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Amendment (No. 42) of the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey

Made                                                                                           10th September 2019

Coming into force                                                                   11th September 2019

THE STATES make the following Amendment to the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey[1] under Article 48 of the States of Jersey Law 2005[2] –

1        Standing order 25 (day a proposition is lodged) amended

For standing order 25(1) to (4) in the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey[3] there is substituted –

“(1)    If a draft proposition is approved, the Greffier shall ask the proposer –

(a)     when he or she wishes to lodge it; and

(b)     whether he or she wishes it to be distributed to members of the States before lodging.

(2)     If the proposer informs the Greffier that he or she wishes to lodge the proposition as soon as possible, the Greffier shall distribute it to the members of the States as soon as possible and the proposition is lodged on the day it is distributed to the members of the States.

(3)     If the proposer informs the Greffier that he or she wishes to lodge the proposition on a specified date, the proposer shall inform the Greffier of the specified lodging date and, in the case where the proposer wishes the Greffier to distribute the proposition before it is lodged, he or she shall inform the Greffier of the specified distribution date.

(4)     If the proposer has informed the Greffier of a specified distribution date –

(a)     the Greffier shall distribute the proposition to the members of the States on the specified distribution date or, if it is not reasonably practicable for the Greffier to distribute the proposition to the members of the States on that specified distribution date, whether because that date is not a working day or because that date does not give the Greffier sufficient time to distribute it, the Greffier shall distribute it as soon as possible after that specified distribution date;

(b)     the proposition is lodged on the specified lodging date or, if for any reason the proposition is distributed after the specified lodging date, it is lodged on the actual date on which it is distributed.

(5)     If the proposer has not informed the Greffier of a specified distribution date or has informed the Greffier of a specified distribution date that is the same as the proposed lodging date –

(a)     the Greffier shall distribute the proposition to the members of the States on the specified lodging date or if it is not reasonably practicable for the Greffier to distribute the proposition to the members of the States on that specified lodging date, whether because that date is not a working day, or because that date does not give the Greffier sufficient time to distribute it, the Greffier shall distribute it as soon as possible after that specified lodging date; and

(b)     the proposition is lodged on the date it is distributed to the members of the States.

(6)     The Greffier shall assign a reference number to every lodged proposition.

(7)     The Greffier is not required to distribute a proposition on a day which is not a working day.”.

2        Standing order 37 (how document is presented to or laid before the States) amended

For standing order 37(2) to (5) in the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey[4] there is substituted –

“(2)    If a person wishing to lay or present a document informs the Greffier that he or she wishes to lay or present it as soon as possible, the Greffier shall distribute it to the members of the States as soon as possible and the document is laid or presented on the day it is distributed to the members of the States.

(3)     If a person wishing to lay or present a document wishes the Greffier to lay or present the document on a specified date, the person shall inform the Greffier of the specified laying or presentation date, as the case may be, and, in the case where the person wishes the Greffier to distribute the document before it is laid or presented, he or she shall inform the Greffier of the specified distribution date.

(4)     If the person wishing to lay or present a document has informed the Greffier of a specified distribution date –

(a)     the Greffier shall distribute the document to the members of the States on the specified distribution date or, if it is not reasonably practicable for the Greffier to distribute the document to the members on that specified distribution date, whether because that date is not a working day or because that date does not give the Greffier sufficient time to distribute it, the Greffier shall distribute it as soon as possible after that specified distribution date;

(b)     the document is laid or presented, as the case may be, on the specified laying or presentation date or, if for any reason the document is distributed after the specified laying or presentation date, it is laid or presented, as the case may be, on the actual date on which it is distributed.

(5)     If the person wishing to lay or present a document has not informed the Greffier of a specified distribution date or has informed the Greffier of a specified distribution date that is the same as the proposed laying or presentation date –

(a)     the Greffier shall distribute the proposition to the members of the States on the specified laying or presentation date, as the case may be, or if it is not reasonably practicable for the Greffier to distribute the proposition to the members of the States on that specified laying or presentation date, whether because that date is not a working day, or because that date does not give the Greffier sufficient time to distribute it, the Greffier shall distribute it as soon as possible after that specified laying or presentation date; and

(b)     the document is laid or presented on the date it is distributed to the members of the States.

(5A)   The Greffier shall assign a reference number to every document that is presented or laid.”.

3        Citation and commencement

This Amendment may be cited as Amendment (No. 42) of the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey and comes into force on the day after the day it is made.

dr. m. egan

Greffier of the States

 




[1]                                     chapter 16.800.15

[2]                                     chapter 16.800

[3]                                     chapter 16.800.15

[4]                                     chapter 16.800.15


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