Portal:Ordinances of Hong Kong

Ordinances of Hong Kong
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These are the ordinances as originally enacted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, sorted by their original citation.
Citation Short title[1] Long title
No. 1 of 1844 Slavery Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to define the law relating to slavery in Hongkong
No. 2 of 1844 Printing Regulation Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to regulate the printing of books and papers, and the keeping of printing presses within the Colony of Hongkong
No. 3 of 1844 Registration of Deeds Wills &c. Ordinance[2]
No. 4 of 1844 Merchant Shipping Ordinance[2]
No. 5 of 1844 Good Order and Cleanliness Ordinance[2]
No. 6 of 1844 Civil Actions-Arbitration Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to authorize His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong to refer all civil actions or suits to arbitration
No. 7 of 1844 Usury Laws Ordinance[2]
No. 8 of 1844 Distillation of Spirits Ordinance[2]
No. 9 of 1844 Restraint of Trade in China Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to restrain all persons within the Colony of Hongkong from trading in the Empire of China to the Northward of the 32nd degree of North Latitude
No. 10 of 1844 Justices of Peace-Summary Jurisdiction Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to regulate summary proceedings before Justices of the Peace, and to protect Justices in the execution of their office
No. 11 of 1844 Licensing Public Houses, &c. Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for licensing Public Houses, and for regulating the retail of fermented and spirituous liquors in the Colony of Hongkong
No. 12 of 1844 Police Force Regulation Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for the Establishment and Regulation of a Police Force in the Colony of Hongkong
No. 13 of 1844 Chinese Peace Officers Regulation Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for the Appointment and Regulation of Native Chinese Peace Officers (Paouchong and Paoukea) within the Colony of Hongkong
No. 14 of 1844 Public Gaming Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for the suppression of public Gaming in the Colony of Hongkong
No. 15 of 1844 Supreme Court Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to establish a Supreme Court of Judicature at Hongkong
No. 16 of 1844 Registration of Inhabitants Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for establishing a Registry of the Inhabitants of the Island of Hongkong and its Dependencies
No. 17 of 1844 Peace and Quiet Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for the better securing the Peace and Quiet of the Inhabitants of the Town of Victoria and its vicinity during the night-time
No. 18 of 1844 Registration and Census Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to repeal 16 of 1844, and to establish a Registry and Census of the Inhabitants of the Island of Hongkong
No. 19 of 1844 Harbour Regulation Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for the better regulation of the Harbour and surrounding Waters of the Island of Hongkong
No. 20 of 1844 Martial Law Ordinance[2] An Ordinance to empower the Governor of Hongkong with the advice of the Executive Council thereof in cases of exigency, to place any Districts or Public or Military Stations of the said Island under Martial Law
No. 21 of 1844 Salt, Opium Licensing &c. Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for licensing the Sale of Salt Opium Bhaang Ganja Paun Betel and Betel Leaf within the Colony of Hongkong and for the licencing of Pawnbrokers and Auctioneers with a Table of Fees on official Licences and Signatures
No. 22 of 1844 Weights and Measures Ordinance[2] An Ordinance for establishing Standard Weights and Measures, and for preventing the Use of such as are False and Deficient
No. 2 of 1853 An Ordinance for the Removal of Doubts regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and Transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong
No. 3 of 1853 An Ordinance to extend the Duties of Chinese Tepos appointed under Ordinance No. 13 of 1844; to determine their Emoluments; and to provide for the amicable Settlement of Civil Suits among the Chinese Population of Hongkong
No. 1 of 1886
No. 2 of 1886 The Apportionment Ordinance, 1886
No. 3 of 1886 The Larceny and Embezzlement Amendment Ordinance, 1886
No. 4 of 1886 The Infants Custody Ordinance, 1886
No. 5 of 1886 The Sales of Reversions Ordinance, 1886
No. 6 of 1886 The Printers and Publishers Ordinance, 1886
No. 7 of 1886 The Usury Ordinance, 1886
No. 15 of 1886 The Peace Preservation Ordinance, 1886
No. 16 of 1886 The Stamp Ordinance, 1886
No. 17 of 1886 The Opium Ordinance, 1886
No. 19 of 1886 The Reformatory Schools Ordinance, 1886
No. 20 of 1886 The Harbour Regulations Ordinance, 1886
No. 14 of 1893 Appropriation Ordinance 1893
No. 15 of 1893 Supplementary Appropriation Ordinance 1893
  1. Ordinances without short titles when originally enacted are referred to using the short title assigned to them retroactively by another ordinance. Ordinances without a retroactive short title are named using the short-form used in the earliest edition of The Ordinances of Hong Kong. A citation indicating the edition of The Ordinances of Hong Kong is included if a short-form from the collection is used.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Leach, A.J. (1890). The Ordinances of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Hongkong, Commencing with the Year 1844 1 (Concise ed.). Hongkong: Noronha & Co., Government Printers.