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Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012

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This Act became law in Wales on 29 November 2012.

Byelaws are laws which are made by a body, such as a local authority, to tackle local problems.

This Act:

  • introduces an alternative procedure for specified legislating authorities to follow in making byelaws in Wales, without the need for confirmation by the Welsh Ministers
  • retains and modifies the confirmation process for some types of byelaw
  • provides an optional alternative means of enforcement through fixed penalty notices
  • consolidates existing byelaw provisions from the Local Government Act 1972.
Full details of the Act are available from the National Assembly for Wales (external website).