Hokkaido Development Act


Published: 1999

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Hokkaido Development Act

(Act No. 126 of May 1, 1950)

(Purpose)

Article 1 The purpose of this Act is to provide for basic matters concerning the

comprehensive development of resources in Hokkaido.

(Comprehensive Development Plan of Hokkaido)

Article 2 (1) In order to contribute to the restoration of the national economy and

to the settlement of population problems, the State shall make the

Comprehensive Development Plan of Hokkaido (hereinafter referred to as the

"Development Plan"), and carry out projects based on it, pursuant to the

provisions of acts relevant to the projects (including orders thereof), beginning

fiscal 1951.

(2) The Development Plan shall be made in order to comprehensively develop

resources in Hokkaido including land, water, forests, minerals, and electricity,

and their range shall be provided for in a Cabinet Order.

(Offer of opinions by relevant local governments)

Article 3 (1) A relevant local government may offer its opinion about the

Development Plan to the Cabinet.

(2) Upon receipt of the opinion set forth in the preceding paragraph, the Cabinet

shall respond to it without delay.

(Study and deliberation, etc. by National Land Council)

Article 4 (1) The National Land Council shall study and deliberate important

matters concerning the Development Plan, based on which results the National

Land Council may offer its proposals to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure,

Transport and Tourism.

(2) The National Land Council shall study and deliberate important matters

concerning the Development Plan pursuant to the consultation of the Minister

of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Supplementary Provisions [Extract]

(1) This Act shall come into force as from June 1, 1950.

Supplementary Provisions [Act No. 117 of 1999 Extract] [Extract]

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(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Act shall come into force as from the date specified by a Cabinet

Order within a period not exceeding three months from the day of

promulgation.

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