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ORGANIC LAW PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY
PANAMA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
LAW No. 19
(of June 11, 1997)
"WHEREBY THE PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY IS ORGANIZED"

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Title Articles
Preamble
Chapter I Character, Definitions, and General Rules 1 - 11
Chapter II Administrative Organization 12
Section One: Board of Directors 13 - 21
Section Two: The Administrator and Deputy Administrator 22- 27
Section Three: The Inspector General 28 - 32
Chapter III Patrimony, Finances, and Oversight
Section One: Patrimony and Budget 33 - 38
Section Two: Payments to the National Treasury 39
Section Three: Oversight, Exemptions, and Payments 40 - 51
Section Four: Contracting for Work, Acquisition of Goods, and Rendering of Services 52 - 56
Chapter IV Vessels and Navigation 57 - 59
  Section One: Board of Inspectors 60 - 62
  Section Two: Damages Resulting from Navigation 63 - 74
  Section Three: Tolls for use of the Canal and Rates for Services 75 - 80
Chapter V Personnel Administration and Labor Relations 81
  Section One: Personnel Administration 82 - 93
  Section Two: Labor Relations 94 - 117
Chapter VI Canal Maintenance 118 - 119
Chapter VII Environment and Canal Watershed 120 - 121
Chapter VIII Final Provisions 122 - 128
Chapter IX Temporary Provisions 129 - 134
Chapter X Effective Date of the Law 135