Explanatory Notes

Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019

2019 asp 15

31 October 2019

Commentary on Sections

Part 6 – Final provisions

Section 30 – Meaning of the 2009 Act

136.Section 30 defines “the 2009 Act” to mean the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The amendments in the Act are being made to the 2009 Act and the definition section recognises that as the principal Act being amended and allows multiple shorthand references to it to be made for the purposes of this Act.

Section 31 – Ancillary provision

137.Section 31 confers a power on the Scottish Ministers to, by regulations, make any incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision that they consider appropriate for the purposes of, in connection with, or for giving full effect to the Act. The regulations may modify any enactment and may make different provision for different purposes. The regulations are subject to the negative procedure unless they textually amend an Act, in which case they are subject to the affirmative procedure.

Section 32 – Commencement

138.Section 32(1) provides that the final, framework provisions in Part 6 (namely sections 30, 31, 32 and 33) come into force on the day after Royal Assent. Subsections (2) and (3) of this section confer a power on the Scottish Ministers to, by regulations, appoint the days on which the other provisions of the Act come into force. The regulations may include transitional, transitory or saving provision, and they may also make different provision for different purposes.

Section 33 – Short title

139.Section 33 provides the short title for the Act once enacted.