NEW LEGISLATION

1. Tax Appeals Tribunal Act (Act 1, 2015)

An Act to continue the existence of the Revenue Appeals Tribunal and rename it as the Tax Appeals Tribunal; provide for the composition and functions of the Tax Appeals Tribunal; repeal the Revenue Appeals Tribunal Act, 1998; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 7th April, 2015.

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2. Urban and Regional Planning Act (Act 3, 2015)

An Act to provide for development, planning and administration principles, standards and requirements for urban and regional planning processes and systems; provide for a framework for administering and managing urban and regional planning for the Republic; provide for a planning framework, guidelines, systems and processes for urban and regional planning for the Republic; establish a democratic, accountable, transparent, participatory and inclusive process for urban and regional planning that allows for involvement of communities, private sector, interest groups and other stakeholders in the planning, implementation and operation of human settlement development; ensure functional efficiency and socioeconomic integration by providing for integration of activities, uses and facilities; establish procedures for integrated urban and regional planning in a devolved system of governance so as to ensure multi-sector cooperation, coordination and involvement of different levels of ministries, provincial administration, local authorities, traditional leaders and other stakeholders in urban and regional planning; ensure sustainable urban and rural development by promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability in development initiatives and controls at all levels of urban and regional planning; ensure uniformity of law and policy with respect to urban and regional planning; repeal the Town and Country Planning Act, 1962, and the Housing (Statutory and Improvement Areas) Act, 1975; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

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3. Forests Act (Act 4, 2015)

An Act to provide for the establishment and declaration of National Forests, Local Forests, joint forest management areas, botanical reserves, private forests and community forests; provide for the participation of local communities, local authorities, traditional institutions, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders in sustainable forest management; provide for the conservation and use of forests and trees for the sustainable management of forests ecosystems and biological diversity; establish the Forest Development Fund; provide for the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Water Fowl Habitat, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa and any other relevant international agreement to which Zambia is a party; repeal and replace the Forests Act, 1999; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

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4. Supplementary Appropriation (2013) Act, 2015. (Act 9, 2015)

An Act to confirm the supplementary expenditure of monies aggregating four billion, one hundred and seventy-two million, five hundred and forty-eight thousand, five hundred and sixty-eight kwacha required for the services of the Republic during the financial year ended on 31st December, 2013.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

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5. Excess Expenditure Appropriation (2012) Act, 2015 (Act 10, 2015)

An Act to approve the excess expenditure of monies aggregating twelve million, seven hundred and eighty-five thousand, thirty-nine kwacha.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

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6. Mines and Minerals Development Act (Act 11, 2015)

An Act to revise the law relating to the exploration for, mining and processing of, minerals; provide for safety, health and environmental protection in mining operations; provide for the establishment of the Mining Appeals Tribunal; repeal and replace the Mines and Minerals Development Act, 2008; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 1st July, 2015.

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7. Tourism and Hospitality Act (Act 13, 2015)

An Act to provide for the sustainable development of the tourism industry through effective tourism planning, management, promotion and coordination to ensure sustainable tourism; provide for an enabling and facilitating environment for the growth of the tourism industry by ensuring that Zambia responds to changing tourism trends in the macro and competitive tourism market environment; provide effective mechanisms for coordination amongst the Government, private sector and local communities for the sustainable development of tourism through public-private partnerships and community participation; provide for integration of tourism into national development planning, budgeting and decision-making processes related to infrastructure development, environmental management and protection and empowerment of local communities; strengthen linkages and co-ordination between tourism development and key subsectors such as arts and culture, heritage, transport, education, energy, forestry, fisheries, wildlife and water resource management by using a whole of Government approach; ensure that the tourism value chain is enhanced by positive linkages between tourism and supporting services and sectors, including police, immigration, customs, health and safety; establish the Zambia Tourism Agency and constitute the Board of the Agency and provide for their functions; regulate tourism enterprises and tourism-related services and enforce standards of operation and service; establish the Tourism Development Fund and provide for its administration; repeal the Tourism and Hospitality Act, 2007, and the Zambia Tourism Board Act, 2007; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 6th November, 2015.

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8. Gold Trade (Repeal) Act (Act 12, 2015)

An Act to repeal the Gold Trade Act.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

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Repeals: Gold Trade Act

9. Zambia Wildlife Act (Act 14, 2015)

An Act to provide for the winding up of the affairs of the Zambia Wildlife Authority; establish the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in the Ministry responsible for tourism; provide for the appointment of a Director and other officers responsible for National Parks and Wildlife; provide for the transfer of the functions of the Authority to the Ministry responsible for tourism, Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Director of National Parks and Wildlife; establish the Wildlife Management Licencing Committee; provide for the establishment, control and management of National Parks, bird and wildlife sanctuaries and for the conservation and enhancement of wildlife eco-systems, biological diversity and objects of aesthetic, pre-historic, historical, geological, archeological and scientific interest in National Parks; provide for the promotion of opportunities for the equitable and sustainable use of the special qualities of public wildlife estates; provide for the establishment, control and co-management of Community Partnership Parks for the conservation and restoration of ecological structures for non-consumptive forms of recreation and environmental education; provide for the sustainable use of wildlife and the effective management of the wildlife habitat in Game Management Areas; enhance the benefits of Game Management Areas to local communities and wildlife; involve local communities in the management of Game Management Areas; provide for the development and implementation of management plans; provide for the regulation of game ranching; provide for the licensing of hunting and control of the processing, sale, import and export of wild animals and trophies; provide for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Lusaka Agreement on Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora and other international instruments to which Zambia is party; repeal the Zambia Wildlife Act, 1998; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 3rd December, 2015.

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10. Insurance Premium Levy Act (Act 21, 2015)

An Act to provide for the imposition, payment and collection of an insurance premium levy; and to provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: 1st January, 2016.

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11. Gender Equity and Equality Act (Act 22, 2015)

An Act to establish the Gender Equity and Equality Commission and provide for its functions and powers; provide for the taking of measures and making of strategic decisions in all spheres of life in order to ensure gender equity, equality and integration of both sexes in society; promote gender equity and equality as a cross cutting issue in all spheres of life and stimulate productive resources and development opportunities for both sexes; prohibit harassment, victimisation and harmful social, cultural and religious practices; provide for public awareness and training on issues of gender equity and equality; provide for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, empower women and achieve gender equity and equality by giving effect to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

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12. Appropriation Act, 2015 (Act 23, 2015)

An Act to authorise expenditure from the general revenues of the Republic of monies required for the services of the Republic during the financial year ending on 31st December, 2016, not exceeding in the aggregate fifty-three billion, one hundred and thirty-five million, eight hundred and twenty-five thousand, three hundred and sixty-four kwacha.

Date of Commencement: 24th December, 2015.

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AMENDING LEGISLATIONS

1. Referendum (Amendment) Act (Act 5, 2015)

An Act to amend the Referendum Act.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

Amends: ss 3(1)

Inserts: ss1A, 3(2)

Renumbers: ss 3(2) and (3)

Repeals: ss 5, 8(6)

Substitutes: ss 4, 6, “Director” for “Director of Elections” wherever they appear

See: Referendum Act.

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2. Income Tax (Amendment) Act (Act 6, 2015)

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st July, 2015.

Amends: ss 2, Charging Schedule

Inserts: ss22A

Substitutes: ss 30

See: Income Tax Act.

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3. National Pension Scheme (Amendment) Act (Act 7, 2015)

An Act to amend the National Pension Scheme Act.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

Amends: ss 2, 53(2)

Substitutes: ss 9(1)(a) and (b), 18

See: National Pension Scheme Act.

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4. Local Authorities Superannuation Fund (Amendment) Act (Act 8, 2015)

An Act to amend the Local Authorities Superannuation Fund Act.

Date of Commencement: 14th August, 2015.

Amends: ss 2, 41

Substitutes: ss 19(1), 25, 26, “pensionable age” for “pension age” wherever they appear

See: Local Authorities Superannuation Fund Act.

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5. Employment (Amendment)Act (Act 15, 2015)

An Act to amend the Employment Act.

Date of Commencement: 3rd December, 2015.

Amends: ss 3, 36

Inserts: ss12A, 28A, 28B, 28C, 58, 58A, 58B, 58C, 58D, 58E, 58F

Substitutes: ss 56, 57, 59, 62, 63

See: Employment Act

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6. Property Transfer Tax(Amendment)Act (Act 16, 2015)

An Act to amend the Property Transfer Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st January, 2016.

Amends: ss 2, 3(2)

Substitutes: ss 4(2), 6(1)(d)

See: Property Transfer Tax Act.

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7. Value Added Tax(Amendment)Act (Act 17, 2015)

An Act to amend the Value Added Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st January, 2016 (Except ss 5 and 6, which shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by statutory instrument)

Amends: ss 2, Third Schedule

Inserts: ss 5(9), 37A, 42A

Substitutes: ss 51(2)(h)

See: Value Added Tax Act.

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8. Customs and Excise (Amendment)Act (Act 18, 2015)

An Act to amend the Customs and Excise Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st January, 2016.

Amends: ss 32, 188, First Schedule, Second Schedule, Fourth Schedule, Sixth Schedule, Ninth Schedule

Inserts: ss72B, 85(3) and (4), 88D, 155A

Substitutes: ss 77, 182A, 190

See: Customs and Excise Act.

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9. Income Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Act (Act 19, 2015)

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st January, 2016.

Amends: ss 2(1), 21(5)(b), 30(3)(a), 43B(1), 46, 81B(7), 112(2), Fourth Schedule, Fifth Schedule, Charging Schedule

Inserts: ss 77(4A)

Substitutes: ss46A(3)(a), 81B(2) and (3), 82A(1)(a) and (g), (2)(b) and (c), 111, First Schedule para 9

See: Income Tax Act.

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10. Lands(Amendment)Act (Act 20, 2015)

An Act to amend the Lands Act

Date of Commencement: 1st January, 2016.

Amends: ss 4(2)(g) and (h), 16(2)(b)

Substitutes: ss 4(1)

See: Lands Act.

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