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Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Act 2020

Chapter 3 - General

Section 22 – Commencement

144.This section brings sections 17 (information sharing report), 22 (commencement) and 23 (short title) of the Act into force on the day after Royal Assent. It also confers a power on the Scottish Ministers to bring the other provisions of the Act into force on such days as they may by regulations appoint. Any such regulations may include transitional, transitory or saving provision, and make different provision for different purposes.

145.By virtue of section 30(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, any instrument containing such regulations would have to be laid before the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible after the legislation is made (and in any event before the legislation is due to come into force).

Section 23 – Short title

146.This section provides that the short title of the Act is the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Act 2020.

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