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Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012 (2012 anaw 2).

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This Act concerns certain regulatory powers of local government authorities, the supevision by the Welsh Minister concerning such powers and other related matters. It: (a) reforms procedures for the making byelaws in Wales, including removing a requirement for confirmation of byelaws by the Welsh Ministers; (b) enables certain byelaws to be enforced by fixed penalty notices; (c) requires authorities that make byelaws to have regard to any guidance given by the Welsh Ministers on procedure; (d) restates for Wales a general power to make byelaws. Each of the following is a legislating authority for the purposes of this Act: (a) a council for a county or county borough in Wales; (b) a community council; (c) a National Park authority in Wales; (d) the Countryside Council for Wales. A council for a county or county borough in Wales may make byelaws : (a) for the good rule and government of the whole or any part of its area; (b) for the prevention and suppression of nuisances in its area. Schedule 1 sets out the lists of byelaw making powers.
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An Act of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision for the powers of county councils, county borough councils, community councils and other public bodies to make byelaws; the procedure for making byelaws; the enforcement of byelaws; and for connected purposes.
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Legislation Amendment