Private Bills Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Chapter: 69 PRIVATE BILLS ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 30/06/1997


An Ordinance to provide for fees in respect of private bills.
(Enacted 1991)


[5 July 1991]


(Originally 75 of 1991)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Private Bills Ordinance.
(Enacted 1991)


Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"official languages" (法定語文) means official languages within the meaning of section 3 of the Official Languages

Ordinance (Cap 5);
"private bill" (私人條例草案) means a bill which-

(a) provides primarily for the particular interest or benefit of any individual, association or body corporate
rather than the interest or benefit of the public; and

(b) is not a Government measure.
(Enacted 1991)


Section: 3 Fees payable in respect of a private bill L.N. 362 of 1997 01/07/1997


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the promoters of a private bill shall pay to the Director of Accounting Services,
within 21 days after the receipt by the Clerk to the Legislative Council of notice of intention to present the bill,
whichever of the fees specified in the Schedule as is appropriate.

(2) Where an application is made to the Chief Secretary for Administration by the promoters of a bill to waive
any fee payable under subsection (1) in relation to the bill, he may waive such fee in whole or part if he is satisfied
that the bill- (Amended L.N. 362 of 1997)

(a) is for a charitable purpose within the meaning of section 2 of the Registered Trustees Incorporation
Ordinance (Cap 306); or

(b) facilitates a Government measure.
(3) The Legislative Council may by resolution amend the Schedule.
(4) Any fee payable under subsection (1) shall be a debt due to the Government and recoverable as a civil debt.

(Enacted 1991)

Schedule: SCHEDULE 30/06/1997


[section 3]

Item Nature of bill Fee

$
1. A bill to amend an existing Ordinance, in one or both official languages ..................................... 33500
2. A bill for a principal Ordinance (whether or not the bill also amends an existing Ordinance), in

one or both official languages .................................................................................................


67000
(Amended L.N. 554 of 1994)

(Enacted 1991)



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