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Statutes of Newfoundland

Since 1833, statutes have been published annually. Title varies: Acts of the General Assembly of Newfoundland ; Acts of the Honourable Commission of Government of Newfoundland ; Acts of the Legislature of Newfoundland.

Note: No Acts were passed in 1842 as the 2nd Assembly was suspended in 1841 and the 3rd Assembly did not meet until January 14, 1843.

Individual years can be quickly found by doing a Title Search on the DAI Home page: Statutes of Newfoundland Year.

Browse by decade:
1833-1839,    1910-1919
1840-1849,    1920-1929
1850-1859,    1930-1939
1860-1869,    1940-1949
1870-1879,    1950-1959
1880-1889,    1960-1969
1890-1899,    1970-1979
1900-1909,    1980-1989


Statutes published since 1990 are available on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's website. https://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/annualstatutes/default.htm
For current Statutes and Regulations, go to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's website. https://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/consolidation/

Consolidations and Revisions:

The consolidated statutes of Newfoundland : as passed by the legislature in the third session of the tenth General Assembly [A.D. 1872] on the report of the select committee of the House of Assembly, appointed to revise the consolidated statutes

The consolidated statutes of Newfoundland (second series) : Being a consolidation of the statute law of the colony, down to and including the first session of the Legislature in the year 1892.

The consolidated statutes of Newfoundland : (third series), being a consolidation of the statute law of the colony down to and including the session of the Legislature in the year 1916.
Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume 3     Volume 4    

The revised statutes of Newfoundland, 1952 : a revision and consolidation of the public general statutes of Newfoundland as contained in the Consolidated Statutes (Third Series) and as passed in the years 1917 to 1952 both inclusive.
Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume 3     Volume 4     Volume 5 (Index)

The revised statutes of Newfoundland, 1970 : a revision and consolidation of the public general statutes of Newfoundland as contained in the Revised Statutes of Newfoundland, 1952 and as passed in the years 1953 to 1970 both inclusive. Available on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's website: https://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/historicallegislation/default.htm

The revised statutes of Newfoundland, 1990 : a revision and consolidation of the public general statutes of Newfoundland as contained in the Revised Statutes of Newfoundland, 1970 and as passed in the years 1971 to 1990 both inclusive. Available on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's website: https://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/annualstatutes/RSN1990/Stat_RSN1990.htm

See also:
The Newfoundland lawyer's vade mecum : being a selection from the Consolidated statutes (second series) of those chapters to which reference is most frequently required in practice. With an appendix, of matters relating to the government, the legislature, the administration of justice, &c., in the colony. 1892 https://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/historicallegislation/historial_annualstatutes/1892/stat_1892(2).htm

Other Historical Legislation on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's website. https://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/historicallegislation/default.htm



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