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The Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969

Legislative powers and procedure

33. Extent of Legislative power.-

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Legislature of Meghalaya has exclusive power to make laws for Meghalaya or any part thereof with respect to any of the matters enumerated in Part A or Part B of the Second Schedule:

Provided that the exclusive power of the Legislature of Meghalaya to make laws in so far as it relates to that part of the area comprised within the municipality of Shillong as immediately before the commencement of the Constitution formed part of the Khasi State of Mylliem, shall extend only to matters with respect to which the District Council having authority in that area has power to make laws (in whatever form it may be) immediately before the appointed day in exercise of any of the powers conferred by the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Legislature of Meghalaya and the Legislature of the State of Assam also shall have power to make laws for Meghalaya or any part thereof with respect to any of the matters enumerated in Part C of the Second Schedule:

Provided that the power of the Legislature of Meghalaya to make any such law shall not extend to the area comprised within the municipality of Shillong which immediately before the commencement of the Constitution formed part of the Khasi State of Mylliem.

(3) For the removal of doubt it is hereby declared that nothing in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall derogate from the powers conferred by the Constitution-

(a) on Parliament to make laws for the whole or any part of the State of Assam, including Meghalaya, with respect to any of the matters enumerated in the Second Schedule; or

(b) on the Legislature of the State of Assam to make laws for the whole or any part of Assam, including Meghalaya, with respect to any of the matters enumerated in List II or List II in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, except in so far as any of the matters aforesaid falls within sub-section (1).



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