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Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Act 2020

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Section 40: Commencement

60.Subsection (1) of section 40 provides that this section and sections 37 (regulations), 38 (ancillary provision) and 41 (short title) come into force on the day after Royal Assent. Subsection (2) provides that the rest of the Act will come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers by regulations appoint. Subsection (3) provides that regulations made under this section may include transitional, transitory or saving provision and may make different provision for different purposes. Subsection (4) sets out that commencement regulations may amend section 28(6)(a) so that a date for the beginning of the first four year period for a strategic plan is specified, instead of a description of a date, once the date of commencement of section 28 is known.

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