Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 9/1981

Read the first time on 16th March 1981.
An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act (Chapter 147 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act, 1981.
Amendment of section 21
2.  Section 21 of the Stamp Duties Act (referred to in this Act as the principal Act) is amended by deleting the words “made in Singapore under seal or under hand only,” in subsection (1).
Amendment of section 47
3.  Section 47 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately before the word “cheque” in paragraph (a), the word “receipt,”.
Amendment of section 59
4.  Section 59 of the principal Act is amended by deleting the full-stop at the end and substituting a colon, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following proviso: —
Provided that when as a result of unavoidable circumstances an application cannot be made within the period of six months, the Commissioner may, in his discretion, allow the application to be made within such further period as the Commissioner considers reasonable.”.
Amendment of section 68
5.  Section 68 of the principal Act is amended by deleting subsection (2).
Miscellaneous amendments
6.  The provisions of the principal Act specified in the Schedule to this Act are amended in the manner set out in that Schedule.