ART UNIONS LEGALIZATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Art Union Associations legalized, if licensed or constituted under this Act

   3   Certificate of record of licence or deed

   4   Freedom of licence, etc from stamp duty

THE ART UNIONS LEGALIZATION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 12th May, 1890]

Cap 23.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Art Unions Legalization Act.

2   Art Union Associations legalized, if licensed or constituted under this Act

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   All voluntary associations as aforesaid which may be constituted according to the provisions hereinafter contained shall be deemed to be lawful associations; and the members of and subscribers and contributors to all such lawful associations, and all persons acting under their authority or on their behalf for the purposes aforesaid, shall be freed and discharged from all pains and penalties, suits, prosecutions and liabilities, to which by any enactment now or hereafter to be in force they would be liable, but for the passing of this Act, as being concerned in illegal lotteries or other unlawful games, by reason of anything done or which may be done by them or any of them in furtherance of the allotment or distribution, by scheme or otherwise, of statuary, paintings, drawings or other works of art, or of the allotment or distribution of sums of money as prizes to be expended for their purchase:

   Provided always that a licence shall have been first obtained for the incorporation of any such association from the Minister, or provided that the deed of partnership or other instrument or instruments constituting such association, and the rules and regulations relating to the proceedings of such association for such purposes as aforesaid, shall have been submitted to the consideration of and be approved by the Minister, and a copy of such licence, deed or instrument, shall be recorded at length in the Record Office of this Island, and that it shall be expressed in such licence deed or instrument that a Commission may at any time and from time to time be appointed under the provisions of the Commissions of Enquiry Act, for the consideration of the conduct and proceedings of any such association, with power, when it shall appear to such Commission that any such association is perverted from the purposes of this Act, to certify the fact to the Minister and thereupon it shall be lawful for the Minister to revoke or annul the licence, deed or instrument, under which the association so offending is constituted; and nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to apply to any association whose licence, deed or other instrument, shall have been so revoked or annulled.

3   Certificate of record of licence or deed

Publication thereof. Evidence thereof.

   Upon the recording of the licence, deed or instrument, or instruments, constituting any such association as aforesaid, the Deputy Keeper of the Records shall give to the Secretary of the association a certificate that the same has been so recorded, and shall cause a copy thereof to be inserted in the Gazette, and such certificate, or a copy of the Gazette containing the publication thereof, shall be received by all Courts in this Island, without proof of the signature, as evidence of the association having been duly constituted under this Act.

4   Freedom of licence, etc from stamp duty

   Every licence granted by the Minister, or deed of partnership, or other instrument or instruments constituting an association under this Act, and every certificate to be given by the Deputy Keeper of the Records as aforesaid shall be exempt from stamp duty.

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