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Revised Editions of Legislation

Singapore’s Acts and subsidiary legislation are revised regularly by the Law Revision Commission (LRC), under the Revised Edition of the Laws Act. The LRC is headed by the Attorney-General, and comprises four other Law Revision Commissioners, namely the Deputy Attorney-General (ex-officio), the Solicitor-General (ex-officio), Chief Legislative Counsel Mrs Owi Beng Ki (ex-officio) and Parliamentary Counsel (Special Projects) Mr Charles Lim.

The Legislation Division assists the LRC in revising the legislation of Singapore to make it more user-friendly. New Acts, subsidiary legislation and heavily amended legislation are revised regularly. Legislative history is also updated with each revision. The LRC has authority to make clerical, editorial and other changes of a non-substantive nature to legislation.

Every revised Act is transmitted to the President, and comes into force on a date specified by the President by way of an order published in the Gazette. The revised edition of Acts and subsidiary legislation is authoritative and is, in all courts and for all purposes, the sole and only proper law in respect of those Acts and subsidiary legislation.

For information on publication and sale of revised editions of legislation, please visit the Government Printer’s eGazette website at http://www.egazette.com.sg.

You may also find out about the latest revised editions of legislation from the AGC Singapore Statutes Online

Hard copies of legislation may be purchased from the Government Printer:

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Last updated / reviewed on 4 Jul 2017