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P u b l i c Law 8 7 - 8 4 5 87th C o n g r e s s, H. R. 10931 October 18, 1962

an act To revise and codify the general and permanent laws relating to and in force in the Canal Zone and to enact the Canal Zone Code, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the eight titles hereinafter set forth constitute the Canal Zone Code, embracing all the permanent laws relating to and applying in the Canal Zone other than the general laws of the United States that relate to or apply in the Canal Zone:

CANAL ZONE CODE TITLE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

GENERAL PROVISIONS. ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATION. JUDICIARY. CIVIL LAWS. CIVIL PROCEDURE GENERALLY. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. DECEDENTS ESTATES AND FIDUCIARY RELATIONS. DOMESTIC RELATIONS.

TITLE 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS CBAPTIB 1. THE CODE 3. PEBBONAL and Civn, RIGHTS 5. RULES OF DEFINITIONS 7. MAXIMS of JUKISPBXTDENCE 9. HOLIDAYS

Sec. 1 81 61 81 111

C H A P T E R 1—THE CODE Sec. 1. Scope and citation of Code. 2. Territorial application of Code. 8. Edition with ancillaries; revisions; supplements.

§ 1. Scope and citation of Code (a) The laws embraced in this Code constitute the "Canal Zone Code". This Code, and the then current supplement, certified by the Governor, establish the permanent laws relating to or in force in the Canal Zone, other than the general and permanent laws of the United States that relate to or apply in the Canal Zone, on the day preceding the commencement of the session following the last session the legislation of which is included; and they are legal evidence of those laws in all the courts of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Canal Zone, the several States, the territories and possessions of the United States, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Kico. (b) This Code may be cited by the abbreviation "C.Z.C.", preceded by the number of the title and followed by the number of the section, chapter, or part, of the title. § 2. Territorial application of Code This Code applies throughout the Canal Zone, and throughout the corridor over which the United States of America exercises jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of article IX of the General Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama, s i ^ e d March 2, 1936, to the extent that its application to that corridor is consistent with the nature of the rights of the United States therein. 1