Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2013

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Constitution (Amendment) Act 2013


Act No. 3 of 2013







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ACT OF CONSTITUTION OF TONGA

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1 Short title.......................................................................................................... 4
2 Clause 23 amended .......................................................................................... 4
3 Clause 23 further amended .............................................................................. 5












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ACT OF CONSTITUTION OF TONGA

(AMENDMENT) ACT 2013

Act No. 3 of 2013

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE

DIFFERENTLY FOR CERTAIN EFFECTS OF CONVICTIONS

I assent,

TUPOU VI,

23
rd

April 2013.



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

of the Kingdom as follows:

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1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act

2013.

2 Clause 23 amended

Clause 23 of the Constitution is amended by repealing “punishable by” and

replacing those words with “and sentenced to”.

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3 Clause 23 further amended

Clause 23 of the Constitution is further amended by inserting the following

proviso at the end –

“Provided that the operation of this clause shall be suspended in any case until

the expiration of 42 days after the date of sentencing; and in cases where notice

of appeal or leave to appeal is given within 42 days after the date of sentencing,

until the determination of the appeal; and if the conviction is quashed on appeal

or the sentence reduced to no more than 2 years imprisonment then this clause

shall not have effect.”.







Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 12
th
day of March 2013.

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