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Civil Defence and Other Matters Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Civil Defence Act, the Immigration Act, the Police Force Act and the Prisons Act, and to make related amendments to the Enlistment Act.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 3; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act and the Sale of Commercial Properties Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 1; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Extradition Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Notification 2019

This Notification comes into operation on 8 January 2019.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 18; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Act (Amendment of Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 28 December 2018.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 871; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Electricity (Cable Detection Workers) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 863; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Carbon Pricing (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 859; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Vulnerable Adults (Bail and Personal Bond) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 19 December 2018.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 831; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Vulnerable Adults (Notice to Attend Court) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 19 December 2018.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 832; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Vulnerable Adults (Review Board) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 19 December 2018.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 829; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Vulnerable Adults Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that the Vulnerable Adults Act of 2018 comes into operation on 19 December 2018.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 828; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Infrastructure Protection (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 18 December 2018.
Date: 17 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 817; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Infrastructure Protection (Designation of Special Developments) Order 2018

This is to notify that every new development which satisfies certain conditions is designated as a special development under the Infrastructure Protection Act 2017.
Date: 17 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 819; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Entertainments (Exemption) (Educational Institutions) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 December 2018.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 814; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Entertainments and Meetings (Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 December 2018.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 813; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

United Nations (Sanctions - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 14 December 2018.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 810; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore Academy of Law (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2018.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 775; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Town Council of Tampines (Conservancy and Service Charges) (Amendment No. 2) By-laws 2018

These By-laws come into operation on 29 November 2018.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 778; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Prisons (Appointment of Lock-ups to be Places of Confinement) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 25 November 2018.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 758; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Prisons (Police Lock-ups) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 25 November 2018.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 757; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act in order to regulate the transport within Singapore by road of certain prescribed scheduled chemicals.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 50/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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