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An Act of the Community means a piece of legislation in the form of a Bill enacted by the East African Legislative Assembly, Assented to by the Heads of the Summit of the East African Community (The President’s of the five Partner States)  and dully published in the gazette.

The procedure for enacting laws is rooted in the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community and it places obligations on the respective offices.  Further guidance is provided by the Assembly Rules of procedure and the Acts of the Community Act, 2003.

The following pieces of legislation have been enacted by the Assembly and are either Acts of the Community or are undergoing the process of Assent.

i)               The East African Community Interpretation Act;
ii)              The East African Community Emblems Act;
iii)             The East African Legislative Assembly Powers and Privileges Act;
iv)              The Acts of the Community Act;
v)              The East African Community Customs Management Act 2004;
vi)              Four Appropriation Bills for the Financial Years 2002, 2003 and 2004 and 2005. Of these laws, the first four were initiated by Private Members;
vii)             The East African Community Appropriation Bill, 2007;
viii)            The East African Community (Supplementary Appropriation) Bill, 2007;
ix)               The Lake Victoria Transport Bill, 2007;
x)              The East African Community Customs Management (Amendment) Bill, 2007;
xi)               The Summit (Delegation of Powers and Functions) Bill, 2007;
xii)               The East African Community Joint Trade Negotiations Bill, 2008;
xiii)               The East African Community Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing Bill;
xiv)               The East African Community Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing Act, 2006;
xv)               The East African Community Competition Act, 2006

 

The content of each piece of legislation may be accessed from the respective links.
 
Bills enacted by the 2nd Assembly include:

•    The Lake Victoria Transport Management Act (2007)
•    The Summit (Delegation of Powers and Functions) Act (2007)
•    The EAC Joint Trade Negotiations Act (2007)
•    The Inter-University Council for East Africa Act (2008)
•    The East African Community Budget Act (2008)
•    The East African Community Emblems Amendment Act (2008)
•    The EAC Customs Management (Amendment) Act No. 1 (2008)
•     The EAC Customs Management (Amendment) Act No. 2 (2008)
•    The Acts of the Community (Amendment) Act (2009)
•    The EAC Appropriation Act (2007)
•    The EAC Appropriation Act (2008)
•    The EAC Appropriation Act (2009)
•    The EAC (supplementary) Appropriation Act (2007)
•    The EAC Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency Act (2009)
•    The EAC Tourism Act (2010)
•    The EAC Appropriation Act (2010)
•    The EAC Supplementary Appropriation Act (2010)
•    The Customs Management (Amendment) Act (2010)
•    The SQMT (Amendment) Act (2010)
 
 
 

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