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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Chapter 3 : Functions and Powers

12. Legislative procedures



1) Only a member or committee of a municipal council may introduce a draft by-law in the council.


2) A by-law must be made by a decision taken by a municipal council-
a) in accordance with the rules and orders of the council; and
b) with a supporting vote of a majority of its members.


3) No by-law may be passed by a municipal council unless-
a) all the members of the council have been given reasonable notice; and
b) the proposed by-law has been published for public comment in a manner that allows the public an opportunity to make representations with regard to the proposed by-law.


4) Subsections (1) to (3) also apply when a municipal council incorporates by reference, as by-laws, provisions of-
a) legislation passed by another legislative organ of state: or
b) standard draft by-laws made in terms of section 14.