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BILL NO. 26

                                                        Government Bill

       
                                                                         
                  3rd Session, 56th General Assembly
                              Nova Scotia
                         44 Elizabeth II, 1995

       
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                      An Act to Amend Chapter 293
                    of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
                         the Motor Vehicle Act










       
                                                                         
                                                                         
                    The Honourable Richard W. Mann
             Minister of Transportation and Communications


       
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                       
       
                                                                         
                                Halifax
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                           Explanatory Notes

         Clauses 1 and 2 provide that every vehicle registration and driver s licence expires on the
dates specified or determined by regulation.  At present, vehicle registrations and driver s
licences expire at the end of the month and year endorsed on the permit or licence.


         Clause 3 authorizes the council of a town or rural municipality to enact a by-law to
regulate parking by means of meters, as is already authorized for the council of a city.



         Clause 4 authorizes the council of a town or rural municipality to enact a by-law to
provide for exemptions from parking restrictions, as is already authorized for the council of a
city.

         Clause 5 provides that Clauses 1 and 2 come into force on proclamation.




                       An Act to Amend Chapter 293
                     of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
                          the Motor Vehicle Act



         Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:


         1  Subsection 21(1) of Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle
Act, is amended by striking out "at the end of the month and year endorsed on the vehicle
permit" in the second and third lines and substituting "on the date specified or determined by
regulation".


         2  Section 79 of Chapter 293 is amended by striking out "at the end of the month and
year endorsed on the license" in the first and second lines and substituting "on the date specified
or determined by regulation".


         3  (1) Subsection 153(1) of Chapter 293 is amended by adding ", town or
municipality" immediately after "city" in the second line.

            (2) Subsection 153(2) of Chapter 293, as amended by Chapter 12 of the Acts of
1994-95, is further amended by

                (a) adding ", town or municipality" immediately after "city" in the first
            line; and

                (b) adding "or town" immediately after "city" in the first line of clause (a).


         4  Section 154 of Chapter 293 is amended by striking out "or town" in the first and in
the third lines and substituting in each case ", town or municipality".


         5  Sections 1 and 2 come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and
declares by proclamation.