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to make and preserve such a record, shall constitute a violation of this Act.

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the police court, juvenile court, and the criminal divisions of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, each, to provide, under reasonable rules and regulations, the qualifications of persons and corporations applying for authority to engage in the bonding business in criminal cases in the District of Columbia, and the terms and conditions upon which such business shall be carried on, and no person or corporation shall, either as principal, or as agent, clerk, or representative of another, engage in the bonding business in any such court until he shall by order of the court be authorized to do so. Such courts, in making such rules and regulations, and in granting authority to persons to engage in the bonding business, shall take into consideration both the financial responsibility and the moral qualities of the person so applying, and no person shall be permitted to engage, either as principal or agent, in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation in criminal cases, who has ever been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude, or who is not known to be a person of good moral character. It shall be the duty of each of said courts to require every person qualifying to engage in the bonding business as principal to file with said court a list showing the name, age, and residence of each person employed by said bondsman as agent, clerk, or representative in the bonding business, and require an affidavit from each of said persons stating that said person will abide by the terms and provisions of this Act. Each of said courts shall require the authority of each of said persons to be renewed from time to time at such periods as the court may by rule provide, and before said authority shall be renewed the court shall require from each of said persons an affidavit that since his previous qualification to engage in the bonding business he has abided by the provisions of this Act, and any person swearing falsely in any of said affidavits shall be guilty of perjury.

Sec. 9. It shall be unlawful for any police officer or other publio official, in advance of any raid by police or other peace officers or public officials or the execution of any search warrant or warrant of arrest, to give or furnish, either directly or indirectly, any information concerning such proposed raid or arrest to any person engaged in any manner in the bonding business, or to any attorney at law: Provided, however, That it shall not be unlawful for any police or other peace officer, in conducting any raid or in executing any search warrant or warrant of arrest, to communicate to any attorney at law or person engaged in the bonding business, any fact necessary to enable such officer to obtain from such attorney at law or person engaged in the bonding business information necessary to enable such officer to carry out said raid or execute such process.

Sec. 10. The judges of the police court of the District of Columbia shall have the authority to appoint some official of the Metropolitan police force of the District of Columbia to act as a clerk of the police court with authority to take bail or collateral from persons charged with offenses triable in the police court in criminal cases in the District of Columbia at all times when the police court is not open

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same authority at said times with reference to taking bonds or collateral as the clerk of the police court now has; shall receive no compensation for said services other than his regular salary; shall be subject to the orders and rules of the police court in discharge of his said duties, and may be removed as such clerk at any tinie by the judges of the police court. The Supreme Court and the Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia each shall have power by order to authorize the official, appointed by the police court, to take bond of persons arrested upon writs and processes from those courts in criminal cases between four o'clock postmeridian and nine o'clock antemeridian and upon Sundays and holidays, and each of such courts shall have power at any time by order to revoke such authority granted by it.

Sec. 11. Any person violating any provision of this Act other than in the commission of perjury shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100, or by imprisonment of not less than ten or more than sixty days in jail, or both, where no other penalty is provided by this Act; and if the person so convicted be a police officer or other public official, he shall upon recommendation of the trial judge also be forth with dismissed from office; if a bondsman, or the agent, clerk, or representative of a bondsman, he shall be disqualified from thereafter engaging in any manner in the bonding business for such a period of time as the trial judge shall order; and, if an attorney at law, shall be subject to suspension or disbarment as attorney at law.

SEO. 12. It shall be the duty of the police court, juvenile court, and of the criminal divisions of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to see that this Act is enforced, and upon the impanel- . ing of each grand jury in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia it shall be the duty of the judge impaneling said jury to give it in charge to the jury to investigate the manner in which this Act is enforced and all violations thereof

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AN ACT To amond section 1025 of the Revised Statutes of the United States Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1025 of the Revised 'Statutes of the United States bé, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“ Seo. 1025. No indictment found and presented by a grand jury in any district or other court of the United States shall be deemed insufficient, nor shall the trial, judgment, or other proceeding thereon be affected by reason of any defect or imperfection in matter of form only, which shall not tend to the prejudice of the defendant, or by reason of the attendance before the grand jury during the taking of testimony of one or more clerks or stenographers employed in a clerical capacity to assist the district attorney or other counsel for the Government who shall, in that connection, be deemed to be persons acting for and on behalf of the United States in an official capacity and function." Approved, May 18, 1933.

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same authority at said times with reference to taking bonds or collateral as the clerk of the police court now has; shall receive no compensation for said services other than his regular salary; shall be subject to the orders and rules of the police court in discharge of his said duties, and may be removed as such clerk at any time by the judges of the police court. The Supreme Court and the Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia each shall have power by order to authorize the official, appointed by the police court, to take bond of persons arrested upon writs and processes from those courts in criminal cases between four o'clock postmeridian and nine o'clock antemeridian and upon Sundays and holidays, and each of such courts shall have power at any time by order to revoke such authority granted by it.

Sec. 11. Any person violating any provision of this Act other than in the commission of perjury shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100, or by imprisonment of not less than ten or more than sixty days in jail, or both, where no other penalty is provided by this Act; and if the person só convicted be a police officer or other public official, he shall upon recommendation of the trial judge also be forth with dismissed from office; if a bondsman, or the agent, clerk, or representative of a bondsman, he shall be disqualified from thereafter engaging in any manner in the bonding business for such a period of time as the trial judge shall order; and, if an attorney at law, shall be subject to suspension or disbarment as attorney at law.

Seo. 12. It shall be the duty of the police court, juvenile court, and of the criminal divisions of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to see that this Act is enforced, and upon the impanel. ing of each grand jury in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia it shall be the duty of the judge impaneling said jury to give it in charge to the jury to investigate the manner in which this Act is enforced and all violations thereof.

(8. 1582)

AN ACT To amond section 1025 of the Revised Statutes of the United States Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1025 of the Revised Statutes of the United States bé, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“Seo. 1025. No indictment found and presented by a grand jury in any district or other court of the United States shall be deemed insufficient, nor shall the trial, judgment, or other proceeding thereon be affected by reason of any defect or imperfection in matter of form only, which shall not tend to the prejudice of the defendant, or by reason of the attendance before the grand jury during the taking of testimony of one or more clerks or stenographers employed in a clerical capacity to assist the district attorney or other counsel for the Government who shall, in that connection, be deemed to be persons acting for and on behalf of the United States in an official capacity and function.” Approved, May 18, 1933.

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