Title 48 -- Territories and Insular Possessions


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    48 USC CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO                               01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
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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 Repealed.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 Repealed or Omitted.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 Repealed.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 Repealed.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 Repealed.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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    48 USC Sec. 731                                              01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
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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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    48 USC Sec. 731a                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 731b                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 731c                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 731d                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 731e                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 732                                              01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
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    SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 733                                              01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
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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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                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Persons born in Puerto Rico declared citizens of United States,
    see section 1402 of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 733a                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 733a-1                                           01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 733b                                             01/05/99
 
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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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    48 USC Sec. 734                                              01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
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    SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
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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.
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Articles, goods, wares, or merchandise going into Puerto Rico
    from United States, exempt from payment of any tax imposed by
    internal revenue laws of United States, see section 7653 of Title
    26, Internal Revenue Code.
      Deposit of internal revenue collections, see section 7652 of
    Title 26.
      Income tax on residents of Puerto Rico, see section 933 of Title
    26.
      Internal revenue tax on articles of merchandise of Puerto Rican
    manufacture coming into the United States and withdrawn for
    consumption or sale, see section 7652 of Title 26.
      Interstate Commerce Act as amended and the Safety Appliance Acts
    as amended as inapplicable to Puerto Rico, see section 751 of this
    title.
      References to possessions in Internal Revenue Code as referring
    to Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, see section 7701 of Title 26,
    Internal Revenue Code.
      Taxes collected, as trust funds, see section 1321 of Title 31,
    Money and Finance.
 
-SECREF-
                   SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS
      This section is referred to in title 22 sections 1356, 1373.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 734a                                             01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Industrial alcohol plants, application of internal revenue laws
    to Puerto Rico, see section 5314 of Title 26, Internal Revenue
    Code.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 735                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 736                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 737                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 738                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Puerto Rico empowered to impose tariff duties on coffee imported
    into Puerto Rico from foreign countries through United States, see
    sections 1319 and 1319a of Title 19, Customs Duties.
      Taxation of shipments to and from the United States, see sections
    7652 and 7653 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 739                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 740                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC5-
             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.
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      All taxes collected on articles produced in Puerto Rico and
    transported to the United States to be covered into the treasury of
    Puerto Rico, see section 7652 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 741                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 741a                                             01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 AMENDMENTS
      1937 - Act Aug. 26, 1937, reenacted section without substantive
    change.
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      All articles of merchandise of United States manufacture coming
    into Puerto Rico to be entered at port of entry upon payment of tax
    equal in rate and amount to the internal revenue tax imposed in
    Puerto Rico upon like articles of Puerto Rican manufacture, see
    section 7653 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 742                                              01/05/99
 
-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.)
 
-COD-
                                CODIFICATION
      Section is also set out in D.C. Code, Sec. 45-606.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 743                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 744                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 745                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 745a                                             01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 745b                                             01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 746                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-MISC4-
                                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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 747                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 748                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 749                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 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.
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Protection of navigable waters and of harbor and river
    improvements generally, see section 401 et seq. of Title 33,
    Navigation and Navigable Waters.
 
-SECREF-
                   SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS
      This section is referred to in title 16 section 1453; title 43
    section 2102.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 750                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 751                                              01/05/99
 
-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, Sec. 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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 752                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC4-
                                  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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 753, 754                                         01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 755                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT
                  OFFICIALS                                      01/05/99
 
-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
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 771 to 793                                       01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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, Sec. 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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 793a                                             01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 793b                                             01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 794                                              01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 795                                              01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 796 to 799                                       01/05/99
 
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    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER II - THE EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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,
    Sec. 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.
 
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    48 USC SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE                      01/05/99
 
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    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE
    .
 
-HEAD-
    SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE
 
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    48 USC Sec. 811 to 820                                       01/05/99
 
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    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 821                                              01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 822, 823                                         01/05/99
 
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    SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 823a                                             01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 824 to 844                                       01/05/99
 
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    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER III - THE LEGISLATURE
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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, Sec. 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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 845                                              01/05/99
 
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    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, Sec. 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.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
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    48 USC SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY                         01/05/99
 
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    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY
    .
 
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    SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY
 
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    48 USC Sec. 861                                              01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 862                                              01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 863                                              01/05/99
 
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    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.
 
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    48 USC Sec. 864                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.''
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-MISC4-
                      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.
 
-CROSS-
                      FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
      Application of rules, see rule 1, Title 28, Appendix, Judiciary
    and Judicial Procedure.
                    FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
      Application of rules, see note by Advisory Committee under rule
    54, Title 18, Appendix, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Removal of cases from State courts, see section 1441 et seq. of
    Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
      Review generally, see section 2101 et seq. of Title 28.
      Supreme Court, jurisdiction and venue generally, see section 1251
    et seq. of Title 28.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 865                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 866                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 867                                              01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 868                                              01/05/99
 
-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''.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 869                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 870                                              01/05/99
 
-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, Sec. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 871                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 872                                              01/05/99
 
-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''.
 
-MISC3-
                                 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.
 
-CROSS-
                      FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
      Abolishment of writ of mandamus, see rule 81, Title 28, Appendix,
    Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
      Power of Supreme Court to prescribe rules of procedure and
    evidence for district courts, see section 2072 of Title 28,
    Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Habeas corpus, see section 2241 et seq. of Title 28, Judiciary
    and Judicial Procedure.
      Suspension of privilege of writ of habeas corpus by Legislative
    Assembly, see Art. II, Sec. 13, of Commonwealth Constitution, set
    out under section 731d of this title.
      Writs, issuance of, see section 1651 of Title 28, Judiciary and
    Judicial Procedure.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 873                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 873a                                             01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 874                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CROSS-
                      FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
      Power of Supreme Court to prescribe rules of procedure and
    evidence for district courts, see section 2072 of Title 28,
    Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 875, 876                                         01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER IV - THE JUDICIARY
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER                  01/05/99
 
-EXPCITE-
    TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - PUERTO RICO
    SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER
    .
 
-HEAD-
    SUBCHAPTER V - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 891                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                              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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 892                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                              PRIOR PROVISIONS
      Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act
    Apr. 12, 1900, ch. 191, Sec. 39, 31 Stat. 86.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 893                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 894                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC SUBCHAPTER VI - SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN
                  REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS                         01/05/99
 
-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
 
-CROSS-
                              CROSS REFERENCES
      Low rent housing projects and elimination of substandard housing,
    see section 911 et seq. of this title.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 910                                              01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 910a                                             01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-MISC3-
                                 AMENDMENTS
      1955 - Act Aug. 11, 1955, included urban renewal projects.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 910b                                             01/05/99
 
-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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC SUBCHAPTER VII - LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS AND
                  ELIMINATION OF SUB-STANDARD HOUSING            01/05/99
 
-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
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 911                                              01/05/99
 
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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. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 912                                              01/05/99
 
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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. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 913                                              01/05/99
 
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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. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 914                                              01/05/99
 
-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. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 915                                              01/05/99
 
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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. 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.
 
-CITE-
    48 USC Sec. 916                                              01/05/99
 
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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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