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Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171]   cite [+]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
  1. Preamble

  2. PART I   PRELIMINARY

    1. 1. Short title, application and commencement
    2. 2. Interpretation
  3. PART II   ADMINISTRATION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES

    1. 3. Declaration and determination of status of local authority areas
    2. 4. Change of name and status, and alteration of boundaries
    3. 5. Merger of two or more local authorities
    4. 6. Succession of rights, liabilities and obligations
    5. 7. Extension of this Act to non-local authority areas
    6. 8. Administration of local authority areas
    7. 9. Power of State Authority to issue directions
    8. 10. Councillors
    9. 11. Declaration by Councillor before assuming office
    10. 12. Councillors exempt from service as assessors or jurors
    11. 13. Local authorities to be corporations
    12. 14. Common seal
    13. 15. Provisions relating to local government elections ceasing to have effect
  4. PART III   OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES

    1. 16. List of offices
    2. 17. Power of local authority to provide for discipline, etc., of its officers
    3. 18. Superannuation or Provident Fund
  5. PART IV   CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

    1. 19. Local authority office
    2. 20. Ordinary meetings
    3. 21. Special meetings
    4. 22. Notice of meetings
    5. 23. Meetings of local authority to be public
    6. 24. Quorum
    7. 25. Chairman of meetings
    8. 26. Vote of majority decisive
    9. 27. Minutes to be kept of all proceedings
    10. 28. Appointment of Committees
    11. 29. Standing orders for regulating proceedings of local authorities
    12. 30. Extraordinary powers in case of emergency
    13. 31. Validity of acts of local authority officers
    14. 32. Authentication and execution of documents
    15. 33. Exemption of Councillors, etc., from personal liability
    16. 34. Disability of Councillors for voting on account of interests in contracts, etc.
    17. 35. Restriction
    18. 36. Contracts
    19. 37. Mode of executing contracts exceeding ten thousand ringgit
    20. 38. Employees not to be interested in contracts
  6. PART V   GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

    1. 39. Revenue of the local authority
    2. 40. Local Authority Fund
    3. 41. Power of local authority to raise loans
    4. 42. Power of local authority to issue mortgages or debenture stock and to make regulations in respect thereof
    5. 43. Notice of trust, charge or other interest not receivable
    6. 44. Securities to be trust investment
    7. 45. Remedies for default
    8. 46. Borrowing powers for special purposes
    9. 47. Loans by Government
    10. 48. Loans to be first charge on revenue and assets
    11. 49. Advances by way of overdraft
    12. 50. Sinking fund
    13. 51. State Authority may give directions as regards sinking fund
    14. 52. Renewal and insurance funds
  7. PART VI   ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

    1. 53. Accounts to be kept
    2. 54. Financial year
    3. 55. Annual estimates to be passed and approved
    4. 56. Supplementary estimates
    5. 57. No expenditure to be incurred unless included in the estimates
    6. 58. Virement
    7. 59. Form of estimates
    8. 60. Audit of accounts
    9. 61. Power to take evidence
    10. 62. Remuneration of auditor
  8. PART VII   PUBLIC PLACES

    1. 63. Control of public place, etc.
    2. 64. Power to make new public places, etc., and enlarge them
    3. 65. Power temporarily to close public places
    4. 66. Power to erect public buildings in open public places
    5. 67. Conditions and restrictions in regard to closure of street, etc.
    6. 68. Naming of public places, etc.
  9. PART VIII   POLLUTION OF STREAMS

    1. 69. Committing nuisance in streams, etc.
    2. 70. Pollution of streams with trade refuse, etc.
    3. 71. Local authority may recover for work done
  10. PART IX   FOOD, MARKETS, SANITATION AND NUISANCES

    1. 72. Powers
    2. 73. By-laws
    3. 74. Filthy house, etc.
    4. 75. Power to enter and cleanse houses or buildings
    5. 76. Destruction of rats and mice
    6. 77. Closing and demolition, etc., of insanitary dwellings
    7. 78. Overcrowding of houses
    8. 79. When house to be deemed "overcrowded"
    9. 80. Nuisances to be abated
    10. 81. Nuisances liable to be dealt with summarily under this Act
    11. 82. Notice requiring abatement of nuisance
    12. 83. Order for demolition of house unfit for habitation
    13. 84. Power to proceed where cause of nuisance arises outside local authority area
  11. PART X   FIRE SERVICES

    1. 85. (Deleted)
    2. 86. (Deleted)
    3. 87. (Deleted)
    4. 88. (Deleted)
    5. 89. (Deleted)
    6. 90. (Deleted)
    7. 91. (Deleted)
    8. 92. (Deleted)
    9. 93. (Deleted)
  12. PART XI   BURIAL PLACES, CREMATORIA AND EXHUMATION

    1. 94. Local authority may provide burial grounds and crematoria and issue licences for the same
    2. 95. Penalty for unlawful burials
    3. 96. Power to close burial grounds and crematoria
    4. 97. Exhumation of corpses
    5. 98. Power to make by-laws
    6. 99. Keeping of registers
    7. 100. Non-application of other written laws
  13. PART XII   FURTHER POWERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY

    1. 101. Further powers of local authority
  14. PART XIII   BY-LAWS

    1. 102. General power to make by-laws
    2. 102A. By-law, etc., may prescribe fees and charges
    3. 103. By-laws to be confirmed by State Authority
    4. 104. Penalties for breaches of by-laws
    5. 105. Power to demand monetary deposits from applicants for permits
    6. 106. Publication of by-law, rule or regulation in the Gazette constitutes notice
  15. PART XIV   MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 107. Licences
    2. 108. Notices, etc.
    3. 109. Default in compliance with notice or order
    4. 110. Power to enter premises
    5. 111. Officer may demand names and addresses
    6. 112. Penalty for obstructing Councillor and others
    7. 113. Recovery of expenses
    8. 114. Expenses and costs payable by owners
    9. 115. Recovery of expenses or costs from persons in default
    10. 116. Recovery of charges for local authority services
    11. 117. Recovery by instalments
    12. 118. Compensation, damages and costs to be determined by courts of competent jurisdiction
    13. 119. General penalty
    14. 120. Local authority may direct prosecution
    15. 121. Power of arrest
    16. 122. Books of local authority to be prima facie evidence of sums due
    17. 123. Liability for acts and omissions
    18. 124. Public Authorities Protection Act 1948
    19. 125. Protection of Councillors, officers and employees from personal liability
    20. 126. Officers to be public servants
  16. PART XV   RATING AND VALUATION

    1. 127. Power to impose rates
    2. 128. Further rates
    3. 129. Division of area and holding for rating purposes
    4. 130. Basis of assessment of rate
    5. 131. (Deleted)
    6. 132. Drainage rate
    7. 133. Duration of rate
    8. 134. Exemption from rates
    9. 135. Exemption or reduction of rate
    10. 136. Minimum rate payable
    11. 137. Preparation of Valuation List
    12. 138. Designation if name of owner unknown
    13. 139. Joint or separate valuation
    14. 140. Returns may be required
    15. 141. Notice of new Valuation List to be published
    16. 142. Objections
    17. 143. Confirmation of new Valuation List
    18. 144. Amendments to Valuation List
    19. 145. Appeals
    20. 146. Rates to be first charge
    21. 147. Proceedings in default
    22. 148. Proceedings for recovery of an arrear
    23. 149. Sale of property attached
    24. 150. Application of proceeds of sale
    25. 151. Attachment and sale of holding
    26. 152. Recovery of costs
    27. 153. Power to stop sale
    28. 154. Objection to attachment
    29. 155. Recovery of rates paid by occupier
    30. 156. Arrear may be sued as debt
    31. 157. Evidence of rates
    32. 158. Assessment, etc., not to be impeached for want of form
    33. 159. Liability of owner on subdivision or amalgamation of holdings
    34. 160. Notice of transfer of rateable holdings
    35. 161. Notice of new buildings
    36. 162. Refund on unoccupied buildings
    37. 163. Provision for rating buildings on State or reserved land
    38. 164. Saving
  17. PART XVI   SPECIAL PROVISIONS

    1. 165. Transfers of functions
    2. 166. Repeal
  1. FIRST SCHEDULE

  2. SECOND SCHEDULE

  3. APPENDIX



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