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Principal and Amending Acts Passed in the Year
WARNING: The table below presents the initial release version [1] of each Legislation file only, and may not be the correct (current) version. All CURRENT Legislation is grouped under the LEGISLATION>LAWS menu.
Item No Short Title Date Commenced
2017-0000 Parliamentary Elections Act (Reprint) 2017 Friday, 21 April 2017
2017-0001 Freedom of Information Act, 2017 Friday, 21 April 2017
2017-0002 Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression)(Amendment) Act, 2017 Friday, 31 March 2017
2017-0003 Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, 2017 Friday, 31 March 2017
2017-0004 Homeowners Protection Act, 2017 Friday, 31 March 2017
2017-0005 Employment (Amendment) Act, 2017 Wednesday, 05 April 2017
2017-0006 Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2017 Wednesday, 05 April 2017
2017-0007 Plan of Arrangement (British - American Insurance Company Limited) Act, 2017 Tuesday, 04 April 2017
2017-0008 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2017-2018) Act 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0009 Appropriation (Capital Development) (2017-2018) Act 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0010 Tariff (Amendment) Act, 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0011 Stamp (Amendment) Act, 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0012 Stamp (Surcharge Amnesty) Act, 2017 Wednesday, 31 May 2017
2017-0013 Excise (Amendment) Act 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0014 Business Licence (Amendment) Act 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0015 Customs Management (Amendment) Act 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017
2017-0016 Constituency Capital Grant Act 2017 Saturday, 01 July 2017