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LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2005
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL
(Dr Deb Foskey)
A Bill for
An Act to amend the Legislation Act
The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory enacts as
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Legislation Amendment Act 2005.
This Act commences on the day after its notification day.
Note The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence
on the notification day (see Legislation Act, s 75 (1)).
3 Legislation amended
This Act amends the Legislation Act 2001.
4 New chapter 5A
Chapter 5A Explanatory
38A Meaning of explanatory statement for ch
In this chapter, an explanatory statement, for a bill that is
presented to the Legislative Assembly, is a document that—
(a) explains the policy intent of the bill; and
(b) describes the legal effect of the individual clauses of the bill; and
(c) includes other matters that the member who presents the bill wishes to
(i) for the information of the Assembly; or
(ii) as an aid to interpretation under section 142 (Non-legislative
context—material that may be considered).
38B Explanatory statement to accompany
When a member of the Legislative Assembly presents a bill to the Assembly,
the member must also present an explanatory statement.
38C Explanatory statement to include consultation
The explanatory statement must include a report on the consultation that
has been undertaken.
1 consultation with community groups
2 consultation with individuals who may be affected by the
3 consultation with government agencies or departments
Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may
extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears
(see s 126 and s 132).
5 Dictionary part 2, new definition of explanatory
explanatory statement, for chapter 5A (Explanatory
statements)—see section 38A.
1 Presentation speech
Presentation speech made in the Legislative Assembly on 2005.
Notified under the Legislation Act on 2005.
3 Republications of amended laws
For the latest republication of amended laws, see
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