Constitution of the Senate Act, 1920

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Constitution of the Senate Act, 1920
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
Act No. 9 of 1920. First published on 29 May 1920 in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 1058, and came into force upon publication. Repealed on 31 May 1961 by the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961.

Act

To remove doubts as to the date of the expiry of the period for the present constitution of the Senate.



(Assented to 29th May, 1920.)
(Signed by the Governor-General in English.)


Whereas doubts have arisen as to the date of the expiry of the period for the present constitution of the Senate:

And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts:

Be it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows:―


Date of expiry of period of constitution of Senate.

1. The period of ten years provided for the constitution of the Senate by section twenty-four of the South Africa Act 1909 and referred to at the commencement of section twenty-five of that Act is hereby declared to expire on the thirty-first day of October, 1920.


Term of office of certain Senators extended.

2. The term of office of any Senator who would but for the passing of this Act have vacated his seat owing to effluxion of time before the thirty-first day of October, 1920, is hereby extended to that date.


Short title.

3. This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Constitution of the Senate Act, 1920.

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