The Meghalaya Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Act, 1979
(Meghalaya Act No. 3 of 1980)
[As passed by the Assembly]
[Received the assent of the Governor of Meghalaya on the 7th February, 1980]Published in the Gazette of Meghalaya, Extraordinary, dated the 9th February, 1980. No. LL. 242/79/13, dated 8th February, 1980. - The following Act of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly which received the assent of the Governor is hereby published for general information: An Act further to amend the Meghalaya Amusements and Betting Tax Act (Assam Act VI of 1939) as adapted and modified by Meghalaya Be it enacted by the Legislature of Meghalaya in the Thirtieth Year of the Republic of India as follows: 1. Short title, extent and commencement. - (1) This Act may be called the Meghalaya Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Act, 1979. (2) It extends to the whole of the State of Meghalaya. (3) It shall come into force at once. 2. Amendment of Section 5-A. - In the Meghalaya Amusements and Betting Tax Act, in Section 5-A,-
(i) for sub-section (2) the following shall be substituted, namely:
"(2) Whoever resells any ticket for admission to an entertainment in contravention of the provision of sub-section (1), shall, on first conviction before a Magistrate, be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees but which shall not be less than one hundred rupees and for a subsequent offence with imprisonment which may extend to six months and also with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, but in no case the punishment with imprisonment shall be less than one month and that with fine be less than one hundred rupees".
(ii) for the word "bailable" occurring in sub-section (3), the words "non-bailable" shall be substituted.