Amendment 2 to the Law Commission and Library Act

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Amendment 2 to the Law Commission and Library Act
Amendment 1
CitationPAa-2 to A-33
Considered byOpen Parliament
Legislative history
Introduced on3 May 2018
Introduced byRamelia
Law Commission
Voting began21 May 2019
Required majoritySimple majority
Related legislation
Order 3 of the Law Commission
Status: Pending

This Amendment provides for several revisions recommended by the Third Order of the Law Commission.

Section 1. Removal of Law Commission Standing Orders as Library Records

Article 3, Section 1, Clause 9 of the Law Commission and Library Act shall be amended to read as follows:

Clause 9. Orders of the Law Commission; and

Section 2. Addition of Standing Orders of the Court

Two clauses shall be inserted after Article 3, Section 1, Clause 10 of the Law Commission and Library Act, to read as follows:

Clause 11. Standing Orders of the Court of Justice; and
Clause 12. The Privacy Policy of the Library of Parliament; and

Section 3. Judicial Notice Revisions

Article 3, Section 5 of the Law Commission and Library Act shall be amended to read as follows:

Legislation, Executive Orders, Standing Orders of the Court of Justice, and Orders of the Law Commission located within the Library of Parliament shall be deemed legally valid and judicially noted for all purposes. This Section shall be considered a restatement of part of the common law of the Social Liberal Union.

Section 4. Citations

Article 4, Section 3 of the Law Commission and Library Act shall be amended to read as follows:

Any proposed Order of the Commission shall be voted on by all members of the Commission, for at least three days or until at least six members have voted, at the written request of the Chair, the Vice Chair, or any other two members of the Commission. The votes of Members of the Commission, except those regarding the disbarment or suspension of members of the Bar, shall remain secret for one month, however, the Commission may with the approval of all members voting, lift the injunction of secrecy earlier. The Commission may amend or revoke an Order by the same procedure. Additionally, the Commission, by a two-thirds vote of its membership with a quorum voting, may set their own internal supplementary Standing Orders of procedure. Standing Orders and votes on the adoption thereof shall be confidential to the Commission, except as may be ordered by the Commission or the Court of Justice.
Clause 1. Each Order of the Law Commission shall be archived by a citation with the prefix "LC" followed by the sequential number of the Order's passage; each proposed Order shall bear a citation with the prefix "PLC" followed by the sequential number of introduction, counting from the highest-numbered passed Order.
Clause 2. Each Amendment to an Order of the Law Commission shall be archived by a citation with the prefix "LCa" followed by the sequential order of the Order Amendment's passage for the particular Order; each proposed Order shall bear a citation with the prefix "PLCa" followed by the sequential number of introduction for the particular Order, counting from the highest-numbered passed Order Amendment.
Clause 3. Nominations of Member States to appointive seats of the Law Commission shall not be considered Orders of the Law Commission, but shall be subject to the same voting procedures; provided, the votes of members of the Law Commission shall be released immediately.

Section 5. Law Commission Membership Until Successor Qualification

A clause shall be appended to Article 4, Section 2 of the Act, to read as follows:

Clause 4. Each appointive member of the Law Commission shall hold office until a successor qualifies, except as may be provided for by law.

Section 6. Renumbering

Appropriate sections and clauses shall be renumbered for continuity.