CHAPTER 4
LAWS REVISION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   [Omitted.]

   3.   Interpretation.

   4.   Preparation of Revised Edition.

   5.   Method of compiling and binding the laws.

   6.   Omission of certain laws.

   7.   Editorial omission of certain laws or provisions.

   8.   Editorial powers of revision.

   9.   Regarding alterations of substance.

   10.   Text of documents included in laws.

   11.   Records of number, date, arrangement, etc. of laws.

   12.   Bringing into force and validity and effect of Revised Edition.

   13.   Rectification of errors.

   14.   Continuance in force of certain subsidiary enactments.

   15.   Effect of annotations.

   16.   Construction of reference to repealed, etc., laws.

   17.   Sealed copies to be deposited.

   18.   Distribution of Revised Edition.

   19.   Replacements and additional material.

   20.   Judicial notice of Revised Edition.

   21.   Continuance of text of Revised Laws for certain purposes.

   22.   Place of this Act in the Revised Edition.

   23.   [Repeal of R.L. Cap. 356.]

CHAPTER 4
THE LAWS REVISION ACT

An Act to provide for the preparation and publication of a Revised Edition of the Laws of Tanzania, and for their continuous revision and maintenance up to date.

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Act No. 7 of 1994

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Laws Revision Act.

2.    Omitted

   [Omitted under Cap. 3 (R.E. 2002) s. 7.]

3.   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, except where the context requires otherwise–

   "Act" means a law other than subsidiary legislation;

   "annual supplement" means the annual supplement of revised laws prepared pursuant to the provisions of subsection (4) of section 5;

   "applied Laws" means the United Kingdom statutes, Orders in Council, Royal Proclamations, Letters Patent, Royal Instructions and other Instruments having legislative effect in Mainland Tanzania, and includes any law applied to Mainland Tanzania by such statutes, Orders in Council, Royal Proclamations, Letters Patent, Royal Instructions or other Instruments;

   "effective date" means the date appointed under section 2 for the commencement of this Act;

   "former revised laws" means the revised editions of the laws of Mainland Tanzania prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Revised Edition of Laws Ordinance, 1947, as amended by the Revised Edition of the Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 1949, and the Revised Edition of the Laws (1947-1949) Ordinance, 1949, as amended by the Revised Edition of Laws (1947-1949) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1952, and the Revised Laws and Annual Revision Ordinance, 1955;

   "laws to which this Act applies" means all laws of Tanzania in force on the 31st December, 1999 and thereafter and any laws in respect of which the Attorney-General may order a general revision under section 4(2);

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for legal affairs;

   "Revised Edition" or "the Revision" means the text of the laws of Tanzania prepared under the authority of this Act;

   "subsidiary legislation" means all Instruments, Notices, Orders, Proclamations, Rules, Regulations, By-laws or other instruments made or enacted by virtue of the power granted by an Act of Parliament.

   (2) Where in any part of the Revised Edition or in any annual supplement reference is made to any booklet by the letters "I.L." or "A.L." that reference shall be deemed to be a reference to the booklets containing Applied Laws, and shall be read and construed as such.

4.   Preparation of Revised Edition

   (1) As soon as possible after the commencement of this Act, the Chief Parliamentary Draftsman shall prepare, publish and maintain in accordance with the provisions of this Act a Revised Edition of the laws to which this Act applies, in a convenient form, and such revised laws shall be known as the Revised Edition.

   (2) The Attorney-General may, at such intervals as he may determine and by notice published in the Gazette, require the Chief Parliamentary Draftsman to carry out a general revision of the laws in accordance with this Act.

   (3) A Revised Edition shall be prepared and published as at a date fixed by the Attorney-General by notice published in the Gazette.

5.   Method of compiling and binding the laws

   (1) The Chief Parliamentary Draftsman shall cause every Act included in the Revised Edition, together with any subsidiary legislation made under that Act so included, to be published in separate booklets, bound or loose-leaf and each such booklet shall contain at the beginning thereof the title of the Act and its Chapter number.

   (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Chief Parliamentary Draftsman may cause subsidiary legislation to be published in an appropriate form separately from the Act under which the subsidiary legislation is made in any case where it appears to him to be convenient and appropriate to do so.

   (3) The Chief Parliamentary Draftsman shall in like manner cause the Applied Laws included in the Revised Edition to be published in such number of booklets as he thinks fit.

   (4) In each year subsequent to the commencement of this Act, and subject to such directions as the Attorney-General may give in that behalf, the Chief Parliamentary Draftsman may, as soon as possible after the first day of January of the year, prepare and cause to be published an annual supplement of revised laws of Tanzania in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

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