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Laws of Puerto Rico

through the cancellation of internal-revenue stamps, a fee of five (5) dollars when he employs not more than seven (7) homeworkers; seven (7) dollars when he employs from eight (8) to fifteen (15) homeworkers; and ten (10) dollars when he employs sixteen (16) or more homeworkers."

Section 2.—All laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 3.—This Act, being of an urgent character, shall take effect immediately after its approval.

Approved, May 12, 1943.

[No. 131]

[Approved, May 13, 1943]

An act

To determine the right of all persons to enjoy the facilities offered by public places and businesses in Puerto Rico; to provide for the cancellation of lease contracts, entered into with, and of grants, permits, and franchises issued to violators of this act by the insular and municipal governments and agencies thereof; to fix penalties for the violation hereof, and for other purposes.

Statement of Motives

The maintenance of the democratic principle established by the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America which states “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal”, demands that the Legislature of Puerto Rico shall promulgate a statue expressly determining certain fundamental civil rights concerning the enjoyment by all persons in general of the facilities offered by public places and businesses in Puerto Rico, which will protect and secure equality of rights for all persons in Puerto Rico, and the maximum enjoyment of the benefits to be derived by the citizens or residents of Puerto Rico, from their condition as such, irrespective of differences of race and political or religious creed, in order thereby to promote and foster:

  1. The development and firm rooting in the people of Puerto Rico of the basic principles of a functional democracy;
  2. The destruction of Nazi-Fascist practices of racial hatreds and outrages directed against minority groups; and