Measurers of Wood Act


Published: 2000

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CAP. 290, MEASURES OF WOOD ACT BELIZE

MEASURERS OF WOOD ACT

CHAPTER 290

REVISED EDITION 2000

SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000

This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner

under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize,

Revised Edition 1980 - 1990.

This edition contains a consolidation of the following laws- Page

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS 3

MEASURERS OF WOOD ACT 4

Amendments in force as at 31st December, 2000.

BELIZE

MEASURERS OF WOOD ACT

CHAPTER 290

REVISED EDITION 2000

SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000

This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner

under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize,

Revised Edition 1980 - 1990.

This edition contains a consolidation of the following laws- Page

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS 3

MEASURERS OF WOOD ACT 4

Amendments in force as at 31st December, 2000.

THE SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF BELIZE REVISED EDITION 2000

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CHAPTER 290

MEASURERS OF WOOD

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Examination of persons desiring to become licensed measurers.

4. Procedure by candidates for examination.

5. Renewal of bond.

6. Penalty for acting without licence.

7. Penalty for unlicensed person measuring wood.

8. Certificate of measurement.

9. Penalty for giving certificate of measurement not actually witnessed.

10. Penalty for giving false certificate.

11. Publication in Gazette.

12. Fees.

13. Recovery of penalties.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE

THIRD SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 290

MEASURERS OF WOOD

[28th September, 1910]

1. This Act may be cited as the Measurers of Wood Act.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

“licensed measurer” means a person licensed under this Act;

“wood” means pine, cedar, mahogany, balsa, santa maria and all other species

of wood produced in Belize except log-wood and sawn lumber.

3.-(1) The Chief Forest Officer, assisted by two assessors to be appointed

by him, one of whom shall be a licensed measurer, shall be the examiner to

examine as to the capability and knowledge of all persons desiring to act as

licensed measurers.

(2) If the Chief Forest Officer satisfies the Minister that he is unable to

obtain the services of a licensed measurer to be an assessor under this section,

the Minister may authorise the Chief Forest Officer, without the assistance of

a licensed measurer as assessor, to examine a person desiring to become a

licensed measurer.

Ch., 98,

R.L., 1958.

CAP. 230,

R.E. 1980-1990.

38 of 1963.

40 of 1963.

S.I. 16 of 1965.

S.I. 44 of 1966.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Examination of

persons desiring

to become

licensed

measurers.

S.I. 16 of 1965.

40 of 1963.

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(3) The Chief Forest Officer shall from time to time, with the approval of

the Minister, make regulations under which the examination of applicants for

licences under this Act shall be conducted and for determining the qualifications

to be possessed by persons obtaining such licences.

4.-(1) When any person desires to act as a licensed measurer, the following

procedure shall be adopted-

(a) he shall apply in writing to the Chief Forest Officer to be

examined as to his capability and fitness to act as a licensed

measurer with accuracy and shall pay into the Treasury a fee

of five dollars;

(b) when the application is duly made and the prescribed fee

paid, the Chief Forest Officer shall proceed to examine the

person making such application, and if in the opinion of the

Chief Forest Officer such person is competent to act as a

licensed measurer, he shall sign and deliver to such person a

certificate in the form set out in the First Schedule;

(c) upon the applicant making the declaration set out in the Sec-

ond Schedule, and upon his forwarding his certificate from the

Chief Forest Officer and the declaration to the Permanent Sec-

retary with a request in writing to be duly licensed as a mea-

surer of wood, the Minister may issue a licence in the form set

out in the Third Schedule, which licence shall be delivered by

the Permanent Secretary to the licensee as soon as he has en-

tered into a bond to the Government in the sum of one thou-

sand dollars with two good and sufficient sureties before the

Registrar General for the performance of his duties.

(2) No person licensed under this Act or any prior legislation shall be per-

mitted to act as a licensed measurer unless and until his certificate and licence

Procedure by

candidates for

examination.

First Schedule.

Second

Schedule.

Third Schedule.

40 of 1963.

S.I. 44 of 1966.

are recorded in the General Registry, and the Registrar General shall take and

receive a fee of dollars to be paid into the Treasury for recording it.

(3) Every person licensed under this Act or any prior legislation shall pay

an annual licence duty of one hundred and fifty dollars and shall obtain a receipt

for such payment which shall entitle the licensed measurer to act as such until

31st December next ensuing.

(4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the General

Registry Act, the Registrar General may receive without proof of execution

and record any certificate and licence as mentioned in this section.

5.-(1) If the sureties to the bond of any licensed measurer or either of them

dies or cancels their obligations under the bond specified in section 4 (1) (c),

it shall not be lawful for the principal thereto, after knowledge thereof, to act

as a licensed measurer until he has entered into a new bond.

(2) Any licensed measurer who contravenes this section shall be liable to

a fine of two hundred dollars for each offence.

6. No person shall act as a licensed measurer until he has obtained

a licence and has paid the annual licence duty under this Act and every person

who acts contrary to this section commits an offence and is liable to a fine not

exceeding five hundred dollars.

7. Any person, other than a licensed measurer of wood, who measures

any wood for the purposes of export commits an offence and is liable to a fine

not exceeding five hundred dollars.

8. Every licensed measurer shall if required, before the wood is removed

from the place where it is measured, give a certificate signed by him of the

gross and net measurement of each piece of wood measured by him, showing

any deductions and the reasons therefor.

CAP. 327.

Renewal of bond.

Penalty for acting

without licence.

Penalty for

unlicensed person

measuring wood.

Certificate of

measurement.

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9. Every licensed measurer of wood who gives a certificate as to the mea-

surements of any such wood which has not been measured in his presence and

under his personal supervision commits an offence and is liable to a fine not

exceeding five hundred dollars.

10.(1) Every licensed measurer who gives a false certificate of the measurement

of any wood which he knows to be false commits an offence and is liable to a

fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or in default of payment to imprison-

ment for any term not exceeding six months.

(2) A conviction under this section shall operate as a cancellation of the

licence held by the person so convicted.

(3) It shall not be lawful for any person whose licence has been cancelled

by operation of subsection (2) to be again licensed as a measurer of wood until

after the expiration of three years from such conviction.

11. It shall be the duty of the Registrar General to publish in the Gazette

the name of every licensed measurer whose certificate and licence have been

lodged for record in the General Registry as soon as possible after such

certificate and licence have been lodged for record.

12. The Minister may from time to time prescribe the maximum fees payable

to licensed measurers for measuring wood in accordance with the provisions

of this Act.

13. All penalties imposed by this Act shall be recovered upon summary

conviction.

Penalty for

giving certificate

of measurement

not actually

witnessed.

Penalty for

giving false

certificate.

Publication in

Gazette.

Fees.

Recovery of

penalties.

FIRST SCHEDULE

[Section 4]

BELIZE.

I, Chief Forest Officer, do hereby certify that I have,

assisted by two assessors, carefully examined (name)

of (place and trade, profession, or calling)

and find him to be fully qualified

to act as a measurer of wood.

Chief Forest Officer.

SECOND SCHEDULE

[Section 4]

BELIZE.

I, of ,

do solemnly and sincerely declare that I will to the best of my skill, knowledge

and ability accurately measure wood, and that I will do justice between buyer

and seller and any proprietor without favour or affection.

DECLARED and subscribed at this day of

, 20 .

Before me

Justice of the Peace.

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THIRD SCHEDULE

[Section 4]

BELIZE.

IT HAVING BEEN CERTIFIED to me that ,

of , is duly qualified to act as a measurer of wood

and has made the declaration and entered into the bond required by law.

NOW I, , Minister, do in pursuance of

the provisions of the Measurers of Wood Act, hereby licence the said

to measure wood.

DATED this day of 20 .

Minister.

CAP. 290.