Check the Regulations

Today’s Tip: Look for regulations.

Most legal researchers are cognizant that they should check for a statute on their topic. My tip today is a reminder to also look for regulatory, policy, and other delegated legisaltion.

Some regulation reminders:

  • Regulation making power is always spelled out in a section of the statute.
  • The authority to make a regulation does not necessarily mean that a regulation exists.
  • Some regulations have the authority to change the wording of an act.
  • Regualtions come into force on the day they are filed unless they state otherwise in a ciming into force section

Thanks to Dino for the question that inspired this Tip.

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