Public Notaries Act 1997 – Section 18 – Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions

Section 18 of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) establishes that all “savings, transitional and other provisions” are contained in the First Schedule to this Act.

Such provisions are usually incorporated into a Schedule of an Act if and when the provisions of an Act it is repealing or replacing are effected in some way. For example, the Act which is coming into force may impact on the operation or existence of some related legislative scheme.

In such a situation, legal anomalies, paradoxes or so-called ‘loop holes’ may unintentionally occur. The “savings, transitional and other provisions” are intended to deal with these problems. Often, these provisions only last a certain time or may expire when some condition is met, thus becoming a ‘dead letter.’

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The descriptive information published on this website is based on reprint No. 1 (9 May 2006) of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) as in force at 17 July 2009. This brief article is provided to the public for general knowledge purposes only and is under no circumstances to be treated as legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.