An Act to Lift the Prohibition to Export Fibers (Buntal) or Filaments of the Plant Commonly Known as "Buri", Amending Thereby Commonwealth Act Numbered Five Hundred and Eighty-Five

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippine Congress Assembled:

Section 1. The prohibition to export fibers (buntal) or filaments of the plants commonly known as "buri" is lifted and title to Commonwealth Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-five and sections one and two thereof are amended, so as to read as follows:

"An Act to Prohibit the Exportation of Seeds or Seedlings of the Plant Commonly Known as "Buri"."

"Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful and illegal for any person, corporation, firm or association, to export to any foreign country seeds or seedlings of the plant commonly known as "buri" (Corypha elata).1aшphi1

"Sec. 2. Any violation of this Act shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one month nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor more than one thousand pesos, or both, at the discretion of the Court, and the seeds or seedlings of the said plant attempted to be exported shall be confiscated by, and forfeited to, the Government."

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: June 19, 1948.

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