Community Disputes Resolution Bill

Bill No. 4/2015

Read the first time on 19th January 2015.
An Act to facilitate the resolution of community disputes by providing for a statutory tort for community disputes and for the establishment of Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals to deal with such disputes, and for matters connected therewith, and to make consequential and related 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 Community Disputes Resolution Act 2015 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
General interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“claim” includes a counterclaim;
“Community Disputes Resolution Tribunal” or “tribunal” means a State Court designated under section 14 as a Community Disputes Resolution Tribunal;
“Community Mediation Centre” means a Community Mediation Centre established under section 3 of the Community Mediation Centres Act (Cap. 49A);
“Registrar” means the registrar of the State Courts appointed under section 12 of the State Courts Act (Cap. 321) and includes a deputy registrar appointed under that section;
“Registry” means the Registry of the State Courts.