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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

UEFA European Championship

124.Paragraph 1 of schedule 4 modifies the UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”).

125.Paragraph 1(2) modifies section 1 (meaning of key terms) of the 2020 Act. The definition of “Championship” is amended so that it may take place in a year other than 2020. The definition of “Championship period” is amended so as to be a period of not more than 42 days, ending not later than 31 December 2022, as specified by the Scottish Ministers in regulations. The trading and advertising offences created by the 2020 Act can only be committed during the Championship period.

126.Paragraph 1(3) amends section 3 of the 2020 Act, which contains an exception to the touting offence in section 2(1) of the 2020 Act. Section 3(2)(b)(i) of the 2020 Act is amended so that instead of being limited to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, or of a member State of the European Union, a charity based in any territory outwith Scotland may qualify for the exception, subject to meeting certain conditions.

127.Paragraph 1(3)(c) amends the conditions that a body established outwith Scotland must meet in order to qualify for the exception. It substitutes new subsections (3) and (4) for the existing subsection (3) of section 4 of the 2020 Act. New subsection (3) provides that a body qualifies for the exception if the body is registered in a register corresponding to the Scottish Charity Register. New subsection (4) provides that if there is no such register in the territory where the body is established then the body may qualify for the exception if its purposes consist only of one or more of the charitable purposes set out in section 7(2) of the Charities and Trustee Investments (Scotland) Act 2005 and the body provides public benefit within the meaning given by section 8 of that Act.

128.Paragraph 1(4) amends the repeal date of the 2020 Act so that it ceases to have effect on 31 December 2022 rather than on 31 December 2020.

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