General Term Act

Original Language Title: Algemene termijnenwet

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Law of 25 July 1964, on the calculation of time limits for the Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

We JULIANA, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.

All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:

In this regard, we have taken the view that it is appropriate to provide for the calculation of time-limits in relation to the Saturday, Sunday and public holidays;

In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:


Article 1

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  • 1 A deadline set in a law ending on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday approved on Saturday shall be extended to the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or generally recognised public holiday.

  • 2 The previous paragraph shall not apply to instalments determined by return account from a time or event.


Article 2

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A period of at least three days laid down by law shall be so extended, if necessary, so as to avoid at least two days which are not a public holiday on Saturdays, Sundays or generally.


Article 3

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  • 1 Generally recognized holidays in the sense of this law are: the New Year's Day, the Christian Second Paas and Pentecost, the two Christmas Days, the Ascension Day, the day on which the King's birthday is celebrated and the 5th May.

  • 2 For the purposes of this Act, the Good Friday shall be treated as equivalent to the days specified in the preceding paragraph.

  • 3 We may lay down certain days for the application of this law with the equates mentioned in paragraph 1. Our decision will be in the Dutch Official Gazette made public.


Article 4

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This law shall not apply to time limits:

  • a. Defining in hours, in more than 90 days, in more than 12 weeks, in more than three months, or in one or more years;

  • b. concerning the publication, entry into force or entry into force of statutory regulations;

  • c. Of deprivation of liberty.


Article 5

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The time limits laid down in a general measure of administration are the Articles 1 - 4 applicable mutatis mutandis, unless otherwise provided for in the case of a general measure of management.


Article 5a

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This law shall also apply in the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.


Article 6

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This law can be cited as: General term and law.


Article 7

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  • 1 This Law shall enter into force with effect from 1 April 1965.

  • 2 She may, for installments, set in by us, by placing on a list, designated by Our Board, and general measures of governance, upon the previous times to be determined by Our Board.

Burdens and orders, which are in the State Sheet will be placed, and that all Ministerial Departments, Authorities, Colleges and Officials, who so concern, will keep their hands on the precise execution.

Given at Porto Ercole, 25 July 1964

JULIANA.

The Minister of Justice,

Y. SHOLS.

Issued the 13th August 1964.

The Minister of Justice, a.i.,

V. G. M. MARIJNEN.