Public Entertainments and Meetings Act
(Chapter 257, Section 23(1))
Public Entertainments and Meetings (Arts Entertainment) Rules
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G.N. No. S 293/2002

(29th February 2004)
[1st July 2002]
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Public Entertainments and Meetings (Arts Entertainment) Rules.
2.  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“ad hoc performance” and “arts entertainment” have the same meanings as in the Schedule to the Act;
“licence” means a licence issued under the Act for any arts entertainment.
Application for licence, etc.
3.—(1)  Every application for a licence shall be submitted in Form A in the First Schedule, in duplicate, to the Licensing Officer.
(2)  Where an application for a licence is made by a company or firm, the application shall be made jointly with the person to whom the company or firm desires the licence to be issued.
(3)  Every licence —
(a)shall be in Form B in the First Schedule;
(b)shall be valid for such period not exceeding 3 months as the Licensing Officer may, in his discretion, specify in the licence; and
(c)may be renewed, at the discretion of the Licensing Officer, for such period as the Licensing Officer may approve.
Licence not transferable
4.  A licensee shall not transfer or lend his licence to any other person.
Fees payable
5.  The fee payable for any licence or any renewal thereof shall be at the rate specified in the Second Schedule.
Refund of fee
6.  Where an approved place in respect of which a licence is issued is closed for a period of one month or more, the Licensing Officer may, in his discretion, refund a proportion of the licence fee not exceeding the proportion the period during which the approved place is closed bears to the validity period of the licence.