19. An act not primarily intended to amend another act may set out, at the end, amendments of other acts which are a consequence of changes which it introduces.Where the consequential amendments are substantial, a separate amending act should be adopted.
An act with autonomous provisions may so alter the legal context of a given field as to make it necessary to amend other acts governing other areas within the same field. To the extent that the amendment remains altogether secondary to the main scope of the act, such a juxtaposition of these different elements does not fall within the prohibition set out in Guideline 18 on the inclusion of autonomous substantive provisions in amending acts.
In any event, the amendment must be a textual amendment in accordance with the rule set out in Guideline 18.
In order for the amendment to be apparent, it must be mentioned in the title of the act.
If the preponderance of amending provisions causes the centre of gravity of the act to shift to the category of amending acts, it should be split into two separate acts, for the reasons set out in points 18.4 and 18.5.