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686 September 3, 1949 [H. R . 4688] [Public Law 284] Hawaii. Time extension for issuance of revenue bonds. 31 Stat. 141 . 48U.S.C.§493 note. Retroactive date. September 7, 1949 [S. 936] [Public Law 285] Title 18, U. S . Code, amendments. 62 Stat. 855. 18 U. S. C., Supp. II, §§ 42414243. PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 533, 535-SEPT. 3 , 7, 1949 [CHAPTER 533] AN ACT [63 STAT. To ratify and confirm Act 4 of the Session Laws of Hawaii, 1949, extending the time within which revenue bonds may be issued and delivered under chapter 118, Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1945. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Act 4 of the Session Laws of Hawaii, 1949, amending section 6095 of chapter 118, Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1945, as amended, so as to extend the time within which revenue bonds may be issued and delivered under said chapter 118, is hereby ratified and confirmed and revenue bonds may be issued under and pursuant to the provisions of said chapter 118, Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1945, as amended, and as further amended by said Act 4, without the approval of the President of the United States and without the incurring of an indebtedness within the mean- ing of the Hawaiian Organic Act, and said chapter 118, as amended, shall constitute full authority for the issuance of said bonds without reference to and independent of the Hawaiian Organic Act. SEC. 2. This Act shall be made retroactive to June 30, 1949. Approved September 3, 1949. [CHAPTER 535] AN ACT To provide for the care and custody of insane persons charged with or convicted of offenses against the United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,That title 18, United States Code, chapter 313, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sections: "§ 4244. Mental incompetency after arrest and before trial. "Whenever after arrest and prior to the imposition of sentence or prior to the expiration of any period of probation the United States Attorney has reasonable cause to believe that a person charged with an offense against the United States may be presently insane or other- wise so mentally incompetent as to be unable to understand the pro- ceedings against him or properly to assist in his own defense, he shall file a motion for a judicial determination of such mental competency of the accused, setting forth the ground for such belief with the trial court in which proceedings are pending. Upon such a motion or upon a similar motion in behalf of the accused, or upon its own motion, the court shall cause the accused, whether or not previously admitted to bail, to be examined as to his mental condition by at least one qualified psychiatrist, who shall report to the court. For the purpose of the examination the court may order the accused committed for such reasonable period as the court may determine to a suitable hospital or other facility to be designated by the court. If the report of the psychiatrist indicates a state of present insanity or such mental in- competency in the accused, the court shall hold a hearing, upon due notice, at which evidence as to the mental condition of the accused may be submitted, including that of the reporting psychiatrist, and make a finding with respect thereto. No statement made by the accused in the course of any examination into his sanity or mental compe- tency provided for by this section, whether the examination shall be with or without the consent of the accused, shall be admitted in evi- dence against the accused on the issue of guilt in any criminal pro-