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 Inline history notes for reprints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding legislative information on this website

 

Historical and other legislative information is available on this website for all Queensland legislation and reprints (except backcaptured files). This information was previously found in the Current and Repealed annotations publications and in the endnotes for reprints.

Legislative information at the document level is now available via the Legislative history button on the status information page for Bills, Acts, subordinate legislation (SL) and reprints. The history of changes in reprints at the provision level, previously available in the endnotes List of annotations, is now available as history notes’ displayed ‘inline’ within the text of a reprint.

For principal Bills/Acts and principal SL and the reprints of that legislation, the legislative history is cumulative over the legislation’s lifecycle.

For amendment Bills/Acts, amendment SL, proclamations and postponement regulations, the legislative history ends when all provisions have commenced (though the legislative history for the affected reprints will change).

 

Legislative history for Bills and Acts

Principal Bills and Acts

Note: ‘Amendment’ does not generally appear in the name of a principal Bill or Act.

The content of the legislative history for principal Bills/Acts depends on what stage of the legislation lifecycle has been reached. Information about the Bill builds to become information about the Act as passed which, in turn, builds to become information about reprints of the Act.

To find the legislative history and information to date for principal Bills and Acts, find the principal Bill or principal Act you want and navigate to the status information page— 

  • Click on the Legislative history button.

  • Find dates and documents relating to passage of the Bill at the bottom of the legislative history page.

    Note: Documents for the 3rd reading stage are available only if the Bill was amended during passage.

  • Find the Minister and agency responsible for administering the Act at the very top of the legislative history page.

    Note: This information also appears at the top of the status information page.

  • Find cumulative information about reprints of the Act starting near the top of the legislative history page—

    • Table of reprints—details of each reprint produced, including the reprint (current as at) date, which amendments or other changes were consolidated and notes about the reprint
    • List of Legislation—details of all amendments to the Act and commencement information, arranged chronologically; a list of introduced Bills that include amendments to the Act.

       

Amendment Bills and Acts

Notes:

  • ‘Amendment’ generally appears in the name of an amendment Bill or Act.

  • Under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, section 22C, an amending Act is automatically repealed after all its provisions have commenced.

The content of the legislative history for amendment Bills/Acts ends when all provisions of the Act have commenced.

To find the legislative history and information for amendment Bills/Acts, find the amendment Bill or amendment Act you want and navigate to the status information page— 

  • Click on the Legislative history button.

  • Find dates and documents relating to passage of the Bill at the bottom of the legislative history page.

    Note: Documents for the 3rd reading stage are available only if the Bill was amended during passage.

  • Find commencement details for the Act at the top of the legislative history page.

 

Legislative history for subordinate legislation (SL)

Principal SL

Note: ‘Amendment’ does not generally appear in the name of a principal SL.

The content of the legislative history for principal SL depends on what stage of the legislation lifecycle has been reached. Information about the SL builds to become information about the reprints.

To find the legislative history and information to date for principal SL, find the principal SL you want and navigate to the status information page— 

  • Click on the Legislative history link.

  • Find dates and documents relating to notification of the SL at the bottom of the legislative history page.

  • Find cumulative information about reprints of the SL starting near the top of the legislative history page—

    • Table of reprints—details of each reprint produced, including the reprint (current as at) date, which amendments or other changes were consolidated and notes about the reprint

    • List of Legislation—details of all amendments of the SL and commencement information, arranged chronologically; a list of introduced Bills that include amendments of the SL.

      Note:

      • Expiry dates for principal SL reprinted recently can be found on the status information page.

 

Amendment SL, proclamations and postponement regulations

Notes:

  • ‘Amendment’ generally appears in the name of an amendment SL.

  • Under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, section 22C, as applied to subordinate legislation, amendment SL is automatically repealed after all its provisions have commenced.

  • Under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, section 39A, a proclamation is automatically repealed after the last commencement.

  • We do not amend or reprint postponement regulations made under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, section 56A.

The content of the legislative history for amendment SL, proclamations and postponement regulations ends when all provisions have commenced.

To find the legislative history and information for amendment SL, proclamations and postponement regulations, find the SL you want and navigate to the status information page— 

  • Click on the Legislative history button.

  • Find dates and documents relating to notification of the SL on the legislative history page.

  • Find commencement details for the SL (except proclamations) at the top of the legislative history page.

 

Legislative history for reprints

The content of the legislative history for reprints of Acts or SL builds as the legislation is amended.

To find the legislative history and information to date for reprints, find the reprint you want and navigate to the status information page— 

  • Click on the Legislative history button.

  • For reprints of Acts—

    • Find dates and documents relating to passage of the Bill for the Act at the bottom of the legislative history page.

      Note: Documents for the 3rd reading stage are available only if the Bill was amended during passage.

    • Find the Minister and agency responsible for administering the Act at the very top of the legislative history page.

      Note: This information also appears at the top of the status information page.

  • For reprints of SL, find dates and documents relating to notification of the SL at the bottom of the legislative history page.

  • Starting near the top of the page, find cumulative information about the reprint—

    • Table of reprints—details of each reprint produced, including the reprint (current as at) date, which amendments or other changes were consolidated and notes about the reprint

    • List of Legislation—details of all amendments of the Act or SL and commencement information, arranged chronologically; a list of introduced Bills that include amendments of the Act or SL.

 

Inline history notes for reprints

The history of amendments at the provision level of a reprint are called history notes. History notes are displayed ‘inline’ in the HTML version of the reprint i.e. embedded in the text of the reprint but able to be turned on or off while viewing the reprint.

Note: History notes are not included in the PDF versions of reprints.

How do I find the history notes in a reprint? 

To turn on the history notes in the reprint you are viewing—

  • Click the Turn history notes on button.

    • If there are history notes for a provision, they are displayed immediately under the relevant provision in blue and green print.

    • History notes for amended definitions are displayed under the definition.

    • You can display the history notes for the whole reprint or just one provision.

  • Turn the history notes off again by clicking the Turn history notes off button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last updated 2 March 2018 at 17:38