What is an "official" version of an act or regulation and how can I get a copy?
The official version of an act or regulation is the paper copy published by and available from the Queen's Printer. You can also view paper copies at the Yukon Public Law Library. The originals of the acts enacted by the Legislature are held by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and the originals of regulations that are enacted are held by the Registrar of Regulations.
The consolidated regulations are current to December 31, 2020. We list any regulations enacted after that date as “new” under acts and regulations and under New regulations. We usually post them within 10 business days.
There are several ways to find acts and regulations, depending what you’re looking for.
Use the menu
An easy way is to click or tap on the 3 black horizontal lines in the top right of the screen. This is the “menu” for the legislation site. You will see the menu whichever web page you’re on (but not if you’re looking at a PDF document).
Scan the headings in black to find what category of legislation information you’re looking for:
Current legislation by
Legislation not in force
Then click or tap on the heading in blue underneath that fits with the information you need.
What does the date at the top of an act listed in the Table of Public Statutes refer to?
The "Assented to" date at the top of acts listed in the Table of Public Statutes refers to the date the Commissioner assented to the act.
Sometimes an act has a commencement or coming into force section which says how and when the act or different provisions of the act come into force. If there’s no commencement or coming into force section, the act comes into force on the date of assent.
Acts included in the Revised Statutes of the Yukon 2002 will not have an assent date at the top because all of those acts are considered to have come into force on January 1, 2003.
How can I find out which provisions in an act have been amended?
Look at Part 1 of the Table of Public Statutes for the name of the act. The sections of the act that have been amended, repealed or added are listed along with the citation of and link to the act where you’ll find the amendment.