Rubber Association of Singapore (Incorporation) Bill

Bill No. 22/1967

Read the first time on 7th September 1967.
An Act to provide for the incorporation of the Rubber Association of Singapore as a body corporate, for the conducting of a rubber market in Singapore, for the promotion and regulation of the rubber trade and industry, for the establishment of a Singapore Rubber Fund and for matters incidental thereto.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.—(1)  This Act may be cited as the Rubber Association of Singapore (Incorporation) Act, 1967, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
(2)  The Minister may appoint different dates for the coming into operation of the different Parts or provisions of this Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Association” means the Rubber Association of Singapore before its incorporation as a body corporate under this Act;
“body corporate” means any body corporate wherever established, registered or incorporated under the provisions of any written law, Royal Charter or other instrument;
“by-laws” means any by-laws made by the Committee pursuant to the powers conferred upon it by the Corporation;
“Committee” means the Management Committee constituted under section 10 of this Act;
“Corporation” means the Rubber Association of Singapore constituted under section 3 of this Act;
“member” means a person whose name appears in the register as a member in any class or category and includes any two or more persons whose names are registered together as joint members;
“person” means an individual, any company or body corporate and includes a partnership firm;
“register” means the register of members kept pursuant to section 9 of this Act;
“regulations” means regulations made by the Committee pursuant to the powers conferred upon it by the Corporation;
“rubber” includes marketable rubber prepared from the leaves, bark or latex of any rubber plant and the latex of such plant whether fluid or coagulated in any stage of the treatment to which it is subjected during the process of conversion into marketable rubber but it does not include any manufactured article wholly or partly made of rubber;
“rubber plant” includes any of the following: —
(a)Heavea Brasiliensis (Para Rubber);
(b)Manihot Glaziovii (Ceara Rubber);
(c)Castilloa Elastica;
(d)Ficus Elastica (Rambong);
(e)any other plant which the Minister by notification in the Gazette declares to be a rubber plant for the purposes of this Act;
“rules” mean rules made pursuant to this Act;
“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Corporation appointed pursuant to the rules.