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Public Seal and Crest of Samoa Act 1973

CONSOLIDATED ACTS OF SAMOA 2010

PUBLIC SEAL AND CREST OF SAMOA

ANALYSIS


TITLE
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Form of the Public Seal
4. Custody of the Public Seal
5. Use of the Public Seal
6. Other Seals
7. Crest of Samoa
8. Use of the Crest of Samoa
9. Repeal
Schedule

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THE PUBLIC SEAL AND CREST OF SAMOA ACT 1973

1973 No.6


AN ACT to provide for the form and use of the Public Seal, and of the Crest of Samoa.

(11 January 1974)
(Commencement date: 11 January 1974)


1. Short title - This Act may be cited as the Public Seal and Crest of Samoa Act 1973.

2. Interpretation - In this Act:

"Public Seal" means the Public Seal of Samoa referred to in Article 29 and 111 of the Constitution.

3. Form of the Public Seal - The Public Seal shall be in the form described in the Schedule to this Act.

4. Custody of the Public Seal - The Public Seal shall be in the custody of the Head of State.

5. Use of the Public Seal - The Public Seal may be used for the authentication of any public document in relation to the Government of Samoa, or for the execution of any document required by law to be executed under the Seal of Samoa.

6. Other Seals - The Head of State, acting on the advice of Cabinet, may approve other seals as official seals of Samoa, and may designate the manner of their use.

7. Crest of Samoa - The official crest or badge of Samoa shall be in the same form as the form of the Public Seal, excluding therefrom the surrounding concentric circles, and the words "The Public Seal of the Independent State of Samoa".

8. Use of the Crest of Samoa - The Crest of Samoa may be printed or impressed on any official letter, memorandum, report, document or other paper writing issued by the Government of Samoa.

9. Repeal - Section 44 of the Samoa Act 1921 (New Zealand) is hereby repealed as part of the law of Samoa.

SCHEDULE

Section 3


A silver shield with the lower two-thirds blue, having thereon 5 silver stars representing the constellation of the Southern Cross, of the same shape and the same relative sizes and dispositions among themselves as in the Flag of Samoa; one half of the upper third depicting a green sea with a green coconut palm issuing therefrom; the shield being surmounted by a gold cross, and superimposed on 2 concentric circles of the world and the olive leaves as in the United Nations Badge, and bearing the subscription of the motto "Faavae i Le Atua Samoa", meaning in the English language "God be the Foundation of Samoa", the whole being contained within surrounding concentric circles between which are inscribed the words "The Public Seal of the Independent State of Samoa.

REVISION NOTES 1997


The word "Independent" has been substituted for the word "Independant" pursuant to section 3(f) of the Reprint of Statutes Act 1972.

For the Flag of Samoa referred to in this Schedule, see the Flag of Samoa Act 1973.

REVISION NOTES 2008


This law has been generally edited as provided for by section 5 of the Revision and Publication of Laws Act 2008. The following general revisions have been made –

(a) References to Western Samoa have been amended to Samoa in accordance with an amendment to the Constitution of Samoa in 1997.

(b) The commencement date has been inserted.

(c) Other minor editing has been done in accordance with the lawful powers of the Attorney General.


There were no amendments made to this law since the publication of the Western Samoa Statutes Reprint 1978-1996.

This law has been consolidated and revised by the Attorney General under the authority of the Revision and Publication of Laws Act 2008 and is an official version of this Act as at 31 December 2008. It is an offence to publish this Act without approval or to make any unauthorised change to an electronic version of this Act.

Revised and consolidated under the supervision of Teleiai Lalotoa Sinaalamaimaleula Mulitalo (Parliamentary Counsel)

REVISION NOTES 2008 No. 2


Section 4 (general powers of the Attorney General) of the Revision and Publication of Laws Act 2008 is applied to insert the commencement date. By virtue of section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1974, in the absence of an expressed commencement date, the date of assent is the commencement date.

This law has been consolidated and revised by the Attorney General under the authority of the Revision and Publication of Laws Act 2008 and is an official version of this Act as at 31 December 2008. It is an offence to publish this Act without approval or to make any unauthorised change to an electronic version of this Act.

Revised and consolidated by the Legislative Drafting Division under the supervision of Teleiai Lalotoa Sinaalamaimaleula Mulitalo (Parliamentary Counsel).

REVISION NOTES 2009


There were no amendments made to this law since the publication of the Consolidated and Revised Statutes of Samoa 2007.

This law has been consolidated and revised by the Attorney General under the authority of the Revision and Publication of Laws Act 2008 and is an official version of this Act as at 31 December 2009. It is an offence to publish this Act without approval or to make any unauthorised change to an electronic version of this Act.

Revised and consolidated by the Legislative Drafting Division under the supervision of Papalii Malietau Malietoa (Parliamentary Counsel).

REVISION NOTES 2010


There were no amendments made to this law since the publication of the Consolidated and Revised Statutes of Samoa 2007.

This law has been revised by the Attorney General under the authority of the Revision and Publication of Laws Act 2008 and is an official version of this Act as at 31 December 2010. It is an offence to publish this Act without approval or to make any unauthorised change to an electronic version of this Act.

Revised by the Legislative Drafting Division under the supervision of Papalii Malietau Malietoa (Parliamentary Counsel).

The Public Seal and Crest of Samoa Act 1973 is administered by the Ministry of the Prime Minister.


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