Public Law in Israel

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Administrative Procedure Amendment (Statement of Reasons) Law 1958

Definition
1. In this Law* -- 'public servant' means a State employee, an employee of a local authority, and any authority vested with any power under any law.
Duty to reply in time
2. (a) Where an application in writing has been made to a public servant to exercise any power vested in him under any law, he shall decide upon the application and shall reply to the applicant in writing as soon as possible, but not later than 45 days from the date of receipt of the application.(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply --
1. where the subject-matter of the application requires investigation under any law;
2. where a different period is prescribed by law for the reply;
3. where it appears, upon examination, that the subject matter of the application requires further examination or consideration;
4. where the subject-matter of the application is governed by procedures under which the time for consideration is longer than that prescribed in subsection (a).

(c) In the cases referred to in subsection (b), the public servant shall notify the applicant in writing as soon as possible, but not later than three months from the date of receipt of the application, for which of the said reasons he refrains from replying in time, and shall bring the notification to the knowledge of his superior. Where the reason is one of those mentioned in paragraphs (2) and (4) of subsection (b), the notification shall also indicate the time allotted for the reply or consideration; and where the reason is that mentioned in paragraph (3) of subsection (b), the notification shall give details as far as possible.

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Passed by the Knesset on the 4 Tevet 5719 ( 15 Dec. 1958) and published in No. 264 of 13 Tevet 5719 ( 24 Dec. 1958), 7.

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