Art Unions Legalization Act

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Published: 1890-05-12

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THE ART UNIONS LEGALIZATION ACT Cap. 23.

[IZth May, 1890.1

Whereas it is expedient to legalize the formation in this Pmmbie.
Island of the voluntary associations known as Art Unions,
for the purchase of statuary, paintings, drawings or other
works of art, to be allotted or distributed by chance or
otherwise among the several members, subscribers or
contributors forming part of such associations, or for
raising sums of money by subscriptions or contributions to
be allotted or distributed by chance or otherwise as prizes
among the members, subscribers, or contributors, form-
ing part of such associations, on the condition,
nevertheless, that such sums of money so allotted and
distributed be expended solely and entirely in the purchase
of statuary, paintings, drawings or other works of art :

1. This Act may be cited as the Art Unions shorttitle.

2. AI voluntary associations as aforesaid which may be ~rtuoion
constituted according to the provisions hereinafter iegaliZcd if

the members of and subscribers and contributors to all such gtythis
lawful associations, and all persons acting under their
authority or on their behalf for the purposes aforesaid,
shall be freed and discharged from all pains and penalties,
suits, prosecutions and liabilities, to which by any enactment
now or hereafter to be in force they would be liable, but for
the passing of this Act, as being concerned in illegal
lotteries or other unlawful games, by reason of anything
done or which may be done by them or any of them in
furtherance of the allotment or distribution, by scheme or

Legalization Act.

Associations

licsnxd or contained shall be deemed to be lawful associations; and constituted

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otherwise, of statuary, paintings, drawings or other works
of art, or of the allotment or distribution of sums of money
as prizes to be expended for their purchase :

Provided always that a licence shall have been first
obtained for the incorporation of any such association from
the Minister, or provided that the deed of partnership or
other instrument or instruments constituting such associa-
tion, and the ruIes and regulations relating to the proceed-
ings of such association for such purposes as aforesaid, shall
have been submitted to the consideration of and be approved
by the Minister, and a copy of such licence, deed or instru-
ment, shall be recorded at length in the Record Office of
this Island, and that it shall be expressed in such licence,
deed or instrument that a Commission may at any time,
and from time to time be appointed under the provisions
of the Commissions of Enquiry Act, for the consideration
of the conduct and proceedings of any such association,
with power, when it shall appear to such Commission that
any such association is perverted from the purposes of this
Act, to certify the fact to the Minister and thereupon it
shall be lawful for the Minister to revoke or annul the
licence, deed or instrument, under which the association so
offending is constituted; and nothing in this Act contained
shall be deemed to apply to any association whose licence,
deed or other instrument, shall have been so revoked or
annulled.

Certificate

licence or
deed.

3. Upon the recording of the licence, deed or instrument,
or instruments, constituting any such association as afore-
said, the Deputy Keeper of the Records shall give to the
Secretary of the association a certificate that the same has
been so recorded, and shall cause a copy thereof to be
inserted in the Gazetre, and such certificate, or a copy of

of record of

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the Gnzeette containing the publication thereof, shall be Publication
received by all courts in this Island, without proof of the Evidence
signature, as evidence of the association having been duly
constituted under this Act.

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4. Every licence granted by the Minister, or deed of Freedomof
partnership, or other instrument or instruments constitut- from stamp
ing an association under this Act, and every certificate to duty.
be given by the Deputy Keeper of the Records as aforesaid,
shall be exempt from stamp duty.

licence. etc..

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