Light Dues Bill

Bill No. 19/1969

Read the first time on 15th October 1969.
An Act to establish a corporation to be known as the Singapore Light Dues Board and to repeal and re-enact with amendments the Light Dues Ordinance, 1957 (No. 6 of 1957).
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 Light Dues Act, 1969, 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 —
“the Board” means the Singapore Light Dues Board established under section 3 of this Act;
“Director of Marine” means the Director of Marine appointed under section 9 of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Cap. 207);
“the Fund” means the Light Dues Fund established under section 20 of this Act;
“light dues” means the light dues payable under section 22 of this Act;
“ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation and not propelled by oars;
“Singapore” means the Republic of Singapore and shall be deemed to include the Island of Singapore and all islands and places which on the 2nd day of June 1959, were administered as part of Singapore and all territorial waters adjacent thereto;
“vessel” includes any ship or boat or any other description of vessel used in navigation.