LGST 555
Drafting Preliminary, Amending, and Final Provisions (OCW)

 

LGST 555
Drafting Preliminary, Amending, and Final Provisions (OCW)

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Module 1: Section 1

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What are preliminary and final provisions and what other explanatory material may be included?

This Section describes the nature and conventional arrangement of technical provisions that commonly appear at the beginning or the end of legislation. Some of these features are provided as a matter of course; others are not essential, but facilitate the use the legislation.

Section Objectives

This Section is designed to enable you to do the following:

  • find out what matters are included in preliminary and final provisions in your jurisdiction and how they are arranged;
  • become familiar with the kinds of explanatory material that may accompany legislation.

Essential Questions

The following questions are considered in this Section:

  1. Preliminary and Final Provisions
    • What matters are usually contained in preliminary or final provisions?
    • How are preliminary and final provisions arranged?
  2. Explanatory Material
    • What is a road map and what purposes does it serve?
    • What other explanatory material may be included?

Studying this Section

This is a short introductory section that you should be able to complete quickly. Most of the legislative features described are developed in subsequent sections. However, one feature, road maps, is an innovative provision used in some jurisdictions to help readers find their way around substantial or complex legislation. It is described at some length in this Section.

The discussion of explanatory material may require a little more attention as this is not elaborated elsewhere. In both cases, it is important to familiarise yourself with local practice.

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