The Attorney-General’s Chambers is the legal adviser to the Government and is not authorised to advise private organisations or individuals.
If you require advice on the application or interpretation of any legislation, you should consult a lawyer. If you cannot afford to engage a lawyer, the Legal Aid Bureau or the free legal clinics run by the Singapore Law Society may be able to help you.
Yes, you need to obtain the approval of the Attorney-General's Chambers before you can do any of the following:
• upload or reproduce any Singapore legislation on any website or any other platform;
• reproduce any Singapore legislation in any publication.
• hyperlink to SSO.
Please send your request for approval to [email protected].
A government agency does not need to seek approval to (a) reproduce on the government agency’s website any legislation that is administered by that government agency; or (b) hyperlink to SSO.
B. SSO's Legislation Content
Official hard copies of legislation can also be purchased from the Singapore Government Printer, Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd. For more information, please visit their website.
To ensure that you are viewing the latest version of the legislation, please click on the timeline of the legislation and check whether the last entry in the timeline (on the far right) is highlighted (refer to Figure B3-1).
SSO aims to make available new legislation and legislation amendments as follows:
|(a)||newly enacted legislation and amendments to existing legislation will be made available on SSO within 3 working days after they come into force;|
|(b)||Bills Supplement, Acts Supplement and Subsidiary Legislation Supplement will be made available on SSO within 3 working days after their publication in the Government Gazette.|
If SSO cannot be updated within 3 working days due to technical issues, complexity of legislation or other constraints, announcements will be made on SSO.
Please see FAQ B4.
Also, the amendments may not have come into force yet. Legislative amendments can only be incorporated into the relevant legislation on SSO when the amendments have come into force. If any amendment to any legislation has come into force but is not reflected in the legislation on SSO, please inform us by clicking here.
C. SSO's Functions and Features
SSO is generally designed to be compatible with a variety of browsers and operating systems. However, not every browser operates in the same way and this may impact on user experience with SSO's layout and functionalities in certain cases.
The following functions of SSO work best on the recommended browsers for those functions:
|(a)||the recommended browsers for copying and pasting legislation text in SSO without losing format are Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.|
|(b)||the recommended browsers for the Print to HTML function in SSO are Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.|
If you are not able to use any of the recommended browsers, you can obtain a MS Word version of the legislation by clicking on the printer icon on the top-right corner of the legislation navigation bar.
The above answer is not an endorsement of any particular browser and is provided only for the purpose of facilitating user experience with SSO.
The ‘Compare Changes’ function is only available in the desktop view of SSO. If you are unable to access ‘Compare Changes’ when using desktop view, please inform us by clicking here.
You may have checked a provision and clicked on the ‘Get Provisions’ button. To view the entire legislation, please click on the ‘Whole Document’ button located at the bottom of the table of contents on the left of the screen (refer to Figure C3-1).
If you are still unable to view the entire legislation, please inform us by clicking here.
Please click on the printer icon on the top-right corner of the legislation navigation bar (refer to Figure C4-1). You can also obtain HTML, PDF and MS Word copies of the legislation through the printer icon.
This could be due to a number of reasons.
|(b)||Your ‘My Collections’ profile on SSO will expire if there is no activity on your profile for 12 months – when this happens, your bookmarks under the ‘My Collections’ feature will be removed by the system.|