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23 2019

CIVIL LAW (PRESUMPTION OF DEATH) ACT 2019

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Act 2019.

(2) The Civil Registration Acts 2004 to 2018 and Part 3 may be cited together as the Civil Registration Acts 2004 to 2019.

(3) This Act (other than Part 3 ) comes into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or provisions.

(4) Part 3 comes into operation on such day or days that the Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or provisions.

Interpretation

2. In this Act—

“Act of 2010” means the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;

“applicant” shall be construed in accordance with section 4 ;

“civil partner” means a person in a civil partnership or legal relationship to which section 3 of the Act of 2010 applies;

“cohabitant” means a cohabitant within the meaning of section 172(1) of the Act of 2010;

“Court” shall be construed in accordance with section 10 ;

“Minister” means the Minister for Justice and Equality;

“missing person” means an individual whose existence has become uncertain, because he or she has disappeared without trace and there are no signs that he or she is alive.

Expenses

3. The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.