Constitution Amendment Act, 1976

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Constitution Amendment Act, 1976
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 60 of 1976. First published on 14 May 1976 in Government Gazette No. 5117, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 3 September 1984 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1983.

Act

To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, so as to repeal section 32; to further define bills which may originate only in the House of Assembly; to provide that certain bills may be initiated in the Senate by a Minister only; and to provide for incidental matters.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 4 May 1976.)


Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―


Repeal of section 32 of Act 32 of 1961.

1. Section 32 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), is hereby repealed.


Substitution of section 60 of Act 32 of 1961.

2. The following section is hereby substituted for section 60 of the principal Act:

“Money bills.

60. (1) Bills appropriating revenue or moneys for the ordinary annual services of the Government or imposing taxation only, shall originate only in the House of Assembly.

(2) A bill appropriating revenue or moneys for the services of the Government or imposing taxation, other than a bill contemplated in subsection (1), may be initiated in the Senate by a Minister only.

(3) The Senate may not amend any bills so far as they impose taxation or charges, or appropriate revenue or moneys for the services of the Government.

(4) A bill shall not be deemed to appropriate revenue or moneys or to impose taxation or charges by reason only of its containing provisions for the imposition or appropriation of fines or other pecuniary penalties.


Short title.

3. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1976.

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