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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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  1. Introduction

    1. Part 2

      Renaming of the National Assembly for Wales

      1. Section 2 – National Assembly for Wales renamed Senedd Cymru or Welsh Parliament

      2. Section 3 – Acts of the National Assembly for Wales renamed Acts of Senedd Cymru

      3. Section 4 – Members to be known as Members of the Senedd

      4. Section 5 – Clerk of the Assembly renamed Clerk of the Senedd

      5. Section 6 – National Assembly for Wales Commission renamed Senedd Commission

      6. Section 7– National Assembly for Wales Commissioner for Standards renamed Senedd Commissioner for Standards

      7. Section 8 – National Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board renamed the Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd

      8. Section 9 – Minor and consequential amendments

    2. Part 3

      Elections

      1. Extension of right to vote

        1. Sections 10 and 11 - Extension of right to vote in Senedd elections

      2. Electoral Registration

        1. Section 12 – Entitlement to be registered as a local government elector

        2. Section 13 - Annual canvass

        3. Section 14 - Invitations to register

        4. Section 15- Invitation to register: further provision about persons under the age of 16

        5. Section 16 - Application for registration

        6. Section 17 - Review of entitlement to registration

        7. Section 18 – Anonymous registration

        8. Section 19 - Declaration of local connection

        9. Section 20 – Service declarations

        10. Section 21 - Contents of service declarations

        11. Section 22 – Service declarations: further provision

        12. Section 23 - Register of electors

        13. Section 24 - Protection of information about persons aged under 16

        14. Section 25 - Exceptions from prohibitions on disclosure

        15. Section 26- Further provision for exceptions

        16. Section 27 – Amendments to the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007

      3. Oversight of administration of elections

        1. Section 28 – Financial and oversight arrangements of the Electoral Commission

      4. Schedule 2

        1. Electoral Commission: Further Amendments

    3. Part 4

      Disqualification

      1. Section 29 – Disqualification from being a Member of the Senedd

      2. Section 30 - Exceptions and relief from disqualification

      3. Section 31 – Exception from disqualification by virtue of being a Member of Parliament: changes to the dates of general elections of Members of the Senedd

      4. Section 32 - Exception from disqualification by virtue of being a member of the House of Lords

      5. Section 33 – Exceptions from disqualification by virtue of being a member of a county or county borough council

      6. Section 34 – Effect of disqualification

      7. Section 35 - Consequential amendments

    4. Part 5

      Miscellaneous

      1. Section 36 – Timing of first meeting of Senedd after general election

      2. Section 37 – Powers of Senedd Commission: provision of goods and services

      3. Section 38 – Report on extension of right to vote and change to qualification for membership of the Senedd

    5. Part 6

      General

      1. Section 42 – Coming into force

  2. Record of Proceedings in National Assembly for Wales

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