Act No. 2255

An Act Prohibiting Manufacture, Possession, And Sale Of Dynamite And Other Explosives Without A Special Permit, Providing A Penalty Therefore, And For Other Purposes

Act No. 2255

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

Section 1. The manufacture, possession or sale, without special permit from the Director of Constabulary, or senior inspector of the province, of dynamite or other high explosives, or their components, for any use or purpose except in the execution of bona fide engineering and mining work, and as provided in section one of Act numbered fourteen hundred and ninety-nine, as amended, is hereby prohibited: Provided, however, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to the Army, Navy or Marine Corps of the United States, or to pharmacies, drug stores or laboratories employing such substances for medicinal or experimental purposes.

Section 2. Any person violating the provisions of the preceding section shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred pesos, or by imprisonment for not less than thirty days, nor more than three-months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect on July first, nineteen hundred and thirteen.