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NO. 17]Friday, May 11 [2001

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 19th April 2001 and assented to by the President on 30th April 2001:—
Singapore Land Authority Act 2001

(No. 17 of 2001)

I assent.

30th April 2001.
Date of Commencement: 1st June 2001
An Act to establish and incorporate the Singapore Land Authority, to provide for its functions and powers, and for matters connected therewith; and to make consequential amendments to certain other written laws.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Land Authority Act 2001 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“appointed day” means the date of commencement of this Act;
“Authority” means the Singapore Land Authority established under section 3;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority and includes any temporary Chairman of the Authority;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Authority appointed under section 11 and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“debenture” includes debenture stock;
“Deputy Chairman” means the Deputy Chairman of the Authority and includes any temporary Deputy Chairman of the Authority;
“land” includes foreshores and any interest in land;
“member” means any member of the Authority;
“public authority” means any board, body or authority established by or under any written law to perform or discharge any public function;
“securities”, in relation to a company, includes shares, debentures, bonds and other securities of the company, whether or not constituting a charge on the assets of the company;
“shares” includes stock;
“State land” means all land in Singapore except —
(a)land lawfully granted, or contracted to be granted, in fees simple or in estate in perpetuity by or on behalf of the Government;
(b)land subject to any agreement, lease or licence lawfully granted by or on behalf of the Government; and
(c)land dedicated as national parks or nature reserves,
and includes any land which, having been granted or held under any agreement, lease or licence, has been lawfully surrendered or resumed or compulsorily acquired, and any land which, having been lawfully held by any person for any estate or interest, has been or are lawfully forfeited to, or by any means have reverted or revert to the Government;
“State title” includes any grant in fee simple or estate in perpetuity, any State lease (of whatever tenure) and any temporary occupation licence.