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The St. Helena Constitution Order 1988

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Introduction of Bills.

35.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution and of the Standing Orders of the Legislative Council, any member may introduce any Bill or propose any motion for debate in, or may present any petition to, the Council and the same shall be debated and disposed of according to the Standing Orders of the Council.

(2) Except on the recommendation of the Governor the Legislative Council shall not–

(a)proceed upon any Bill (including any amendment to a Bill) which, in the opinion of the person presiding in the Council, makes provision for imposing or increasing any tax, for imposing or increasing any charge on the revenues or other funds of St. Helena or for altering any such charge otherwise than by reducing it or for compounding or remitting any debt due to St. Helena;

(b)proceed upon any motion (including any amendment to a motion) the effect of which, in the opinion of the person presiding in the Council, is that provision would be made for any of the purposes aforesaid; or

(c)receive any petition which, in the opinion of the person presiding in the Council, requests that provision be made for any of the purposes aforesaid.

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