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  • YAP STATE CODE
     
         This version of the Yap State Code is an unofficial version of the 1987 Code, as previously supplemented twice, and being currently updated by the Yap State Code Commission, with assistance by the LIS Project.  This draft unofficial version is updated through Yap State Law (YSL) 5-23.
     
         The first official version of the code was done in 1987 (see, "Introduction (To Original 1987 Code)") and has been supplemented twice.  This latest version of the code that is currently being updated through YSL 5-23 will be a new 2000 edition of the Yap State Code when completed (see, "Introduction (To 2000 edition, Yap State Code)").

         Users may utilize this unofficial version of the Yap State Code as a useful research tool, but should cite to the source laws set forth in the source following each Section of the Code, if citing to a provision that was amended or newly created after Yap State Law 3-88.  YSL 3-88 was the last law codified by the Second Supplement to the official 1987 Yap State Code.

         Format editing was done by the LIS Project to improve the readability of the Code.  Additional cross references and links have been added to this version of the Yap State Code by the LIS Project to assist in more efficient research.

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    INTRODUCTION (1987 YAP STATE CODE)

    INTRODUCTION (2000 YAP STATE CODE)

    Title 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Chapter 3.  Vacant
    Chapter 4.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  Flag
    Subchapter II.  Seal
    Chapter 6.  Vacant
    Chapter 7.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  State Legal Holidays
    Subchapter II.  Observances

    Title 2.  THE LEGISLATURE
    Subchapter I.  Chief Clerk
    Subchapter II.  Legislative Counsel
    Subchapter III.  Legislative Budget Officer
    Subchapter IV.  Legislative Public Information Officer
    Chapter 3.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Establishment of Committees
    Subchapter III.  Hearings
    Subchapter IV.  Enforcement and Penalties

    Title 3.  THE EXECUTIVE
    Subchapter I.  Title and Organization
    Subchapter II.  Departments and Offices
    Subchapter III.  Appointments, Confirmations, and Vacancies
    Subchapter IV.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 2.  Vacant
    Chapter 3.  Vacant

    Title 4.  THE JUDICIARY
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Jurisdiction
    Subchapter III.  Service of Process
    Subchapter IV.  Justices and Assessors
    Subchapter V.  Municipal Courts
    Subchapter VI.  Administrative Matters
    Chapter 2.  Vacant
    Chapter 3.  Vacant

    Title 5.  TRADITIONAL LEADERS AND TRADITIONS
    Chapter 2.  Vacant
    Chapter 3.  Vacant

    Title 6.  LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Title 7.  ELECTIONS

    Title 8.  PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYMENT
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Administration
    Subchapter III.  Application and Appointments
    Subchapter IV.  Classification and Compensation
    Subchapter V.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 4.  Vacant

    Title 9.  PUBLIC PROPERTY, PURCHASING AND CONTRACTS
    Division 1.  PUBLIC PROPERTY
    Chapter 4.  Vacant
    Division 2.  PUBLIC PURCHASING AND CONTRACTS
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Bidding
    Subchapter III.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 6.  Vacant

    Title 10.  ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Regulations
    Subchapter III.  Hearings
    Subchapter IV.  Judicial Review
    Subchapter V.  License Removal
    Subchapter VI.  Miscellaneous Provisions

    Title 11.  CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT
    Division 1.  YAP PENAL CODE

    Title 12.  RULES OF COURT [Reserved]

    Title 13.  TAXATION AND FINANCE
    Division 1.  TAXATION
    Chapter 2.  Vacant
    Chapter 3.  Vacant
    Chapter 4.  Vacant
    Divsion 2.  FINANCE
    Chapter 6.  Vacant
    Chapter 8.  Vacant
    Chapter 9.  Vacant
    Chapter 11.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  General Fund & Special Funds
    Subchapter III.  Deposits, Allotments, Obligations & Disbursements
    Subchapter IV.  Prohibitions & Penalties
    Subchapter V.  Miscellaneous Provisions

    Title 14.  PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  The Corporation
    Subchapter III.  Board of Directors
    Subchapter IV.  Staff and Management
    Subchapter V.  Rates, Charges and Fees
    Subchapter VI.  Miscellaneous Provisions

    Title 15.  HEALTH AND WELFARE
    Chapter 2.  Vacant
    Chapter 5.  Vacant
    Chapter 7.  Vacant
    Chapter 8.  Vacant
    Chapter 9.  Vacant

    Title 16.  EDUCATION
    Chapter 3.  Vacant
    Chapter 4.  Vacant
    Chapter 7.  Vacant
    Chapter 8.  Vacant
    Chapter 9.  Vacant

    Title 17.  LABOR [Reserved]

    Title 18.  CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES
    Division 1.  MARINE RESOURCES
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  The Authority
    Subchapter III.  The Board
    Subchapter IV.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 3.  Vacant
    Division 2.  WATER RESOURCES
    Chapter 5.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  The Authority
    Subchapter III.  The Board
    Subchapter IV.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  The Authority
    Subchapter III.  The Board
    Subchapter IV.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 8.  Vacant
    Chapter 9.  Vacant
    Division 3.  CONSERVATION
    Chapter 12.  Vacant
    Chapter 13.  Vacant
    Chapter 14.  Vacant
    Division 4.  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    Title 19.  RECREATION AND PARKS
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  The Council
    Subchapter III.  Board of Directors
    Subchapter IV.  Miscellaneous Provisions

    Title 20.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    Subchapter I.  Yap Islands Planning Commission
    Subchapter II.  Outer Islands Planning Commission
    Chapter 6.  Vacant
    Chapter 7.  Vacant
    Chapter 8.  Vacant
    Chapter 9.  Vacant
    Chapter 14.  Vacant
    Chapter 16.  Vacant
    Chapter 17.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  The Authority
    Subchapter III.  The Board
    Subchapter IV.  Enforcement
    Chapter 19.  Vacant

    Title 21.  AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS
    Chapter 2.  Vacant

    Title 22.  BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Licensing
    Subchapter III.  Fees
    Subchapter IV.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 4.  Vacant
    Subchapter I.  General Provisions
    Subchapter II.  Board of Land Surveyor Examiners
    Subchapter III.  Registration of Land Surveyors
    Subchapter IV.  Register of Land Surveyors
    Subchapter V.  Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 6.  Vacant
    Chapter 7.  Vacant

    Title 23.  CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
    Division 1.  CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
    Chapter 9.  Vacant

    Title 24.  NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING [Reserved]

    Title 25.  MOTOR VEHICLES AND HIGHWAYS
    Division 1.  STATE MOTOR VEHICLE ACT
    Division 2.  OTHER VEHICLES
    Chapter 9.  Vacant
    Division 3.  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    Chapter 11.  Vacant
    Division 4.  GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
    Chapter 13.  Vacant
    Chapter 14.  Vacant
    Division 5.  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

    Title 26.  AERONAUTICS [Reserved]

    Title 27.  DOMESTIC RELATIONS [Reserved]

    Title 28.  DECEDENT'S ESTATES AND FIDUCIARY RELATIONS [Reserved]

    Title 29.  PROPERTY

    Title 30.  ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

    Title 31.  CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

    Title 32.  COMMUNICATIONS [Reserved]
     
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