Departments of the Judiciary and the Legislature (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Law 2007

A LAW to further amend the Departments of the Judiciary and the Legislature (Jersey) Law 1965.

Adopted by the States                                           13th February 2007

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council    10th October 2007

Registered by the Royal Court                                26th October 2007

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

1        Article 7 amended

In Article 7 of the Departments of the Judiciary and the Legislature (Jersey) Law 1965[1], in paragraph (1), for the words “and the officers designated under Article 6” there shall be substituted the words “, the officers designated under Article 6 and the persons who are authorized and approved under Article 9(5A)”.

2        Article 9 amended

In Article 9 of the Departments of the Judiciary and the Legislature (Jersey) Law 1965 

(a)     in paragraph (5), for all the words from and including “Viscount:” to and including the word “inquest.” there shall be substituted the word “Viscount.”; and

(b)     after paragraph (5), there shall be inserted the following paragraphs –

“(5A) Notwithstanding anything in any enactment, the Viscount may authorize the Deputy Viscount, and any other person (whether or not the person is an officer of the Viscount’s Department) who is approved by the Bailiff, to discharge the Viscount’s function of conducting a particular inquest or inquests generally.

(5B)   A person authorized by the Viscount and approved by the Bailiff under paragraph (5A) shall be known as ‘Viscount Substitute’.”.

3        Citation and commencement

(1)     This Law may be cited as the Departments of the Judiciary and the Legislature (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Law 2007.

(2)     This Law shall come into force on the seventh day after it is registered.

m.n. de la haye

Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 16.300


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