Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Amendment) Act 2013

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCING AREAS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2013
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
This Act, among other things, expands the membership of representations of the communities affected by the activities of hydro-electric power producers and replaces the 30% revenue derived from the total revenue accruing to the companies or authorities operating in the host communities with 10% revenue derived from concessioning of the hydro plants and royalties paid to the Federal Government.
HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCING AREAS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2013
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section:
1. Amendment of Act, No. 7,2010. 2. Amendment of section 3. 3. Amendment of section 14. 4. Citation.
HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCING AREAS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2013
A Bill
For
An Act to amend the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Establishment, Etc) Act, No. 7, 2013 to, among other things, expand the membership of representations of the communities affected by the activities of hydro-electric power producers; and for related matters.
[ ] Commencement
ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria -
1. The Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Establishment, Etc) Act No. 7, 2010 (in this Act referred to as the "Principal Act") is amended as set out in this Act.
Amendment of Act No. 7. 2010
2. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended- Amendment of section 3
(a) in subsection (1) by substituting for paragraph (b), a new paragraph "(b)" -
"(b) one person each who shall be from the affected communities to represent-
(i) Benue, (ii) Kebbi, (iii) Kogi, (iv) Kwara, (v) Niger,
(vi) Plateau, and (vii) any other State where hydro-electric power is
generated" ; and
(b) by substituting for subsection (3), a new subsection "(3)" -
"(3) The office of the Chairman shall rotate among the member States of the Commission in the following alphabetical order-
(a) Benue; (b)Kebbi; (c) Kogi; (d) Kwara; (e) Niger; (f) Plateau; and (g) any other State where hydro-electric power IS
generated."
3. Section 14 (2) of the Principal Act IS amended by substituting for paragraph (a), a new paragraph "(a)"-
Amendment of section 14 (2)
"(a) 10 percent of the total Federal Government's revenue derived from concessioning of the hydro plants and royalties paid to the Federal Government".
4. This Act may be cited as the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Citation Development Commission (Amendment) Act, 2013.
CERTIFY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2 (1) OF THE ACTS ~UTHENTICATION ACT, CAP. A2, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 2004, "HAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF THE ~ATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
SALISU ABUBAKAR MAIKASUWA, OON, mni CLERK TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Q-.lfly OF JUNE, 2013
Schedule to Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2013
SHORT TITLE OF THE BILL
Hydro- Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2013
LONG TITLE OF THE BILL
An Act to amend the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Establishment, Etc) Act, No. 7, 2013 to, among other things, expand the membership of representations of the communities affected by the activities of hydro- electric power producers; and for related matters.
SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE BILL
This Bill, among other things, expands the membership of representations of the communities affected by the activities of hydro-electric power producers and replaces the 30% revenue derived from the total revenue accruing to the compames or authorities operating in the host communities with 10% revenue derived from concessioning of the hydro plants and royalties paid to the Federal Government.
DATE PASSED DATE PASSED BY THE SENATE BY THE HOUSE OF
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REPRESENTATIVES
23ro May, 2013
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9th February, 2013
I certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly a]Jd found by me to be true and correct decision of the Houses and is in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2, Lawt~1eration of Nigeria, 2004.
SALISU ABUBAKAR MA[~SUWA, OON, mni Cler~Jo the Nation.al Assembly ''-'(7IJay of !un~~~t~13 /: /)/~
DR.GOOD~BELEJONATHAN,GCFR President of t~ f~deral Repu blie of Nigeria ()1-~Day of .j}ln~2013r rtl;),.r
I ASSENT.
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