Act No. 785

An Act To Amend Act Numbered One Hundred And Thirty-Three, Entitled “An Act To Amend The Provincial Government Act, Numbered Eighty-Three,” By Providing That A Civilian Employee In The Permanent Employment Of The War Or Navy Department Of The United States, Who Was Not A Resident Of The Islands Before His Employment In Such Service, But Was Brought Here For The Purpose Of Such Employment, Shall Be Exempt From The Payment Of A Cedula Tax

Act No. 785

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

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-three, entitled “An Act to amend the Provincial Government Act, Numbered Eighty-three,” shall be amended by adding to subsection twenty-six thereunder, after the word “navy” in the eighth line of said subsection, the following: “or a civilian employee in the permanent employment of the War of Navy Department of the United States, who was not a resident of the Islands before his employment in such service, but was brought here for the purpose of such employment.” so that the said subsection shall read as follows:

Sec. 26. There shall be collected in each province, by the provincial treasurer, an annual tax on one peso or one dollar, Mexican, to be called the cedula or registration tax, from every male person of eighteen years of age and not more than fifty-five years of age residing in such province, whether a native of the Philippine Islands, a citizen of the United States, or a foreigner, except a soldier, sailor, or officer of the United States Army or Navy, or a civilian employee in the permanent employment of the War or Navy Department of the United States, who was not a resident of the Islands before his employment in such service, but was brought here for the purpose of such employment, a member of a non-Christian tribe, or a foreign consular officer exempted by treaty or international law.”

Section 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of “An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.