The Local Governance (Amendment) Act, 2016

AN ACT to Amend the Local Governance Act and to
provide for connected matters.
BE IT ENACTED by The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of
Representatives of Jamaica, and by the authority of the same, as
Short title and
1. This Act may be cited as the Local Governance (Amendment) Act,
2016, and shall be read and construed as one with the Local Governance
Act (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).
Amendment of
section 5 of
principal Act.
2. Section 5 of the principal Act is amended
(a) in subsection (3), by inserting next after the words “(repealed by
section 53 of this Act)” the words “, subject to subsection (3A)”;
(b) by inserting next after subsection (3) the following subsection
(3A) Without prejudice to any power conferred by
section 8 or 8A, the area specified in Part II(A) of the First
Schedule and delineated on the map set out in Part II(B) of the
First Schedule shall be the area of the Municipality of
Portmore. and;
(c) in subsection (4), by inserting next after the words “set out in” the
words “Part I of”.
Insertion of new
section 8A in
principal Act.
3. The principal Act is amended by inserting next after section 8 the
following section -
Alteration of
boundaries of
8A. - (1) Where an order is made under
section 8(1) in respect of a City Municipality or

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