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PUBLIC LAW 7 1 - J U N E 18, 1953

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SEC. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved June 18, 1953. Public Law 71 Jvine 18, 1953

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[H. R. 4486]— IJIQ amend the law of the District of Columbia relating to forcible entry and detainer. D. C. C o d e, amendment. 31 Stat. 1193.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 20 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. 1189, 1192), as amended (41 Stat. 555; D. C. Code, 1940, title 11, sec. 11-735), be, and the same hereby is, amended by striking out section 20, as amended, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: " SEC. 20. UNLAWFUL DETAINER.—Whenever any person shall detain possession of real property without right, or after his right to possession shall have ceased, it shall be lawful for the municipal court, on complaint under oath verified by the person aggrieved by such detention or by his agent or attorney having knowledge of the facts, to issue a summons to the party complained of to appear and show cause why judgment should not be given against him for the restitution of possession." Approved June 18, 1953. P u b l i c Law 72

June 18, 1953 [H. R. 4487]

D. C, d e c edent's b u s i n e s s.

C H A P T E R 131

AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901, as further amended by an Act of April 19, 1920 (title 20, ch. 1, sec. 116, D. C. Code, 1951), relating to continuing decedent's business.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of April 19, 1920 (41 Stat. 556, ch. 153, sec. 123a), amending the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901 (title 20, ch. 1, sec. 116, D. C. Code, 1951), is amended by striking out the first sentence thereof, and in lieu thereof inserting the following: "The probate court may, in its discretion, authorize any fiduciary accountable to it to continue any business of the decedent for a period of twelve months after decedent's death: Provided, That, upon good cause shown, the probate court may, in its discretion, extend the said period." Approved June 18, 1953.