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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32)

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2(1)The 2006 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In the title of Part 1, for “National Assembly for Wales” substitute “Senedd Cymru”.

(3)In section 1—

(a)in subsection (1), for “an Assembly” substitute “a parliament”;

(b)in subsection (3), for “Members of the Assembly (referred to in this Act as “Assembly members”)” substitute “Members of the Senedd”.

(4)In section 20(8), for “National Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board” substitute “Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd”.

(5)In section 23(5), for “Assembly member’s” substitute “Member’s”.

(6)In section 126A—

(a)in subsection (9), for “National Assembly for Wales” substitute “Senedd”;

(b)in subsection (10), for “National Assembly for Wales” substitute “Senedd”.

(7)In section 150A—

(a)in the heading, for “Change of name of the Assembly etc: translation of references” substitute “Translation of references to Senedd Cymru etc.”;

(b)omit subsection (1);

(c)in subsection (2)—

(i)for “, the National Assembly for Wales Commission or an Act of the National Assembly for Wales (as the case may be), or the Welsh equivalent shown in subsection (1)” substitute “(or Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru), the National Assembly for Wales Commission (or Comisiwn Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) or Acts of the National Assembly for Wales (or Deddfau Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) (as the case may be)”;

(ii)for “new name” substitute “name given by Part 2 of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2019”;

(d)after subsection (2) insert—

(3)Unless the context requires otherwise, a reference to Senedd Cymru or the Welsh Parliament, the Senedd Commission (or Comisiwn y Senedd) or Acts of Senedd Cymru (or Deddfau Senedd Cymru) (as the case may be), in—

(a)any enactment (including any enactment comprised in or made under this Act) or prerogative instrument, or

(b)any other instrument or document,

is to be read as including a reference to the previous name.

(8)In section 159—

(a)omit the entry for “the Assembly” to the entry for “Assembly electoral region”;

(b)omit the entry for “Assembly member” to the entry for “Assembly’s legislative competence (in relation to Acts of the Assembly)”;

(c)insert in the appropriate places—

Member of the Seneddsection 1(2A)
the Seneddsection 1(1)
the Senedd Commissionsection 27(1)
Senedd constituencysection 2(1)
Senedd constituency membersection 1(2)(a)
Senedd electoral regionsection 2(2) and (3)
Senedd proceedingssection 1(5)
Senedd regional membersection 1(2)(b)
Senedd’s legislative competence (in relation to Acts of the Senedd)section 108A.

(9)In Schedule 7B, in paragraph 7(2)—

(a)in paragraph (a)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (i), for ““the National Assembly for Wales”” substitute ““Senedd Cymru””;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (xi), for ““the National Assembly for Wales Commission”” substitute ““the Senedd Commission””;

(b)in paragraph (c)(i), for ““Acts of the National Assembly for Wales”” substitute ““Acts of Senedd Cymru””.

(10)In Schedule 9A—

(a)omit the entry for “The National Assembly for Wales Commissioner for Standards or Comisiynydd Safonau ar gyfer Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru.”;

(b)omit the entry for “The National Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board or Bwrdd Taliadau Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru.”;

(c)in the appropriate place insert “The Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd or Bwrdd Taliadau Annibynnol y Senedd.”;

(d)in the appropriate place insert “The Senedd Commissioner for Standards or Comisiynydd Safonau y Senedd.”

(11)Sub-paragraphs (15) to (19) apply to every provision containing the words to be substituted by those sub-paragraphs after the amendments in Part 2 and sub-paragraphs (3) to (10) have been made, subject to sub-paragraphs (12) and (13).

(12)Sub-paragraphs (15) to (19) do not apply to—

(a)citations of enactments;

(b)repealed provisions of the 2006 Act that are saved;

(c)section 150A;

(d)paragraph 3(8) of Schedule 2;

(e)Schedule 10;

(f)Schedule 11;

(g)Schedule 12.

(13)Sub-paragraphs (18) and (19) do not apply to references to “Assembly Measure“ or “Assembly Measures”.

(14)In this paragraph, “provision” includes a title, cross-heading or heading.

(15)For “an Assembly member”, in each place where it appears, substitute “a Member of the Senedd”.

(16)For “Assembly member”, in each place where it appears after the amendments in sub- paragraph (15) have been made, substitute “Member of the Senedd”.

(17)For “Assembly members”, in each place where it appears, substitute “Members of the Senedd”.

(18)For “an Assembly”, in each place where it appears after the amendments in sub- paragraphs (15), (16) and (17) have been made, substitute “a Senedd”.

(19)For “Assembly” and “Assembly’s”, in each place where they appear after the amendments in sub-paragraphs (15), (16), (17) and (18) have been made, substitute “Senedd” and “Senedd’s”, as appropriate.

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