Treasury Bills Act - Subsidiary

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Published: 2000

CAP. 083, TREASURY BILLS ACT- SUBSIDIARY LAW BELIZE

TREASURY BILLS ACT CHAPTER 83

REVISED EDITION 2003 SHOWING THE SUBSIDIARY LAWS AS AT 31ST OCTOBER, 2003

This is a revised edition of the Subsidiary Laws, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000.

ARRANGEMENT OF SUBSIDIARY LAWS

BELIZE

TREASURY BILLS ACT CHAPTER 83

REVISED EDITION 2003 SHOWING THE SUBSIDIARY LAWS AS AT 31ST OCTOBER, 2003

This is a revised edition of the Subsidiary Laws, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000.

This edition contains a consolidation of the following laws- Page

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CHAPTER 83

TREASURY BILLS RULES

ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

1. Short title.

2. Contents of Authority to issue Bills.

3. Mode of issue of Treasury Bills.

4. Form of Treasury Bills.

5. Forms of applications and tenders.

6. Allotment of Treasury Bills.

7. Payment of Treasury Bills.

8. Cancellation of paid Treasury Bills.

9. Damaged or defaced Treasury Bills.

10. Lost or destroyed Treasury Bills.

SCHEDULE

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CHAPTER 83

TREASURY BILLS RULES (Section 9)

[23rd September, 1972]

1. These rules may be cited as the

TREASURY BILLS RULES.

2. The Authority in writing of the Minister to the Financial Secretary under the provisions of section 3 (1) of the Treasury Bills Act, shall state the nominal amount of Treasury Bills to be issued and the mode of issue of such Bills.

3. (1) Treasury Bills may be issued at fixed rates of discount or at rates of discount to be determined after tenders have been received.

(2) When Treasury Bills are to be issued at a fixed rate of discount such rate shall be fixed by the Minister and published by notice in the Gazette.

(3) The Financial Secretary may, when so authorised in that behalf by the Minister, invite applications or tenders for Treasury Bills by notice published in the Gazette and any newspaper published in Belize not less than seven clear days before the final date on which such applications or tenders will be received. Such notice shall specify the period, being a period not exceeding twelve months, for which the Bills are to be issued.

4. (1) Treasury Bills shall be in the form set out in the Schedule to these Rules and shall be printed on paper and to a design approved by the Financial Secretary.

(2) All Treasury Bills issued shall be signed by the Financial

32/1972. Ch. 65.

Short title.

Contents of Authority to issue Bills.

Mode of issue of Treasury Bills.

Form of Treasury Bills.

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Secretary or any other public officer duly authorised in writing by the Minister to sign on behalf of the Financial Secretary and shall be countersigned by the Accountant General.

5. (1) Applications and tenders for Treasury Bills shall be made to the Financial Secretary only on forms to be issued by the Financial Secretary for the purpose.

(2) The Financial Secretary shall not accept any such application or tender unless payment in respect of the application or tender is made as may be specified on the form of application or tender.

6. (1) Treasury Bills shall be allotted by the Financial Secretary.

(2) The Financial Secretary shall not be bound to accept any tender for Treasury Bills.

(3) The Financial Secretary may reject any application for Treasury Bills without assigning any reason therefor and payment received in respect of a rejected application shall be refunded. m

(4) The Financial Secretary shall advise successful tenderers or applicants for Treasury Bills of any allotment to them.

7. Upon the surrender of Treasury Bills the principal sum of such Bills shall be payable by the Accountant General at the Treasury on the dates specified on the Bills without grace.

8. When Treasury Bills have been paid off by the Accountant General they shall be cancelled in such a manner as may be determined by the Financial Secretary.

Forms of applications and tenders.

Allotment of Treasury Bills.

Payment of Treasury Bills.

Cancellation of paid Treasury Bills.

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9. Where the Treasury Bill has been damaged or defaced and is surrendered to the Financial Secretary he shall, upon the production of satisfactory evidence as to the circumstances of such damage or defacement, issue a duplicate Bill in replacement of the Bill so damaged or defaced.

10. When a Treasury Bill has been reported lost or destroyed the Financial Secretary may, if satisfied with the evidence furnished in support of the report and subject to the execution of a bond of indemnity by the person making the report or to such other safeguards as the Financial Secretary shall deem necessary, issue a duplicate Treasury Bill to replace the one so reported lost or destroyed.

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Lost or destroyed Treasury Bills.

Damaged or defaced Treasury Bills.

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GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE

SCHEDULE (Rule 4)

TREASURY BILL

No. (Issued under the Authority of the Treasury Bills Act)

Due ............................................................................................ 2............. THIS TREASURY BILL entitles ............................................................. or Bearer to the payment of ............................................................... Dollars at the Treasury in Belize City on the ............. day of ......................... 2.............

$ Financial Secretary

No. Accountant General

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