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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 388 -JULY 30, 1947 Columbia, correcting errors and incorporating the then current supple- ment. In the case of each code new editions shall not be published oftener than once in each five years. Copies of each such edition shall be distributed in the same manner as provided in the case of supple- ments to the code of which it is a new edition. Supplements published after any new edition shall not contain the legislation of supplements published before such new edition. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CODE; PREPARATION AND PUBLICATION; CUMULATIVE SUPPLE NTS § 203. The Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Repre- sentatives is authorized to print bills to codify, revise, and reenact the general and permanent laws relating to the District of Columbia and cumulative supplements thereto, similar in style, respectively, to the Code of Laws of the United States, and supplements thereto, and to so continue until final enactment thereof in both Houses of the Con- gress of the United States. CODES AND SUPPLEMENTS AS EVIDENCE OF THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; CITATION OF CODES AND SUPPLEMENTS § 204. In all courts, tribunals, and public offices of the United States, at home or abroad, of the District of Columbia, and of each State, Territory, or insular possession of the United States- (a) United States Code.- T he matter set forth in the edition of the Code of Laws of the United States current at any time shall, together with the then current supplement, if any, establish prima facie the laws of the United States, general and permanent in their nature, in force on the day preceding the commencement of the ses- sion following the last session the legislation of which is included: Provided,however, That whenever titles of such Code shall have been enacted into positive law the text thereof shall be legal evidence of the laws therein contained, in all the courts of the United States, the several States, and the Territories and insular possessions of the United States. (b) District of Columbia Code.- The matter set forth in the edition of the Code of the District of Columbia current at any time shall, together with the then current supplement, if any, establish prima facie the laws, general and permanent in their nature, relating to or in force in the District of Columbia on the day preceding the commence- ment of the session following the last session the legislation of which is included, except such laws as are of application m the District of Columbia by reason of being laws of the United States general and permanent in their nature. (c) District of Columbia Code; citation.-T he Code of the District of Columbia may be cited as "D. C . Code". (d) Supplements to Codes; citation. -Supplements to the Code of Laws of the United States and to the Code of the District of Columbia may be cited, respectively, as "U. S . C., Sup. ", and "D. C. Code, Sup. ", the blank in each case being filled with Roman figures denoting the number of the supplement. (e) New edition of Codes; citation. -New editions of each of such codes may be cited, respectively, as U. S . C., ed.", and "D. C. Code, ed.", the blank in eac case being filled with figures denot- ing the last year the legislation of which is included in whole or in part. [61 STAT.