Revised Editions of Legislation
Singapore’s Acts and subsidiary legislation are revised from time to time by the Law Revision Commission (LRC), under the Revised Edition of the Laws Act. The LRC is headed by the Attorney-General, and comprises 5 other Law Revision Commissioners.
The Legislation Division assists the LRC in preparing the revised editions for approval and publication. The LRC has authority to make clerical, editorial and other changes of a non-substantive nature to legislation. The legislative history is also updated with each revision.
Every revised Act is transmitted to the President, and comes into operation on a date specified by the President by way of an order published in the Gazette. From the date it comes into operation, 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.
The 2020 Revised Edition of Acts will come into operation at the end of 2021. Consisting of about 510 Acts, it will have features such as more informative citations (where Acts are cited by the year of enactment instead of by Chapter Numbers), comprehensive legislative history, and plain English and gender-neutral drafting, as far as possible. We have, however, preserved the language in some Acts for historical and other purposes.
Revised editions of the Acts will be published online at Singapore Statutes Online (https://sso.agc.gov.sg).
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