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Liquor Act, No. 59 of 2003

Long title


To establish national norms and standards in order to maintain economic unity within the liquor industry; to provide for essential national standards and minimum standards required for the rendering of services; to provide for measures to promote co-operative government in the area of liquor regulation; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS, INTERPRETATION, OBJECTS AND APPLICATION OF ACT
1. Definitions and interpretation
2. Objects of Act
3. Application of Act

CHAPTER 2. NATIONAL LIQUOR POLICY
4. Regulation of manufacture and distribution of liquor
5. Regulation of methylated spirits
6. Prohibition of impotable substance
7. Registered activities from registered premises
8. Prohibitions regarding employment in liquor industry
9. Advertising restrictions
10. Prohibition of supply of liquor or methylated spirits to minor

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRATION AS MANUFACTURER AND DISTRIBUTOR
11. Categories of registration and qualifications
12. Determination of application
13. Conditions of registration
14. Certificate, validity, and public notice of registration
15. Transfer of registration
16. Variation of conditions of registration
17. Death, insolvency or incapability of registered person
18. Application, registration and renewal fees
19. Conditions of licence
20. Cancellation of registration
21. Voluntary cancellation
22. Cancellation as consequence of sequestration or winding-up
23. National record of registrations
24. Review or appeal of Minister’s decisions

CHAPTER 4. COMPLIANCE
25. Designation of inspectors
26. Functions of inspectors
27. Entry of premises with warrant
28. Entry of premises without warrant
29. Use of force
30. Duty to produce documents, answer questions and assist inspector
31. Compliance notices
32. Objection to compliance notice
33. Review or appeal of Minister’s decisions

CHAPTER 5. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
34. Offences
35. Penalties and forfeiture
36. Imputation of criminal liability

CHAPTER 6. NATIONAL LIQUOR POLICY COUNCIL
37. Establishment of Council
38. Composition of Council
39.. Functions of Council
40. Proceedings

CHAPTER 7. REGULATIONS AND NOTICES
41. Public health considerations
42. Power to issue regulations and notices
43. Procedure when issuing regulations

CHAPTER 8. GENERAL PROVISIONS
44. Limitation of liability
45. Delegation of power
46. Repeal of laws
47. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS [s46*]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. REPEAL OF LAWS [s46]
 
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