Legislative Assembly Retirement Benefits Scheme (Amendment) ACT 2015

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Legislative Assembly Retirement Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Act 2015


Act 11 of 2015





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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY RETIREMENT

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Legislative Assembly Retirement Benefits Scheme
(Amendment) Act 2015 Arrangement of Sections





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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS SCHEME

(AMENDMENT) ACT 2015

Arrangement of Sections

Section

1 Preliminary............................................................................................................. 5
2 Commencement ..................................................................................................... 5
2 New section 22B .................................................................................................... 5




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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS

SCHEME (AMENDMENT) ACT 2015

Act 11 of 2015

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS

SCHEME ACT, 2015

I assent,

TUPOU VI,

19th November 2015.

BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of the

Kingdom as follows:

1 Preliminary

(1) This Act may be cited as the Legislative Assembly Retirement Benefits Scheme

(Amendment) Act, 2015.

(2) The Legislative Assembly Retirement Benefits Scheme Act as amended, is in this Act

referred to as the Principal Act.

2 Commencement

This Act shall come into effect on a date to be determined by the Legislative Assembly on the

recommendation of the Speaker.

2 New section 22B

The Principal Act is amended by inserting a new section 22B after section 22A as follows–

“22B Officer’s Retirement Age

(1) Subject to subsection (2), all officers of the

Legislative Assembly shall cease to hold their

appointments upon reaching the age of 60.

(2) The Clerk in conjunction with the Speaker and

the approval of the Assembly may re-engage on

the basis of exigency, on short-term contracts,

Section 2
Legislative Assembly Retirement Benefits Scheme

(Amendment) Act 2015





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the services of a person to which subsection (1)

applies provided that-

(a) the prospects of the current staff are not

prejudiced;

(b) the post is an essential one which cannot

otherwise be readily filled; and

(c) the person is in all respects suitable.”.





Passed in the Legislative Assembly this 6th day of October 2015.

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