REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 31]Friday, September 13 [2019

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 6 August 2019 and assented to by the President on 29 August 2019:—
Home Team Science and
Technology Agency Act 2019

(No. 21 of 2019)


I assent.

HALIMAH YACOB,
President.
29 August 2019.
An Act to establish the Home Team Science and Technology Agency and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act is the Home Team Science and Technology Agency Act 2019 and comes into operation on a date that the Minister appoints by notification in the Gazette.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Agency” means the Home Team Science and Technology Agency established by section 3;
“Chairperson”, in relation to the Agency, means the member of the Agency who is appointed under section 12 as the Chairperson of the Agency, and includes any person appointed under section 14 to act in that capacity;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Agency appointed under section 29, and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“committee” means a committee of the Agency appointed under section 27;
“committee member” means an individual appointed to be a member of a committee;
“Deputy Chairperson”, in relation to the Agency, means a member of the Agency who is appointed under section 12 as a Deputy Chairperson of the Agency;
“forensic purpose” means —
(a)investigating an offence or a suspected offence under any written law or offences generally;
(b)investigating the death of an individual or identifying a deceased individual;
(c)investigating the whereabouts of or identifying a missing individual; or
(d)investigating the cause or origin of any fire;
“framework contract” means a contract between one or more procuring organisations in the Singapore public sector and one or more suppliers the purpose of which is to establish the terms governing orders for the supply of goods, works or services to be placed during a fixed period;
“functions”, in relation to the Agency, means functions conferred on the Agency by this Act or any other Act;
“Home Team agency” means any department of the Government within the Ministry of Home Affairs;
“member”, in relation to the Agency, means a member of the Agency appointed under section 10, and includes any person appointed under section 14 to act in that capacity;
“public body” has the meaning given by the Public Sector (Governance) Act 2018 (Act 5 of 2018);
“public security purpose” means —
(a)the maintaining of law and order and the preserving or restoring of public peace and safety in Singapore;
(b)the prevention and detection of crimes and offences under any written law; or
(c)the prevention of, and the response to, any serious incident within the meaning of section 3 of the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Act 2018 (Act 26 of 2018);
“Singapore public sector” has the meaning given by the Public Sector (Governance) Act 2018;
“transfer date” means a date specified by the Minister by order in the Gazette for the purposes of Part 8.