Any subsidiary legislation which requires the approval of the Council has to be submitted to the Council, which may by resolution approve or amend it. Section 35 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance, Cap. 1 provides for the legal basis of such procedure.
To view the terms of the resolutions, click the relevant links in the first column below to go to the Agenda for the relevant resolution. To view the decisions of the Council, read the Official Record of Proceedings of the Legislative Council ("Hansard") of the relevant Council meeting.
Other subsidiary legislation must be laid on the table of the Council, which may amend it either at a Council meeting held not later than 28 days after the tabling of the subsidiary legislation or, if the 28-day period has been extended, at the next Council meeting thereafter, otherwise the subsidiary legislation will continue to operate in accordance with the terms of the subsidiary legislation as published in the Gazette. Section 34 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap. 1) provides for the legal basis of such procedure.
Check the Gazette of the relevant publication date published by the Government for details of the subsidiary legislation.