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PROJET DE LOI

ENTITLED

 

The Reform (Guernsey) (Amendment) Law, 2019

 

THE STATES, in pursuance of their Resolution of the 28th day of March, 2019[a], have approved the following provisions which, subject to the Sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, shall have force of law in the Islands of Guernsey, Herm and Jethou.

 

Amendment to the Reform Law.

1.         Immediately after Article 72 of the Reform (Guernsey) Law, 1948, insert the following Article -

 

"Duty to refer certain matters to the States of Deliberation.

72A.      (1)     Where it is proposed that -

 

(a) a provision of a draft Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom should apply directly to Guernsey, or

 

(b) an Order in Council should be made -

 

(i) extending to Guernsey a provision of an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom,

 

(ii) extending to Guernsey a Measure, pursuant to the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931[b] and 1957[c], or

 

(iii) that is otherwise expressed to have effect in, or to be applicable to or otherwise binding upon, Guernsey,

 

the Policy and Resources Committee shall, unless that Committee considers it unnecessary, submit the proposal to the States of Deliberation, in order that the States may signify their views on it.

 

(2) Where, upon transmission of -

 

(a) an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom containing a provision described in paragraph (1)(a), or

 

(b) an Order in Council described in paragraph (1)(b),

 

to the Royal Court for registration, it appears to the Royal Court that the States of Deliberation have not signified their agreement to the substance of the provision or Order in Council -

 

(i) the Royal Court shall refer the provision or Order in Council, as the case may be, to the Policy and Resources Committee, and

 

(ii) the Policy and Resources Committee shall, unless that Committee considers it unnecessary, submit it to the States in accordance with paragraph (1).

 

(3) In this Article "Policy and Resources Committee" has the meaning given in Article 66A(3).".

 

Citation.

2. This Law may be cited as the Reform (Guernsey) (Amendment) Law, 2019.

 

 


 

[a] Article I of Billet d'√Čtat No. VI of 2019.

 

 

[b]          21 and 22 Geo.V. No. 4 and 5.

 

[c]           5 and 6 Eliz. 2, No. 1.