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1955 - Act Aug. 11, 1955, included urban renewal projects, and

inserted "as amended" after "(Public Law 171, Eighty-first

Congress)" and after "this Act".

URBAN RENEWAL ACTIVITIES

Financial assistance available for urban renewal projects, see

section 107(1), (2) of act Aug. 11, 1955.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 910a 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 910a. Authorization of loans, conveyances, etc., by government

and municipalities

-STATUTE-

The government of Puerto Rico may assist slum clearance and urban

redevelopment projects and urban renewal projects through cash

donations, loans, conveyances of real and personal property,

facilities, and services, and otherwise, and may authorize

municipalities or other political subdivisions to make cash

donations, loans, conveyances of real and personal property to

public corporate authorities and to take other action, including

but not limited to the making available or the furnishing of

facilities and services, in aid of slum clearance and urban

redevelopment projects and urban renewal projects.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title I, Sec. 102, 64 Stat. 344; Aug. 11,

1955, ch. 783, title I, Sec. 107(3), 69 Stat. 637.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

Section 102 of act July 18, 1950, cited as a credit to this

section, as applicable to Alaska and Hawaii, was classified to

sections 480a and 721a of this title.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1955 - Act Aug. 11, 1955, included urban renewal projects.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 910b 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 910b. Ratification of prior acts

-STATUTE-

All legislation heretofore enacted by the Legislature of the

Territory of Puerto Rico dealing with the subject matter of this

Act and not inconsistent herewith is ratified and confirmed.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title I, Sec. 103, 64 Stat. 345.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, means act July 18, 1950, ch. 466,

64 Stat. 344, as amended, known as the Territorial Enabling Act of

1950, which enacted sections 480 to 480b, 483a, 483b, 721 to 721b,

910 to 910b, 1408 to 1408e of this title, amended sections 481 to

483 and 722 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes

under sections 480, 481, and 722 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

Section 103 of act July 18, 1950, cited as a credit to this

section, as applicable to Alaska and Hawaii, was classified to

sections 480b and 721b of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND

ELIMINATION OF SUB-STANDARD HOUSING 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 911 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 911. Legislative authorization to create authorities

-STATUTE-

The Legislature of Puerto Rico may create public corporate

authorities to undertake slum clearance and projects to provide

dwelling accommodations for families of low income.

-SOURCE-

(June 25, 1938, ch. 703, Sec. 1, 52 Stat. 1203.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 916 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 912 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 912. Authority to appoint commissioners; powers of authorities

-STATUTE-

The Legislature of Puerto Rico may provide for the appointment

and terms of the commissioners of such authorities, and for the

powers of such authorities, except that such authorities shall be

given no power of taxation, and may authorize the commissioners of

such authorities to fix the salaries of employees.

-SOURCE-

(June 25, 1938, ch. 703, Sec. 2, 52 Stat. 1203.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 916 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 913 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 913. Authorization of loans, conveyances, etc., by

municipalities

-STATUTE-

The legislature may appropriate funds for and may make and

authorize any municipality of Puerto Rico to make loans, donations,

and conveyances of money or property to such authorities; may make

and authorize any municipality of Puerto Rico to make available its

facilities and services to such authorities and take other action

in aid of slum clearance or low-rent housing; and may, without

regard to any Federal Acts restricting the disposition of public

property or lands in Puerto Rico, provide for the use by or

disposal to such authorities of any public lands or other property

held or controlled by the people of Puerto Rico, its

municipalities, or other subdivisions.

-SOURCE-

(June 25, 1938, ch. 703, Sec. 3, 52 Stat. 1203.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 916 of this title.

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48 USC Sec. 914 01/06/03

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SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

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Sec. 914. Issuance of bonds and obligations

-STATUTE-

The legislature may authorize such authorities to issue bonds or

other obligations with such security as the legislature may provide

and may provide for the disposition of the proceeds of such bonds

and all receipts and revenues of such authorities.

-SOURCE-

(June 25, 1938, ch. 703, Sec. 4, 52 Stat. 1203.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 916 of this title.

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48 USC Sec. 915 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

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Sec. 915. Bonds as public debt

-STATUTE-

Such bonds shall not be a debt of Puerto Rico or any

municipality, and shall not constitute a public indebtedness within

the meaning of section 745 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(June 25, 1938, ch. 703, Sec. 5, 52 Stat. 1203.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 916 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 916 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO

SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND ELIMINATION OF

SUB-STANDARD HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 916. Ratification of previous legislation

-STATUTE-

All legislation heretofore enacted by the Legislature of Puerto

Rico dealing with the subject matter of sections 911 to 916 of this

title and not inconsistent herewith is ratified and confirmed.

-SOURCE-

(June 25, 1938, ch. 703, Sec. 6, 52 Stat. 1203.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Puerto Rican Federal

Relations Act which comprises this chapter.

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