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CAP. LXVIII.
An Act to provide for the distribution of the Printed Copies of the
Laws.

[291h March, 1845.]

ves, may be applicable to the Printed -

W H EREAS it is doubtful how far the Laws of Upper or Lower Canada res- Preamble.

pectively, concerning the custody and distribution of the Printed Acts of the
Legislature of those Provinces, may be applicable to the Printed Acts of the Legisla-
ture of Canada, and it is expedient to make better provision for the distribution of
the Printed Acts of the Legislature, and for that purpose to repeal the Acts or
Laws which may be now in force with regard to such distribution: Be it therefore
enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and con-
sent of the Legislative Council, and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act
passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and
intituled, An Act to Re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for
the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same,
That the Act of the Legislature of the late Province of Lower Canada, passed in

Act of L. C.
the second year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, and 2 Will. 4. cap.
intituled, An Act to repeal a certain Act therein mentioned, and to provide for the
more certain and expeditious distribution of the Printed Acts of the Legislature of this
Province ; and the third section of the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the
thirty-fourth year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, and intituled, Sect. 3 of Act
An Act to provide for the publication of certain Laws, and for the printing und dis- of L. C. 34

Geo. 3. cap. 1.
tributing to certain persons, for the purpose of public information, all Laws that have
becn or shall be passed in the Legislalure of this Province, under the present Constitu-
tion; and the second section of the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the forty- Sect. 2 of Act
third year of the Reign last aforesaid, and intituled, An Act for the more ample à

publication

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publication of certain Acts of the Provincial Parliament ; and the third section of the
F Act Act of the Legislature of the late Province of Upper Canada, passed in the forty-.
of U C.41, fourth year of the Reign last aforesaid, and intituled, An Act to promulgate the

Provincial Statutes, and also to repeal so much of an Act passed in the forty-first
The said Acts year of the Reign of His present Mujesly, as relates to Printing the Journals, and so
and parts of

much of any other Act or Law in force in this Province, as may relate to the cus-
Acts repealed.

tody or distribution of the Printed Acts of the Legislature, or to the Adıninistra-
tive Bodies, Officers, or persons who are to receive copies thereof at the expense

of the Province, shall be, and the said Acts or provisions of Law are hereby re-
Proviso. pealed : Provided always, that the repeal thereof shall not revive any Act or pro-

vision thereby repealed.

Certified co-
pies of Acts.

II. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Legislative
Council to furnishi Her Majesty's Printer with a certified copy of each and every
Act of the Provincial Parliament, so soon as the saine shall have received thie
Royal assent, or if the Bill shall bave been reserved, so soon as the Royal assent
thereto shall have been proclaimed in this Province.

shall be distri.

The Queen's III. And be it enacted, That Her Majesty's Printer, from time to time hereaf-
Printer sball
distribute the

ter, shall, immediately after the close of each Session of the Provincial Parlianient,
Laws printed or so soon after as may be practicable, deliver or transmit by Post, or otherwise,
by bin in the
mo-t econuni.

in the most economical mode, the proper number of printed copies of the Acts of
cal manner. the Legislature of the said Province in the English language or French language,

or both languages, to be printed by him at the public expensc, to the parties here.
To whom inafter mentioned, that is to say : To the Members of the two Houses of the Le-
such Laws

gislature respectively, such numbers of copies each, as may from time to time be
buied. directed by any joint Resolution of the said Houses, or in default of such Resolu-

tion, in such numbers as shall be directed by any Order of the Governor in Coun-
cil,—to such Public Departinents, Administrative Bodies and Officers, throughout

the Province, as may be specified in any Order to be for that purpose made from
Proviso, as to time to time by the Governor in Council : Provided, nevertheless, in case any Bill
Bills sanction- or Bills shall receive the Royal assent during and before the termination or any
ed before the
close of any Session of the Provincial Parliament, Her Majesty's Printer shall, on inimation
session.

to that effect from the Secretary of the Province, cause distribution to be made of
such number of copies thereof, to the same parties, and in like manner as is here:
inbefore provided, in regard to the Act or Acts of any Session of the Provincial
Parliament; any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

Secretary to
furnish the
Queen's Prin.
ter with pro-
per lists and

IV. And be it enacted, That the Secretary of the said Province shall, within
fifteen days after the close of each Session of the Provincial l'arliament, transmit
to Her Majesty's Printer a list of all the Public Departments, Adininistrative Bodies

and

and Officers to whom such copies are to be transmitted as aforesaid, and shall copies of Or

i ders in Coun also, from time to time, as occasion may require, furnish him with copies of all cil. Orders in Council made, under the provisions of this Act.

for.

V. And be it enacted, That if after the distribution of the said Printed Acts as Distribution aforesaid, any copies shall remain in the hands of Her Majesty's Printer, it shall of copies re

maining on be lawful for him to deliver any number thereof to any person or persons to whom hand provided, he may be authorized to deliver the same by order of the Governor, on notice for thereof by the Secretary of the Province, or to the Members of the Legislative Council or of the Legislative Assembly, on the order of the Speaker of the said Houses respectively.

VI. And be it enacted, That Her Majesty's Printer shall, before the opening of Queen's Prin. each Session of the Provincial Parliament, make a Report in Triplicate to the ter to report

to the GoverGovernor of the said Province, (to be by him laid before each of the other Branches nor the numof the Legislature within fifteen days after the opening of such Session,) shewing

ber of copies

issued by him the number of copies of the Acts of each Session which have been printed and dis- and to whom. tributed by him since the then last Session and the Departments, Administrative Bodies, Officers, and persons to whom the same have been distributed, the number of copies delivered to each, and under what authority, and the numbers of copies of the Acts of each Session then remaining in his hands, and containing also a detailed account of the expenses by him actually incurred in carrying this Act into effect, to the end that provision may be made for defraying the same, after such account shall have been duly audited and allowed.

MONTREAL :-Printed by STEWART DERBISHIRE and GEORGE DESBARATS,

Law Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

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