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BulletSubsidiary Legislation (Year 2008 - 2009)

Bullet The positive vetting procedure
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The positive vetting procedure

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.



By positive vetting procedure:
Government Motion/Resolution House Committee Meeting Legal Service Division Report Council Meeting
Resolution under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (section 29 of Cap. 138)
-Pharmacy and Poisons (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulation 2008
-Poisons List (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulation 2008
10.10.08 LS 1/08-09 22.10.08


The negative vetting procedure

Other subsidiary legislation is first published in the Gazette and then laid on the table of the Council at its meetings. The Council may amend a piece of subsidiary legislation by a resolution passed at a Council meeting held not later than 28 days after the meeting at which it was so laid. This period for scrutinizing and amending subsidiary legislation is called the vetting period.

The vetting period of any subsidiary legislation may be extended by a resolution passed at a Council meeting before its expiry. The vetting period may be extended to the first Council meeting held after the 21st day from the original expiry day.

Unless otherwise provided for in the subsidiary legislation concerned, a piece of subsidiary legislation comes into operation on the day it is published in the Gazette. It continues to operate unless a resolution to amend it has been passed and until the date of publication in the Gazette of such a resolution.

Section 34 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap. 1) provides for the legal basis for the above procedure.

Check the Gazette of the relevant publication date published by the Government for details of the subsidiary legislation.



By negative vetting procedure
Date of tabling
in Council
Subject Gazette date
(Legal Notice No.)
Considered by
House Committee on
Legal Service
Division's report
25.6.08* Inland Revenue (Double Taxation Relief on Income from Aircraft Operations) (United Mexican States) Order 20.6.08
(172/08)
27.6.08
10.10.08
LS 100/07-08
LS 2/08-09
25.6.08* Inland Revenue (Double Taxation Relief on Income from Aircraft Operations) (Republic of Finland) Order 20.6.08
(173/08)
27.6.08
10.10.08
LS 100/07-08
LS 2/08-09
25.6.08* Specification of Arrangements (Government of the Republic of Finland) (Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income from Aircraft Operation) (Revocation) Order 20.6.08
(174/08)
27.6.08
10.10.08
LS 100/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Official Languages (Alteration of Text under Section 4D) (Advocate and Advocacy) Order 27.6.08
(178/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services (Markets) Declaration 2008 27.6.08
(179/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Market (Cessation of Application of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance) Declaration 2008 27.6.08
(180/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services (Cessation of Designation as Public Market) Order 2008 27.6.08
(181/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Amendment of Tenth Schedule) Order 2008 27.6.08
(182/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services (Markets) (No. 2) Declaration 2008 27.6.08
(183/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Domestic Violence (Amendment) Ordinance 2008 (Commencement) Notice 27.6.08
(184/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
2.7.08* Food Business (Amendment) Regulation 2008
( with resolution moved on it )
27.6.08
(185/08)
4.7.08
10.10.08
LS 102/07-08
LS 2/08-09
9.7.08* Country Parks (Lantau North (Extension) Country Park Designation) Order 2008 4.7.08
(190/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
9.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services (Designation of Public Markets) Order 2008 4.7.08
(191/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
9.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services (Designation of Public Markets) (No. 2) Order 2008 4.7.08
(192/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
9.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Amendment of Tenth Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2008 4.7.08
(193/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
9.7.08* Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Amendment of Tenth Schedule) (No. 3) Order 2008 4.7.08
(194/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
9.7.08* Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Commencement) Notice 4.7.08
(195/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
16.7.08* Antiquities and Monuments (Withdrawal of Declaration of Proposed Monument) (No. 45 Stubbs Road) Notice 11.7.08
(200/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
16.7.08* Antiquities and Monuments (Declaration of Historical Buildings) (No. 2) Notice 2008 11.7.08
(201/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
16.7.08* Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Commencement) Notice 11.7.08
(202/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
16.7.08* Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Commencement) Notice 11.7.08
(203/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Employees Retraining Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 3) Notice 2008 1.8.08
(208/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Import and Export (General) Regulations (Amendment of Seventh Schedule) Notice 2008 8.8.08
(209/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Admission and Registration (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2002 (Commencement) Notice 5.9.08
(211/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Legal Practitioners (Risk Management Education) Rules (Appointment of Commencement Date) Notice 2008 5.9.08
(212/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Fugitive Offenders (Transnational Organized Crime) Order (Commencement) Notice 19.9.08
(213/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Transnational Organized Crime) Order (Commencement) Notice 19.9.08
(214/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2008 23.9.08
(215/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Convention) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008 26.9.08
(216/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Building (Planning) (Amendment) Regulation 2008 (Commencement) Notice 26.9.08
(217/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Broadcasting (Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2008 3.10.08
(218/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulation 2008 3.10.08
(219/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Tate's Cairn Tunnel Ordinance (Replacement of Schedule) Notice 2008 3.10.08
(220/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 2008 (Commencement) Notice 3.10.08
(221/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
8.10.08 Race Discrimination Ordinance (Commencement) Notice 2008 3.10.08
(222/08)
10.10.08 LS 2/08-09
15.10.08 Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 (Amendment) Order 2008 (Commencement) Notice 10.10.2008
(223/08)
17.10.08 LS 4/08-09
22.10.08 Employees Retraining Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) (No. 2) Notice 2008 17.10.2008
(224/08)
24.10.08 LS 6/08-09
22.10.08 Buildings (Amendment) Ordinance 2008 (Commencement) Notice 2008 17.10.2008
(225/08)
24.10.08 LS 6/08-09
22.10.08 Fugitive Offenders (Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships) Order (Commencement) Notice 17.10.2008
(226/08)
24.10.08 LS 6/08-09
29.10.08 Airport Authority Ordinance (Map of Restricted Area) (Amendment) Order 2008 24.10.08
(228/08)
7.11.08 LS 8/08-09
29.10.08 Census and Statistics (Quarterly Survey of Service Industries) (Amendment) Order 2008 24.10.08
(229/08)
7.11.08 LS 8/08-09
29.10.08 Road Traffic (Traffic Control) (Designation of Prohibited and Restricted Zones) (Amendment) Notice 2008 24.10.08
(230/08)
7.11.08 LS 8/08-09
29.10.08 Waste Disposal (Designated Waste Disposal Facility) Regulation (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2008 24.10.08
(231/08)
7.11.08 LS 8/08-09
29.10.08 Waste Disposal (Charges for Disposal of Construction Waste) Regulation (Amendment of Schedule 4) Notice 2008 24.10.08
(232/08)
7.11.08 LS 8/08-09
12.11.08 Allowances to Jurors (Amendment) Order 2008 7.11.08
(240/08)


12.11.08 Antiquities and Monuments (Declaration of Historical Buildings) (No. 3) Notice 2008 7.11.08
(241/08)




* 2007-2008 LegCo session