Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1949

General regulations.

2.—(1) The Board may make regulations—

(a) for any purpose connected with the generation, transmission, distribution or use of electricity,

(b) for any purpose connected with the performance by the Board of any of their powers, duties or functions.

(2) Where the Board make under this section regulations the purposes of which are not solely purposes connected with the procedure, administration or internal direction of the Board, they shall submit the regulations to the Minister for confirmation and the Minister shall thereupon either—

(a) by order confirm the regulations,

(b) return the regulations to the Board for the making of such amendments therein as he thinks proper, or

(c) refuse to confirm the regulations.

(3) Where regulations are returned to the Board under subsection (2) of this section, the Board shall make in the regulations the amendments required by the Minister, and that subsection shall thereupon apply to the regulations as amended as if they were new regulations.

(4) Regulations to which subsection (2) of this section applies shall come into operation if, and only if, they are confirmed by order under this section and, if they are so confirmed, the day on which they shall come into operation shall be the day specified in that behalf in the order confirming them.

(5) Regulations under this section may provide that any provision made by or under the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1919, shall cease to have effect.

(6) Where a person contravenes a provision of regulations under this section which is stated to be a penal provision, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

(7) Any regulations which were made by the Board under section 33 or section 34 (both repealed by this Act) of the Act of 1927 and which were in force immediately before the passing of the Act shall be regarded as regulations under this section and shall continue in force and be capable of being amended or revoked accordingly.

(8) An order under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution is passed by either House within the next twenty-one days upon which that House has sat after the order has been laid before it annulling the order, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.