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1124 July 26, 1939 [H. R . 5781] [Public, No. 232] Mobile Bay. Time extended for bridging, Cedar Point to Dauphin Island, Ala. 44 Stat. 1242. 52 Stat. 682. Amendment. July 26, 1939 [H. R. 6876] [Public, No. 233] District of Colum- bia. Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit. Arrests in District by officers of other States. Court, etc., hearing. Commitment pend- ing extradition if ar- rest deemed lawful. Discharge if deter- mined unlawful. Construction of sec- tion 1. " Fresh pursuit", term defined. PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 374, 375-JULY 26, 1939 [CHAPTER 374] AN ACT [53 STAT. To extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge and causeway across the water between the mainland, at or near Cedar Point and Dauphin Island, Alabama. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge and cause- way between the mainland at or near Cedar Point and Dauphin Island, Alabama, heretofore authorized to be built by Dauphin Island Railway and Harbor Company, its successors and assigns (Alabama Bridge Commission, an agency of the State of Alabama, transferee), as last extended by Public Law Numbered 605, Seventy- fifth Congress, approved June 14, 1938, are hereby further extended one and three years, respectively, from the date of approval of this Act. SEC. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved, July 26, 1939. [CHAPTER 375] AN ACT To make uniform in the District of Columbia the law on fresh pursuit and to authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to cooperate with the States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any member of a duly organized State, county, or municipal peace unit of any State of the United States who enters the District of Columbia in fresh pursuit and continues within the said District in such fresh pursuit of a person in order to arrest him on the ground that he is believed to have committed a felony in such State shall have the same authority to arrest and hold such person in custody as has any member of any duly organized peace unit of the said District to arrest and hold in custody a person on the ground that he is believed to have committed a felony in the said District. SEC. 2 . If an arrest is made in the District of Columbia by an officer of another State in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of this Act, he shall without unnecessary delay take the person arrested before a judge of the police court of the District of Colum- bia, or a United States commissioner for the District of Columbia, who shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of determining the law- fulness of the arrest. If the judge of the police court of the District of Columbia or the United States commissioner before whom the hearing is conducted determines that the arrest was lawful, he shall commit the person arrested to await for a reasonable time the issu- ance of an extradition warrant by the chief justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia. If the judge of the police court or the United States commissioner for the District of Columbia, before whom the hearing is held, determines that the arrest was unlawful he shall discharge the person arrested. SEC. 3 . Section 1 of this Act shall not be construed so as to make unlawful any arrest in this District which would be otherwise lawful. SEC. 4. The term "fresh pursuit" used in this Act shall include fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or one whom the pursuing officer