Legislation Act 2019

28 When legislation commences if calculated by number of months

(1)

This section applies to legislation expressed to come into force a number of months after a day or an act or event that occurs on a day (date A in the starting month).

(2)

The legislation comes into force in the month that is that number of months after the starting month,—

(a)

on the day of that month that corresponds to date A; or

(b)

if there is no such day, on the last day of that month.

(3)

This section applies instead of section 56 (on months generally).

Examples

ABC Act 2020 states that it comes into force a month after Royal assent. Royal assent is given on 1 July 2020. The Act comes into force on 1 August 2020.

XYZ Act 2020 states that it comes into force 4 months after Royal assent. Royal assent is given on 31 May 2020. The Act comes into force on 30 September 2020 (because September does not have 31 days).