States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018

Arrangement

Article

1                 Interpretation. 3

2                 Procedure for appointments. 3

3                 Procedure for termination of appointments. 4

4                 Enactments amended. 4

5                 Regulations. 4

6                 Citation and commencement 4

ENACTMENTS AMENDED   5

1                 Agriculture (Loans) (Jersey) Regulations 1974 – chairman, vice-chairman and other members of the Agricultural Loans and Guarantees Advisory Board. 5

2                 Competition Regulatory Authority (Jersey) Law 2001 – Chairman of Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority. 5

3                 The Law Society of Jersey Law 2005 – lay members of the disciplinary panel of the Law Society of Jersey. 5

4                 Gambling Commission (Jersey) Law 2010 – Commissioners of the Gambling Commission  6

5                 Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Regulations 1975 – chairman and members of the Public Lotteries Board. 6

6                 Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Jersey) Regulations 2009 – members of the Jersey Bank Depositors Compensation Board. 7

7                 Financial Services Commission (Jersey) Law 1998 – Chairman and other Commissioners of the Jersey Financial Services Commission. 7

8                 Administrative Decisions (Review) (Jersey) Law 1982 – Chairman, Deputy Chairmen and other members of the States of Jersey Complaints Panel 8

9                 Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Jersey) Law 2005 – Commissioners of the Jersey Appointments Commission. 8

10              Food Safety (Jersey) Law 1966 – Official Analyst 8

11              Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law 1999 – Agent of the Impôts. 9

12              Westaway Trust (Jersey) Law 1930 – Conseil du Don Westaway. 9

 


States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018

A LAW to require a Minister, or a committee or panel or other body constituted by the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey, to follow certain procedures when exercising a power conferred by an enactment to make, approve, extend or terminate an appointment to an office; and to amend enactments

Adopted by the States                                             30th January 2018

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council         24th April 2018

Registered by the Royal Court                                        4th May 2018

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Interpretation

(1)     In this Law, “body” means a committee, panel or other body constituted by Standing Orders of the States of Jersey[1].

(2)     In this Law, a reference to terminating an appointment to an office includes a reference to cancelling or revoking the appointment or removing a person from the office, before the expiry of his or her term of office.

2        Procedure for appointments

Where this Article applies to an appointment to an office, an approval of such an appointment or an extension of such an appointment, the Minister or body proposing to make or approve the appointment or, as the case may be, to extend the appointment must, at least 2 weeks before making or approving the appointment or making the extension, present to the States a notice of the Minister’s or body’s intention to make or approve the appointment or make the extension.

3        Procedure for termination of appointments

Where this Article applies to the termination of an appointment to an office, the Minister or body who terminates the appointment must, not more than 2 weeks after doing so, present to the States a notice of the termination.

4        Enactments amended

The Schedule has effect to amend enactments, including in particular by making provision for the application of Articles 2 and 3.

5        Regulations

(1)     The States may by Regulations amend Articles 2 and 3.

(2)     The States may by Regulations amend any enactment for the purposes of the further application of this Law, and in particular to make provision –

(a)     transferring to a Minister or body the power to make an appointment to any office established or continued by the enactment;

(b)     transferring to a Minister or body the power to terminate an appointment to any office established or continued by the enactment;

(c)     applying either or both of Articles 2 and 3 in relation to an office established or continued by the enactment; and

(d)     making any amendments that are ancillary or supplemental to any amendment made under sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

6        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 and shall come into force 7 days after the day on which it is registered.

L.-M. HART

Deputy Greffier of the States

 


SCHEDULE

(Article 4)

ENACTMENTS AMENDED

1        Agriculture (Loans) (Jersey) Regulations 1974 – chairman, vice-chairman and other members of the Agricultural Loans and Guarantees Advisory Board

In Regulation 3 of the Agriculture (Loans) (Jersey) Regulations 1974[2] –

(a)     in paragraph (2) for the words “The States, on the recommendation of the Minister,” there shall be substituted the words “The Minister”;

(b)     after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(2A) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[3] shall apply to the appointment of the chairman, vice-chairman and members of the Board.”.

2        Competition Regulatory Authority (Jersey) Law 2001 – Chairman of Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority

In the Competition Regulatory Authority (Jersey) Law 2001[4] –

(a)     in Article 3 –

(i)      in paragraph (1)(a) for the words “the States, on the recommendation of the Minister,” there shall be substituted the words “the Minister”,

(ii)      for paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs –

“(3)    Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[5] shall apply to the appointment of the Chairman of the Authority.

(3A)   The Minister shall notify the States of the appointments that the Minister has made under paragraph (1)(b).”;

(b)     in Article 4 after paragraph (5) there shall be added the following paragraph –

“(6)    Article 3 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to the termination of the appointment of a member of the Authority, other than the Chairman.”.

3        The Law Society of Jersey Law 2005 – lay members of the disciplinary panel of the Law Society of Jersey

In Article 18 of the Law Society of Jersey Law 2005[6] –

(a)     in paragraph (2) for the words “the States”, in the first place that they appear, there shall be substituted the words “the Chief Minister”;

(b)     after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(3A) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[7] shall apply to the appointment of the lay members of the disciplinary panel.”.

4        Gambling Commission (Jersey) Law 2010 – Commissioners of the Gambling Commission

In Schedule 1 to the Gambling Commission (Jersey) Law 2010[8] –

(a)     for paragraph 2(1) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph –

“(1)    The Minister must appoint the Chairman of the Commission from among the Commissioners.”;

(b)     in paragraph 2(2), for the word “nominate”, in each place that it appears, there shall be substituted the word “appoint”;

(c)     for paragraph 2(3) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph –

“(3)    Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[9] shall apply to the appointment of the Chairman of the Commission.”;

(d)     in paragraph 2(4), for the words “the States” there shall be substituted the words “the Minister”;

(e)     in paragraph 5(2) the words “the States on the recommendation of” shall be deleted;

(f)      for paragraph 5(3) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph –

“(3)    Article 3 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to the termination of the appointment of the Chairman.”;

(g)     in paragraph 5(4) for the words “recommend the termination of” there shall be substituted the word “terminate”.

5        Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Regulations 1975 – chairman and members of the Public Lotteries Board

In Regulation 3 of the Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Regulations 1975[10] –

(a)     in paragraph (2) for the words “The States, on the recommendation of the Minister,” there shall be substituted the words “The Minister”;

(b)     in paragraph (5) for the words “the States” there shall be substituted the words “the Minister”;

(c)     after paragraph (5) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(5A) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[11] shall apply to the appointment of the chairman and members of the Board.”.

6        Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Jersey) Regulations 2009 – members of the Jersey Bank Depositors Compensation Board

In Regulation 10 of the Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Jersey) Regulations 2009[12] –

(a)     in paragraph (2) for the words “the States on the recommendation of the Minister made” there shall be substituted the words “the Minister”;

(b)     after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(2A) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[13] shall apply to the appointment of members of the Board.”.

7        Financial Services Commission (Jersey) Law 1998 – Chairman and other Commissioners of the Jersey Financial Services Commission

In the Financial Services Commission (Jersey) Law 1998[14] –

(a)     for Article 3(2) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs –

“(2)    The Minister shall appoint –

(a)     the Commissioners; and

(b)     a Commissioner to be Chairman of the Commission.

(2A)   Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[15] shall apply to the appointment of the Chairman and other Commissioners.”;

(b)     in Part 2 of Schedule 1 –

(i)      in paragraph 1(2A) for the words “the States” there shall be substituted the words “the Minister”,

(ii)      for paragraph 1(2B) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph –

“(2B) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to an extension of the appointment of a Commissioner.”;

(c)     for paragraph 1(4A) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph –

“(4A) Article 3 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to the termination of the appointment of a Commissioner, and the Minister shall give, to the person whose appointment is terminated, notice in writing of the termination and of the reasons for it.”.

8        Administrative Decisions (Review) (Jersey) Law 1982 – Chairman, Deputy Chairmen and other members of the States of Jersey Complaints Panel

In Article 5 of the Administrative Decisions (Review) (Jersey) Law 1982[16] –

(a)     in paragraph (2) –

(i)      for the words “The States may from time to time by Act –” there shall be substituted the words “The Privileges and Procedures Committee may –”,

(ii)      for the words “the States” there shall be substituted the words “the Committee”;

(b)     after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(2A) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[17] shall apply to the appointment of the Chairman, Deputy Chairmen and other members of the Panel.”.

9        Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Jersey) Law 2005 – Commissioners of the Jersey Appointments Commission

In the Employment of States of Jersey Employees (Jersey) Law 2005[18] –

(a)     in Article 18 –

(i)      in paragraph (1) the words “the States on the recommendation of” shall be deleted,

(ii)      in paragraph (2) for the word “recommend” there shall be substituted the word “appoint”, and

(iii)     after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(3A) Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[19] shall apply to the appointment of a Commissioner.”;

(b)     in Article 19 –

(i)      for paragraph (1) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“(1)    The Chief Minister may terminate the appointment of a Commissioner on such grounds as the Chief Minister thinks fit.”;

(ii)      in paragraph (2) for the words “the States should dismiss” there shall be substituted the words “the Chief Minister should terminate the appointment of”; and

(iii)     after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(3A) Article 3 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to the termination of the appointment of a Commissioner.”.

10      Food Safety (Jersey) Law 1966 – Official Analyst

In Article 2 of the Food Safety (Jersey) Law 1966[20] –

(a)     in paragraph (1) for the words “There shall be appointed” there shall be substituted the words “The Minister for Treasury and Resources shall appoint”;

(b)     for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“(2)    Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[21] shall apply to the appointment of the Official Analyst.”;

(c)     in paragraph (3) –

(i)      the words “shall report the facts to the States which, after deliberating on them in camera,” shall be deleted, and

(ii)      at the end of that paragraph the full stop shall be deleted and there shall be added the words “and Article 3 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to the removal.”.

11      Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law 1999 – Agent of the Impôts

In Article 4 of the Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law 1999[22] –

(a)     for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs –

“(2)    The Minister shall approve the appointment of the Agent of the Impôts.

(2A)   Article 2 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[23] shall apply to the approval of the appointment of the Agent of the Impôts.”;

(b)     in paragraph (3) the words “shall report the facts to the States, and the States, after deliberating on the matter in camera,” shall be omitted; and

(c)     after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(3A) Article 3 of the States of Jersey (Appointment Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018 shall apply to the removal from office of the Agent of the Impôts.”.

12      Westaway Trust (Jersey) Law 1930 – Conseil du Don Westaway

In Article 12 of the Westaway Trust (Jersey) Law 1930[24] –

(a)     for the words “Les Etats, sur la recommandation du Comité d’Instruction Publique, choisiront” there shall be substituted the words “Le Ministre de la Santé et des Affaires sociales choisira”;

(b)     for the words “les Etats, sur la recommandation du Comité d’Instruction Publique, le remplaceront” there shall be substituted the words “le Ministre de la Santé et des Affaires sociales le remplacera”;

(c)     after the words substituted by sub-paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the following words –

“L’Article 2 de la Loi dite ‘States of Jersey (Appointments Procedures) (Jersey) Law 2018[25]’ s’appliquera à la nomination d’un membre de ce Conseil.”;

(d)     the words beginning “Le Secrétaire dudit Comité” and ending “voix consultative.” shall be deleted.

 

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 16.800.15

[2]                                    chapter 01.400.25

[3]                                    L.13/2018

[4]                                    chapter 05.075

[5]                                    L.13/2018

[6]                                    chapter 07.570

[7]                                    L.13/2018

[8]                                    chapter 11.280

[9]                                    L.13/2018

[10]                                   chapter 11.300.30

[11]                                   L.13/2018

[12]                                   chapter 13.075.30

[13]                                   L.13/2018

[14]                                   chapter 13.250

[15]                                   L.13/2018

[16]                                   chapter 16.025

[17]                                   L.13/2018

[18]                                   chapter 16.325

[19]                                   L.13/2018

[20]                                   chapter 20.225

[21]                                   L.13/2018

[22]                                   chapter 24.660

[23]                                   L.13/2018

[24]                                   L.3/1930

[25]                                   L.13/2018


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