Law Revision (Miscellaneous) (Amendments) (No 3) Act 2000

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No. 20 of 2000. The Law Revision (Miscellaneous) 1 ANTIGUA
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[ L.S. ]
I Assent,

James B. Carlisle,
Governor-General.

28th December, 2000.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

No. 20 of 2000

AN ACT to amend the provisions of certain Acts of Parliament.

[ 28th December, 2000 ]

ENACTED by the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda as
follows: -

1. This Act may be cited as the Law Revision (Miscella- short title.
neous) (Amendments) (No. 3) Act, 2000.

2. The Inland Revenue Administration Act is amended in Inland Revenue
section 13A by the insertion after subsection (3) of the fol- Administration

Act, Cap. 217. lowing -

"(4) The provisions of this section shall not apply to
any money held by a financial institution for or on ac-
count of any person by whom tax is payable."

3. The Land Development and Control Act is amended as Amendment of the
follows - Land Development

and Control Act,
Cap. 235.

(a) in section 8(3) by the repeal of the words "to a fine
not exceeding five hundred dollars" and the substi-
tution of the following -

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"(a) in the case of an individual to a fine not ex-
ceeding five thousand dollars; and

(b) in the case of a body corporate to a fine not
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars."

(b) in section 26 by the deletion of the words "of a fme
of two thousand dollars" and the substitution of the
words "not exceeding five thousai~d dollars".

(c) In the Schedule by the repeal of paragraph 4 and the
renumbering of paragraphs 5 and 6 as paragraphs 4
and 5.

Amendment ofthe 4. The Midwifery Act is amended in section 10 as fol-
Midwifery Act, lows -
Cap. 281.

(a) in subsection (1) by the repeal of the words "fifty
cents" and the substitution therefor of the words
"fifty dollars";

(b) by the repeal of subsection (2) and the substitution
of the following -

"(2) There shall be paid to the Secretary of
the Board in respect of the retention for a pe-
riod of two years of the name of any person
on the register a fee of thlrty dollars."

(c) in subsection (4) by the repeal of the words "one
dollar" and the substitution therefor of the words
"forty dollars".

Amendment of the 5. The Social Security Act is amended by the repeal of sec-
Soci21 Security tion 14 (1) and the substitution of the following -
Act, Cap. 408.

(1) Moneys in the Fund may lawfully be expended by
the Board for -

(a) the purchase of land or buildings necessary
for the proper administration of the Act or for
a public purpose;

(b) the development of housing estates and sale
of such estates;

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(c) the financing or guaranteeing the financing of
public projects approved by the Board on
terms and conditions as the Board may deter-
mine.

6. The Tenders Board Act Cap. 424 A is amended in section Amendment of the
5 as follows - Tenders Board

Act, Cap. 424 A

(a) by the repeal of subsection (1) and the substitution
of the following -

"(1) The Board shall conipose of seven
members consisting of -

(a) a legal officer in the Attorney
General's Department nominated
by the Attorney General;

(b) the Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry responsible for Finance;

(c) the Director of Public Works;

(d) two public officers appointed by
the Minister to represent statutory
bodies;

(e) two other persons with requisite
qualification and experience in
accountancy or business manage-
ment to be appointed by the Min-
ister."

(b) in subsection (2) by the deletion ofthe words "Crown
Solicitor" and the substitution of the following -

"the legal officer appointed under subsection (a)".

7. The Money Laundering (Prevention) Act is amended in Amendment of the
section 26 by renumbering the section as section 26(1) and by Money Laundering
inserting thereafter the following - (Prevention) Act,

No. 9 of 1996.

"(2)The Supervisory Authority may share any infor-
mation relating to suspicious transactions reported to it in
a suspir~cus activity report submitted by a financial insti-
tution, with any governmental agency or regulatory au-

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thority in or outside Antigua and Barbuda for the purpose
of assisting such agency or authority in conducting crimi-
nal investigations or prosecutions."

Amendment of the 8. The Antigua and Barbuda Hospitals Board Act is amended
Antigua and in section 4(l)(b) by the insertion of a full stop after the word
Barbuda Hospitals
Board Act 1999, "staff' and the deletion of the words "as ex-oficio non-voting
No. 1 of 1999.

Amendment of the 9. The Property Tax Act is amended as follows -
Property Tax Act,
No. 15 of 2000.

(a) in section l(2) by the repeal of the words "1 st day
of August, 2000" and the substitution therefor of
the words " 1 st day of January, 200 1 ";

(b) by the insertion after section 6 1 of the following-

"Rates declaration 62 (1) The rate of tax declared by the Min-
and ister in the Rates Declaration Order, 1998 S.I.

38 of 1998 shall be deemed to have beenpub-
lished and declared by the Minister as the rate
of tax leviable and payable for the year 2000.

(2) The rates levied for the year 2000 in
pursuance of the rates published in the Rates
Declaration Order 1998, S.I. 38 of 1998 are
deemed to be lawfully levied.

(3) Any rate levied and collected in pursu-
ance of this Act for the year 2000 shall be
deemed to be levied and collected for the year
200 1 ."

(4) Any tax demand notice served in ac-
cordance with section 34 of the Property Tax
Act, Cap. 348 on any owner for the demand
of tax for the year 2000 is deemed to have
been lawfully served.

(5) A demand note issued on behalf of the
Commissioner and served on any owner un-
der section 27 of the Property Tax Act 2000,
No. 15 of 2000 shall be deemed to have been
issued at the beginning of the year 2001 for
tax due and payable for that year."

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Passed the House of Representatives Passed the Senate this 27th day
this 2 1 st day of December, 2000. of December, 2000.

B. Harris,
Speaker.

M. Percival,
President.

S. Walker, S. Walker,
Clerk to the House of Representatives. Clerk to the Senate.

Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigua and Barbuda,
by Donovan Southwell, Government Printer

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