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BILL NO. 56

                                                   Local Bill

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

                 
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                 An Act to Amend Chapter 43A
                     of the Acts of 1978,
                  the Dartmouth City Charter










                 
                                                               
                                                               
             The Honourable James A. Smith, M.D.
                        Dartmouth East


                 
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                             
                 
                                                               
                           Halifax
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                       Explanatory Note

         This bill permits the City of Dartmouth to withdraw up to $1,050,000.00 from the
Pollution Control Account during the 1995/96 fiscal year without the consent of the Minister and
use that money for any purpose for which the Council has authority to expend money.  At present
Council may only use such funds for the control of pollution in Halifax Harbour.




                 An Act to Amend Chapter 43A
                     of the Acts of 1978,
                  the Dartmouth City Charter



         Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:


         1  Section 229B of Chapter 43A of the Acts of 1978, the Dartmouth City Charter, as
enacted by Chapter 58 of the Acts of 1988, is amended by adding immediately after subsection
(4) the following subsection:

            (4A)    Notwithstanding subsection (4), the Municipal Affairs Act or any other
         enactment, the Council may, without the consent of the Minister, withdraw up to one
         million fifty thousand dollars from the Pollution Control Account and use such money for
         any purpose for which the Council has authority to expend money.