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PROJET DE LOI

ENTITLED

 

The Reform (Sark) (Amendment) Law, 2010

 

THE CHIEF PLEAS OF SARK, in pursuance of their Resolution of the 20th January, 2010, have approved the following provisions which, subject to the Sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, shall have force of law in the Island of Sark.

 

Amendments to 2008 Law.

1.      The Reform (Sark) Law, 2008, as amended[a], is further amended as follows -

 

(a)      in section 22(5), immediately after the words "in and in connection with the Chief Pleas" insert "(including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, his powers of appointment under this Law)",

 

(b)      in section 28(4)(c), for "12" substitute "24", and

 

(c)      section 28(5) is repealed.

 

Amendment to 2008 Ordinance.

2.      Section 13 of the Reform (Elections of Conseillers) (General Provisions) (Sark) Ordinance, 2008[b] is amended as follows -

 

(a)      in subsection (1), after the words "a recount", insert "of the votes cast for any such successful candidate, and of those cast for any such unsuccessful candidate,",

 

(b)      after subsection (1), insert the following additional subsection -

 

"      (1A)      Any candidate may apply to the returning officer, within 24 hours of the publication of the result of the count, for a recount of all the votes cast in the election and, in the event that the returning officer declines such a request, such candidate may, within 24 hours of the notification of the returning officer's decision, make further application in that regard to the Court of the Seneschal, which may grant or dismiss his application; and the decision of the Court shall be final.",

 

(c)      in subsection (3), for "on completion of the recount", substitute "on completion of a recount" and

 

(d)      in subsection (4), for "the recount", substitute "the final recount permitted by this section".      

 

 

Interpretation.

3.      (1)      The Interpretation (Guernsey) Law, 1948[c] applies to the interpretation of this Law.

 

(2)      Any reference in this Law to an enactment is a reference thereto as from time to time amended, re-enacted (with or without modification), extended or applied.

 

Citation.

4.      This Law may be cited as the Reform (Sark) (Amendment) Law, 2010.

 

Commencement.

5.      This Law shall come into force on the day that it is registered on the Records of the Island of Sark.

 


[a]

Order in Council No. V of 2008; Nos. VI and XXVII of 2008.

[b]

Ordinance No. 168.

[c]

Ordres en Conseil Vol. XIII, p. 355.