Law Revision

Main Functions

The main functions of the Unit include:

a) Textual changes to the Laws of Jamaica (Statutes and Subsidiary Legislation)

b) Typesetting and proofreading of the pages of:

i – new statutes and subsidiary legislation

ii – amendments to existing statutes and subsidiary legislation

c)  Data entry and proofreading of the pages of the loose-leaf Guide to Subsidiary  Legislation.

d)  Preparation of the Laws of Jamaica (Statutes and Subsidiary Legislation) on Compact Discs for updating the Ministry’s website.  This preparation process involves scanning, cropping and capturing of the revised pages received from the Jamaica Printing Services, updating of the  Units’ PDF version of the laws of Jamaica as well as the creation of links to the various sections of the laws, thus facilitating ease of access.  The prepared CDs are then checked for accuracy and then submitted to the MIS Unit for the updating of the website.

 

Governing Legislation

 The unit is governed by the Law Revision Act