Constitution Amendment Act, 1976
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:―
2. The following section is hereby substituted for section 60 of the principal Act:
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.
3. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1976.