Section is comprised of section
(less first sentence) of act May 1, 1900. The first sentence of such section
was superseded by section 39 of act Mar. 2, 1917. Prior to repeal of such section
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.
“Puerto Rico” substituted in text for “Porto Rico” pursuant to act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section
of this title.
Section 5(2) of act July 3, 1950, repealed section 39 of act Mar. 2, 1917, cited as a credit to this section, eff.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.
Repeal of section 39 of act Mar. 2, 1917, effective July 25, 1952, see note set out under section
of this title.