Chapter 005:04 - Petitions (Signature)

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LAWS OF GUYANA
PETITIONS (SIGNATURE) ACT
CHAPTER 5:04
Act
10 of 1905
Amended by
6 of 1997
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CHAPTER 5:04
PETITIONS (SIGNATURE) ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Prohibition of appending another’s signature to document without his
consent. Certificate of person doing so.
3. Penalty.
4. Exceptions.
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c. 257
1953 Ed.
c. 23 _______________________________________________________
10 of 1905 An Act to regulate the writing of Petitions and Letters in the
names of persons other than the writers.
[25th MARCH, 1905]
Short title.
Prohibition of
appending
another’s
signature to
document
without his
consent.
Certificate of
person doing
so.

Penalty.
[6 of 1997]
1. This Act may be cited as the Petitions (Signature)
Act.
2. (1) The name or mark of a person may not lawfully
be appended to any petition, or letter, or similar document,
without his knowledge and consent, and where his name or
mark is appended to the document at his request, the person
writing or making it shall on the document certify in writing
that the document was read and explained to him and that he
appeared to understand and approved of its contents.
(2) The person so certifying shall state in writing
on the document his usual place of abode.
3. Everyone who contravenes any of the provisions of
subsection (1) of the last preceding section, or gives a
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certificate which is false in any particular (including the
statement of place of abode), shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of nine thousand seven hundred and fifty
dollars or to imprisonment for two months.
4. Nothing in this Act—
(a) shall apply to any petition or other Act
addressed to, or to be filed or lodged in any
proceeding in, a court of law which has been
prepared or drawn by a legal practitioner
duly admitted to practise in the courts of
Guyana;
(b) shall be construed to affect the criminal
jurisdiction of the High Court.
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