Act No. 4110

No. 4110.—An Act to provide relief in the existing national economic emergency by amending sections two and three of Act Numbered Four thousand and fifty-nine, entitled “An Act making appropriations for public works, and for other purposes,” and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, the Legislature hereby declares that a national economic emergency exists due in part to acute unemployment throughout the Islands and that it is imperative for the Government to act and prescribe ways and means to remedy the situation: Now, therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. Section two of Act Numbered Four thousand and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 2. All balances of appropriations made by this Act remaining unexpended on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and thirty-four, shall revert to the unappropriated funds in the Insular Treasury, and thereafter shall not be available for expenditure except upon appropriation by the Legislature.”

SEC. 2. Section three of Act Numbered Four thousand and fifty-nine is hereby amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 3. The sums appropriated in paragraphs (a), (e), (f), (g), (j), (k), (l), (ll), (q), (s), and (u) shall be released and distributed in the discretion of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications: Provided, That no funds shall be expended from the appropriations in the other paragraphs of this Act, which shall not have accrued as income for the current fiscal year from the regular sources of revenue and only with the approval of the Governor-General and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Finance to this effect: Provided, further, That in case there are no sufficient funds accruing as income for the current fiscal year from the regular sources of revenue to cover the appropriations herein made, any deficiency may be met with any surplus in the general fund or any reserve of other funds which may be made available therefor upon recommendation of the Secretary of Finance and approval of the Governor-General.”

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, December 6, 1933.

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