- Granting Franking Privileges to the Commission of the Census
- Commonwealth Act No. 265
May 20, 1938
COMMONWEALTH ACT NO. 265
AN ACT TO GRANT COMPLETE POSTAL AND TELEGRAPH FRANKING PRIVILEGES TO THE COMMISSION OF THE CENSUS
SECTION 1. All mail matter of whatever class relative to the Commission of the Census and addressed to or from the Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner of the Census, or any census officer, supervisor or enumerator or employee of the Commission of the Census, and indorsed "Official Business, Commission of the Census," shall be transported free of postage; and all telegrams relative to the Commission of the Census sent to or received from the officials aforesaid over all telephone and telegraph lines or other means of communication under public control in the Islands, shall be transmitted and delivered free of charge: Provided, That any person making use for private purposes of the postal or telegraph franking privileges to avoid the payment of postage or telegraph charges on messages, letters, packages, or other matter sent by mail or telegraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of three hundred pesos.
The Commissioner of the Census is authorized to employ, in his discretion, messengers or couriers, at a compensation to be fixed by him for the purpose or expeditiously conveying official census mail of any class to any locality.
SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: May 20, 1938.