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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993

- Act 95 of 1993
- Royal Assent 23 December 1993

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation

   PART 2 -
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           Division 1 -
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   4.      4. 
   5.      5. 
   6.      6. 
   7.      7. 

           Division 2 -
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   8.      8. 
   9.      9. 
   10.     10. 
   11.     11. 
   12.     12. 
   13.     13. 
   14.     14. 
   15.     15. 

           Division 3 -
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   15A.    15A. 
   15B.    15B. 
   15C.    15C. 

   PART 3 - Local Government Division 1 - Municipal areas and
   electoral districts

   16.     16. Municipal areas
   16A.    16A. Cities
   17.     17. Electoral districts

           Division 2 - Councils

   18.     18. Establishment of councils
   19.     19. Corporation of councils
   20.     20. Functions and powers
   20A.    20A. Powers of entry
   20B.    20B. Identity card
   21.     21. Enterprise powers
   22.     22. Delegation by council
   23.     23. Council committees
   24.     24. Special committees

           Division 3 - Councillors

   25.     25. Constitution of council
   26.     26. Mayors and deputy mayors
   27.     27. Functions of mayors and deputy mayors
   28.     28. Functions of councillors
   28A.    28A. Information and documents relating to functions
   28B.    28B. Requirement to make information and documents available
   28C.    28C. Confidentiality undertaking
   28D.    28D. Documents relating to agendas
   28E.    28E. 
   28F.    28F. 
   28G.    28G. 
   28H.    28H. 
   28I.    28I. 
   28J.    28J. Incapacity

           Division 3A - Code of conduct, complaints and complaint resolution
           Subdivision 1 - Code of Conduct Panel and Executive Officer

   28K.    28K. Code of Conduct Panel
   28L.    28L. Constitution of Code of Conduct Panel
   28M.    28M. Executive Officer
   28N.    28N. Functions of Executive Officer
   28O.    28O. Payment of remuneration and allowances to members of Code
           of Conduct Panel and Executive Officer
   28P.    28P. Requesting provision of information
   28Q.    28Q. Providing information to Code of Conduct Panel
           Subdivision 2 - Code of conduct
   28R.    28R. Model code of conduct
   28S.    28S. Contents of model code of conduct
   28T.    28T. Code of conduct
   28U.    28U. Compliance with code of conduct
           Subdivision 3 - Complaints against councillors
   28V.    28V. Making code of conduct complaint against councillor
   28W.    28W. Withdrawal of or from code of conduct complaint
   28X.    28X. Amendment of code of conduct complaint
   28Y.    28Y. Initial assessment of complaint by general manager
   28Z.    28Z. Referral of code of conduct complaint by general manager
   28ZA.   28ZA. Initial assessment of code of conduct complaint by
           chairperson of Code of Conduct Panel
   28ZB.   28ZB. Dismissal of code of conduct complaint on initial
           assessment
   28ZC.   28ZC. Referral of code of conduct complaint on initial assessment
   28ZD.   28ZD. Time for investigating and determining code of conduct
           complaint
   28ZE.   28ZE. Conduct of investigations generally
   28ZF.   28ZF. Investigation of multiple code of conduct complaints against
           same councillor or multiple councillors
   28ZG.   28ZG. When hearing is to be held
   28ZH.   28ZH. Hearings
   28ZI.   28ZI. Determination of code of conduct complaint
   28ZJ.   28ZJ. Determination report
   28ZK.   28ZK. Notification of determination of code of conduct complaint
   28ZL.   28ZL. Effect of third suspension
   28ZM.   28ZM. Councillor to comply with sanction imposed for contravention
           of code of conduct
   28ZN.   28ZN. Costs of parties relating to code of conduct complaint
   28ZO.   28ZO. Refund of fee accompanying lodgement of code of conduct
           complaint
           Subdivision 4 - Reviews of Code of Conduct Panel decisions
   28ZP.   28ZP. Review of Code of Conduct Panel decision

           Division 4 - Authorities

   29.     29. Controlling authorities
   30.     30. Single and joint authorities
   31.     31. Notice of proposed authority
   32.     32. Approval and certification of rules
   32A.    32A. Amendment of rules
   33.     33. Notice of establishment of authority
   34.     34. Body corporate
   35.     35. Functions and powers of authority
   35A.    35A. Adverse developments
   36.     36. Operating outside municipal areas
   36A.    36A. Annual reports of authorities
   36B.    36B. Quarterly reports of authorities
   37.     37. Winding-up
   38.     38. Rules of authorities

           Division 5 -
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   39.     39. 

   PART 3A - Payments by Single and Joint Authorities

   39A.    39A. Interpretation: Part 3A
   39B.    39B. Application of Part
   39C.    39C. Payments
   39D.    39D. Application of certain provisions of the Government Business
           Enterprises Act 1995
   39E.    39E. Appointment of comptroller

   PART 4 - Elections Division 1 - Mayors and deputy mayors

   40.     40. Election electors
   41.     41. Eligibility for nomination as mayor or deputy mayor
   42.     42. 
   43.     43. Election by electors
   43A.    43A. Election by councillors in certain cases
   44.     44. Term of office

           Division 2 - Councillors

   45.     45. Election of councillors
   46.     46. Term of office of councillors
   46A.    46A. Term of office relating to elections in 2011
   47.     47. Resignations

   PART 5 - Interests

   47A.    47A. 
   48.     48. Declaration of interest by councillor
   48A.    48A. Declaration of interest by member
   49.     49. Having an interest
   50.     50. 
   51.     51. Close associate
   52.     52. Non-application of Part
   53.     53. Notification of interest
   53A.    53A. Notification of interest of member
   53B.    53B. Register of interests of board members
   54.     54. Register of interests of councillors
   54A.    54A. Register of interests of members
   55.     55. Interests of employees and general manager
   55A.    55A. Interests of employees of authorities
   56.     56. Validity of decisions

   PART 6 - Petitions, polls and public meetings Division 1 -
   Petitions

   57.     57. Petitions
   58.     58. Tabling petition
   59.     59. Petitions seeking public meetings
   60.     60. Action on petition
   60A.    60A. Public meetings and submissions

           Division 2 - Elector polls

   60B.    60B. Council-initiated elector polls
   60C.    60C. Petition requesting elector poll
   60D.    60D. Elector polls
   60E.    60E. Result of elector poll

           Division 3 - General public meetings

   60F.    60F. Public meetings

   PART 7 - Administration Division 1 - General manager and employees

   61.     61. Appointment of general manager
   62.     62. Functions and powers of general manager
   63.     63. Employees
   64.     64. Delegation by general manager
   65.     65. Qualified persons

           Division 2 - Plans and report

   66.     66. Strategic plan
   67.     67. 
   68.     68. Proposed strategic plan
   69.     69. Public inspection of strategic plan
   70.     70. Long-term financial management plans
   70A.    70A. Financial management strategies
   70B.    70B. Long-term strategic asset management plans
   70C.    70C. Asset management policies
   70D.    70D. Asset management strategies
   70E.    70E. Review of plans, strategies and policies
   70F.    70F. Orders determining minimum contents of plans, &c., and
           classes of assets
   71.     71. Annual plan
   72.     72. Annual report
   72A.    72A. GST dispute statement

           Division 3 - Annual General Meeting

   72B.    72B. Annual General Meeting

   PART 8 - Financial Management Division 1 - Funds, expenditure and
   investments

   73.     73. Sources of funds
   74.     74. Expenditure
   75.     75. Investments
   76.     76. Writing off bad debts
   77.     77. Grants and benefits

           Division 2 - Borrowings

   78.     78. Borrowings
   79.     79. Debentures and inscribed stock
   80.     80. Limit on borrowing

           Division 3 - Accounts and audit

   81.     81. Authorised deposit-taking institution accounts
   82.     82. Estimates
   83.     83. Records
   84.     84. Financial statements

           Division 4 - Audit panels

   85.     85. Audit panels
   85A.    85A. Functions of audit panels
   85B.    85B. Orders in relation to audit panels

   PART 9 - Rates and Charges Division 1 - General provisions

   86.     86. Interpretation of Part 9
   86AA.   86AA. Relevant right to occupation
   86A.    86A. General principles in relation to making or varying rates
   86B.    86B. Rating and charging policies to be made available to public
   87.     87. Exemption from rates
   88.     88. Rates collected on behalf of authorities
   88A.    88A. Capping of rate increases
   89.     89. Adjustments to values
   89A.    89A. Values under Valuation of Land Act 2001 to be used as
           basis of rates
   89B.    89B. Relevant percentages for purposes of minimum amounts

           Division 2 - General rates

   90.     90. General rate
   91.     91. Composition of general rate
   92.     92. Adjustment of amount payable

           Division 3 - Service rates and service charges

   93.     93. Service rate
   93A.    93A. Service rate for fire protection
   94.     94. Service charge
   94A.    94A. 
   95.     95. General provisions

           Division 4 - Construction rates and charges

   96.     96. Interpretation of Division 4
   97.     97. Construction rate and charge
   98.     98. Limit on construction rates and charges
   99.     99. Rebates and discount

           Division 5 - Separate rates and charges

   100.    100. Separate rate or charge
   101.    101. Intention to make separate rate or charge
   102.    102. Submissions
   103.    103. Petitions
   104.    104. Consideration by council
   105.    105. Separate rate or charge for same purpose
   105A.   105A. Review of separate rate or charge
   105B.   105B. Adjustment of separate rate or charge
   106.    106. Refund of separate rate or charge
   106A.   106A. Exemptions and variations

           Division 6 - Variation in rates

   107.    107. Variation in rates
   108.    108. Notification of variation
   109.    109. Objections to variations

           Division 6A - Averaged area rates

   109A.   109A. Averaged area rates may be made for locality
   109B.   109B. Determination of amount of averaged area rate
   109C.   109C. Public notice to be given of proposal to obtain authority
           to make averaged area rates
   109D.   109D. Notice of proposal to be given to certain ratepayers
   109E.   109E. Submissions in respect of proposal
   109F.   109F. Public meeting in respect of proposal to be held
   109G.   109G. Applications for certificates
   109H.   109H. Certificates

           Division 6B - Re-making of rates

   109I.   109I. Interpretation of Division 6B
   109J.   109J. Rectification orders
   109K.   109K. Revocation and re-making of rates
   109L.   109L. Validity of previous rate notices
   109M.   109M. Re-calculation to be made of amount of rates
   109N.   109N. Supplementary rates notices
   109O.   109O. Refund, &c., where substituted rate made

           Division 7 - Record of rates

   110.    110. Record of rates
   111.    111. Ownership

           Division 8 - Farm rating relief

   112.    112. Interpretation of Division 8
   113.    113. Declaration of land as urban farm land
   114.    114. Revocation of declaration
   115.    115. Revaluation of land
   116.    116. Sale or conveyance of urban farm land

           Division 9 - Liability and payment of rates

   117.    117. 
   118.    118. Notification of making rates
   119.    119. Charge on land
   120.    120. Liability for rates
   121.    121. Change in ownership or occupancy of land
   122.    122. Rates notice
   123.    123. Objections to rates notice
   123A.   123A. 
   124.    124. Instalment payments
   125.    125. Postponement of payment
   126.    126. Conditions of postponement
   127.    127. Postponement ceases to operate
   128.    128. Late payments
   129.    129. Remission of rates
   130.    130. Discount for early payment
   131.    131. Application of money
   132.    132. Certificate of liabilities

           Division 10 - Recovery

   133.    133. Recovery of rates
   134.    134. Recovery from certain persons
   135.    135. Rents under leases, &c., for unpaid rates
   136.    136. Indemnity

           Division 11 - Sale of land

   137.    137. Sale of land for unpaid rates
   138.    138. Title vests in purchaser
   139.    139. Application of money from sale
   139A.   139A. Register of money
   140.    140. Procedure if council cannot sell land

   PART 9A -
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           Division 1 -
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   140A.   140A. 
   140B.   140B. 
   140C.   140C. 
   140D.   140D. 
   140E.   140E. 
   140F.   140F. 
   140G.   140G. 

           Division 2 -
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   140H.   140H. 

           Division 3 -
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   140I.   140I. 
   140J.   140J. 
   140K.   140K. 
   140L.   140L. 
   140M.   140M. 

   PART 10 -
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   141.    141. 
   142.    142. 
   143.    143. 
   144.    144. 

   PART 11 - By-laws Division 1 - General provisions

   145.    145. General power to make by-laws
   146.    146. Applicability of by-laws
   147.    147. Incorporation by reference
   148.    148. Penalties and recovery of expenses
   149.    149. Infringement notices and fines
   150.    150. Restrictions on making of by-laws
   151.    151. Adoption of by-laws
   152.    152. Enforcement
   152A.   152A. Requirement to give name and address
   153.    153. Publication of by-laws
   154.    154. Repeal and amendment of by-laws
   155.    155. Expiry of by-laws

           Division 2 - Procedural provisions

   156.    156. Motion of intention to make by-law
   156A.   156A. Regulatory impact statement
   157.    157. Notice of proposed by-law
   158.    158. Proposed by-laws open to inspection and may be purchased
   159.    159. Submissions in respect of proposed by-law
   160.    160. Alterations to proposed by-law
   161.    161. Making by-laws
   162.    162. Certification of by-law
   163.    163. Commencement of by-law
   164.    164. By-law to Director
   165.    165. Title and numbering of by-laws
   166.    166. Copies of by-laws
   167.    167. Notice of by-laws

           Division 3 - By-laws in respect of certain matters

   168.    168. Fees and licences
   169.    169. Execution of works
   170.    170. Parking of vehicles

           Division 4 - Model by-laws

   170A.   170A. Regulatory impact statement in respect of model by-law
   170B.   170B. Consultation in respect of model by-laws
   171.    171. Making of model by-laws
   172.    172. Council may adopt model by-laws
   173.    173. Model by-law may allow additions
   174.    174. Repeal of model by-law

   PART 12 - Special Powers Division 1 - Purchase, acquisition, sale
   and lease of property

   175.    175. Purchase or lease of land
   176.    176. Acquisition of land
   177.    177. Sale and disposal of land
   177A.   177A. Public land
   178.    178. Sale, exchange and disposal of public land
   178A.   178A. Appeal
   178B.   178B. Determination of appeal
   179.    179. Lease of public land for less than 5 years
   180.    180. 
   181.    181. Land held on trust

           Division 2 - Fences, land repairs and trees

   182.    182. Fencing land
   183.    183. Land reinstated
   184.    184. 
   185.    185. Compliance with notice

           Division 3 - Towns

   186.    186. Towns
   187.    187. Polls
   188.    188. Boundaries of towns

           Division 4 - Markets

   189.    189. Closure of local highways
   190.    190. Objections
   191.    191. 
   192.    192. 

           Division 5 - Impounding of animals

   193.    193. Establishment of pounds
   194.    194. Impounding animals
   195.    195. Notice of impounding
   196.    196. Fees, costs and charges
   197.    197. Sale or destruction of unclaimed animals
   198.    198. Destruction of animals
   198A.   198A. Operation of private pounds

           Division 6 - Nuisances

   199.    199. Interpretation of Division 6
   200.    200. Abatement notices
   201.    201. General manager may take necessary action
   202.    202. Appeal against general manager's action
   203.    203. Nuisance orders
   204.    204. Costs
   204A.   204A. Infringement notice for non-compliance with abatement notice

           Division 7 - Fees and charges

   205.    205. Fees and charges
   206.    206. List of fees and charges
   207.    207. Remission of fees and charges

           Division 8 - Council maps

   208.    208. Council map
   209.    209. Corrections of map

   PART 12A - Local Government Board Division 1 - Local Government
   Board

   210.    210. Local Government Board
   211.    211. Functions and powers of Board
   212.    212. Staff
   213.    213. Delegation by Board

           Division 2 - Reviews of councils

   214.    214. Reviews of council
   214A.   214A. Scope of review
   214B.   214B. Supplementary review
   214C.   214C. Procedures for review
   214D.   214D. Report of review
   214E.   214E. Result of review
   214F.   214F. Transfer and vesting of assets
   214G.   214G. Apportionment between councils
   214H.   214H. Costs

           Division 3 - Reviews of single and joint authorities

   214I.   214I. Review of single or joint authorities
   214J.   214J. Procedure for review
   214K.   214K. Recommendations

           Division 9 -
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   PART 13 - Inquiries Division 1 - Board of Inquiry

   215.    215. Board of Inquiry
   215A.   215A. Operation during investigation
   216.    216. Functions of Board of Inquiry
   217.    217. Powers of Board of Inquiry
   218.    218. Procedure of Board of Inquiry
   219.    219. Submissions
   220.    220. Representation
   221.    221. Summons
   222.    222. Access to documents, &c.
   223.    223. Disclosure of information
   224.    224. Report of inquiry
   225.    225. Result of inquiry
   226.    226. Dismissal of councillors
   226A.   226A. Winding-up of authority
   227.    227. Immunity in publishing reports
   228.    228. Confidentiality
   229.    229. Cost of inquiry

           Division 2 - Commissioners

   230.    230. Appointment of commissioner on suspension
   231.    231. Appointment of commissioner on dismissal
   232.    232. Powers and functions of commissioner
   233.    233. Remuneration of commissioner
   234.    234. Termination of appointment as commissioner

   PART 14 - Legal Proceedings Division 1 - Proof and evidence

   235.    235. Proof of certain matters
   236.    236. Averments
   237.    237. Authentication of certain documents
   238.    238. Minutes
   239.    239. Gazette

           Division 2 - Actions by or against councils

   240.    240. Appearances in court
   241.    241. Penalties

           Division 3 - Validations and presumptions

   242.    242. Named as owner
   243.    243. Validation of proclamations, &c.

           Division 4 - Mutual rights of owners and occupiers

   244.    244. Application
   245.    245. Rights against owner enforceable against occupier
   246.    246. Certain notices to be passed on
   247.    247. Right to carry out works
   248.    248. Right of occupier to act in certain cases on default of
           owner
   249.    249. Primary right of occupier bearing owner's liability
   250.    250. Ultimate liability
   251.    251. Mesne tenants
   252.    252. Several owners

           Division 5 - Proceedings for offences

   252A.   252A. Proceedings for offences

   PART 15 - Council Elections Division 1 - Preliminary

   253.    253. 
   253A.   253A. Acting general manager
   253B.   253B. Prescribed procedures for certain elections

           Division 2 - Electors

   254.    254. Entitlement to be on list of electors and to vote in
           election
   255.    255. Voting by corporations
   256.    256. Maximum number of votes
   257.    257. Electoral enrolment form
   258.    258. Electoral roll
   259.    259. Inspection of electoral roll
   260.    260. Closure of electoral roll
   261.    261. List of electors
   261A.   261A. Inspection of list of electors
   262.    262. Reviews

           Division 3 - Issuing places and electoral officials

   263.    263. Issuing places
   264.    264. Returning officer
   265.    265. Electoral officers
   266.    266. Powers of electoral officers in charge
   267.    267. Electoral officer voting
   268.    268. Expenses of elections

           Division 4 - Notices of elections and nominations

   268A.   268A. Closing day and polling period
   269.    269. Notice of election
   270.    270. Eligibility for nomination as councillor
   271.    271. Notice of nominations
   272.    272. Acceptance or rejection of nomination
   273.    273. Withdrawal of nomination or death of candidate
   274.    274. Election without poll
   275.    275. Election with poll
   276.    276. Display of notice of nominations

           Division 5 - Advertising in respect of elections

   277.    277. 
   278.    278. Electoral advertising
   279.    279. Return in relation to electoral advertising
   280.    280. Further information
   281.    281. Returns open for inspection
   282.    282. Electoral Commissioner may require information

           Division 6 - Postal voting

   283.    283. Voting
   284.    284. Ballot material
   285.    285. Voting procedure
   286.    286. Supplementary issue of ballot material
   286A.   286A. When ballot paper sent as supplementary election material
           may be accepted
   287.    287. Ballot papers not to be accepted
   288.    288. Ballot papers
   289.    289. Instructions on ballot papers
   290.    290. Marking of ballot papers
   291.    291. Assistance to electors
   292.    292. Appointment of scrutineers
   293.    293. Presence of scrutineers
   294.    294. Scrutineering
   295.    295. Persons entitled to be present at place
   296.    296. Procedures for voting by persons outside Tasmania

           Division 7 -
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   297.    297. 
   298.    298. 

           Division 8 - Determination of result of elections

   299.    299. Counting votes
   300.    300. Informal ballot papers
   301.    301. 
   302.    302. 
   303.    303. Declaration of poll
   304.    304. Certificate of election
   305.    305. Recount of votes
   306.    306. Keeping of electoral material

           Division 9 - Casual vacancies

   307.    307. Casual vacancies
   308.    308. By-elections
   309.    309. 
   310.    310. Adjournment of poll

           Division 10 - Offences relating to elections

   311.    311. Electoral articles to be signed
   312.    312. Offences related to polling
   313.    313. Offences in violation of secrecy of ballot
   314.    314. Bribery and undue influence
   315.    315. False or misleading statements

           Division 11 - Miscellaneous

   316.    316. Formal defects not to invalidate elections
   317.    317. Orders in respect of elections
   318.    318. Invalidity of election not to affect proceedings
   319.    319. Instituting proceedings
   320.    320. Inquiries and investigations
   321.    321. Declaration of office
   321A.   321A. Vacancy of office on failure to make declaration
   322.    322. Right of Information
   323.    323. Role of Electoral Commissioner
   324.    324. 

   PART 16 - Miscellaneous Division 1 - Local Government Association of
   Tasmania

   325.    325. Interpretation of Division 1
   326.    326. Local Government Association of Tasmania
   327.    327. Members of Association
   328.    328. Functions and powers of Association
   329.    329. Rules
   330.    330. Employees of Association
   331.    331. 

           Division 1A - Employee assurance schemes

   331A.   331A. Interpretation of Division 1A
   331B.   331B. Existing scheme
   331C.   331C. New scheme
   331D.   331D. Management of schemes
   331E.   331E. 

           Division 2 - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

   332.    332. Endowment
   333.    333. Management

           Division 2A - Tenders and contracts for goods and services

   333A.   333A. Tenders
   333B.   333B. Code for tenders and contracts

           Division 3 - General provisions

   334.    334. Director of Local Government
   335.    335. Functions and powers of Director
   336.    336. Council arms
   336A.   336A. Public Office
   337.    337. Council land information certificate
   338.    338. Information
   338A.   338A. Disclosure of information
   339.    339. Improper use of information
   339A.   339A. Misuse of office
   339B.   339B. Offences relating to petitions
   339C.   339C. Offence to perform functions or exercise powers of
           councillor
   339D.   339D. Obstruction
   339E.   339E. Complaints against non-compliance or offence
   339F.   339F. Customer service charter
   340.    340. Interference with records and documents
   340A.   340A. Allowances
   341.    341. Immunity from liability
   342.    342. Validity of proceedings, &c.
   343.    343. Presumptions
   344.    344. Rounding off rates, &c.
   345.    345. False and misleading statements
   346.    346. 
   347.    347. Exemption from fees
   348.    348. Orders to be Statutory Rules
   349.    349. Regulations
   349A.   349A. Savings and transitional provisions consequent on Local
           Government Amendment (Code of Conduct) Act 2015
   350.    350. Repeal
   350A.   350A. Validation, &c., of certain rates and charges
   350B.   350B. Validation of certain rate notices
   351.    351. Administration of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 2a
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 3a
           SCHEDULE 3b
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
           SCHEDULE 6
           SCHEDULE 7
           SCHEDULE 8
           SCHEDULE 8a
           SCHEDULE 9
           SCHEDULE 10

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