Constitution Amendment Act, 1966


To amend the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961, in order to abolish the requirement that the State President’s recommendation be obtained in respect of any appropriation, in so far as that requirement applies in respect of an appropriation initiated by a Minister.

(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 5th October, 1966.)

Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―

Substitution of section 62 of Act 32 of 1961.

1. The following section is hereby substituted for section 62 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961:

“Recommendation of appropriation not initiated by a Minister.

62. The House of Assembly shall not consider any proposal whether by way of a vote or by way of a resolution, address or Bill, for the appropriation of any part of the public revenue or of any tax or impost to any purpose, which has not been initiated by a Minister, unless such appropriation has been recommended by message from the State President during the session in which such proposal is made.”.

Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Constitution Amendment Act, 1966.

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