The States are asked to decide:-
Whether they are of the opinion to approve the draft Ordinance entitled "The Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017", and to direct that the same shall have effect as an Ordinance of the States.
This proposition has been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.
This Ordinance amends the transitional provisions in the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 set out at section 6. The purpose of the amendments is primarily to ensure that all persons resident in Guernsey on the coming into force of the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 are able to benefit properly from the shorter qualification periods introduced by the new regime.
The Ordinance also makes a minor amendment to section 57 (another transitional provision), so as to provide that a person to whom it applies may only benefit from its provisions for so long as the person's circumstances do not change in any material way, and amends section 83 to ensure that the time spent outside Guernsey by the spouse/partner of a person serving with HM Forces is treated as ordinary residence in Guernsey where appropriate.