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BILL NO. 64

                                                   Local Bill

                 
                                                               
              3rd Session, 56th General Assembly
                         Nova Scotia
                   44 Elizabeth II, 1995-96

                 
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                  An Act to Amend Chapter 3
                   of the Acts of 1994, the
            Cape Breton Regional Municipality Act




                          CHAPTER 32
                       ACTS OF 1995-96




                 
                                                               
                                                               
           The Honourable J. Bernard Boudreau, Q.C.
                    Cape Breton The Lakes


                 
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
          AS ASSENTED TO BY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
                       JANUARY 11, 1996






                 
                                                               
                           Halifax
          Printed by Queen's Printer for Nova Scotia
                               
                               
                               
                               
                               
                   An Act to Amend Chapter 3
                    of the Acts of 1994, the
             Cape Breton Regional Municipality Act



         Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:


         1  Section 93 of Chapter 3 of the Acts of 1994, the Cape
Breton Regional Municipality Act, is amended by adding
immediately after subsection (7) the following subsection:

            (8) Notwithstanding subsections (5) and (6),

                (a) the Council may authorize the levying and
            collecting of a separate rate for the area of the
            Regional Municipality determined by the Council to be
            a rural area receiving a rural level of services and a
            separate rate for the area of the Regional Municipality
            determined by the Council to be a suburban area
            receiving a suburban level of services;

                (b) for the five fiscal years commencing August 1,
            1995, the Council may authorize the levying and
            collecting of a separate rate within each former
            municipal unit by phasing down or up the rate that
            applied within the municipal unit immediately before
            August 1, 1995;

                (c) for the ten fiscal years commencing August 1,
            1995, the Council may authorize different percentages
            pursuant to clause 5(b) within each former municipal
            unit by phasing down or up the percentage that applied
            within the municipal unit immediately before August 1,
            1995;

                (d) for the ten fiscal years commencing August 1,
            1995, the Council may authorize the levying and
            collecting of a separate rate within each former
            municipal unit for debt charges arising from debt
            outstanding prior to August 1, 1995;

                (e) for the period April 1, 1995, to July 31, 1995,
            the Council may set tax rates for the area of each
            former municipal unit that reflect the actual revenue
            requirement for that area for that period; and

                (f) the Council may authorize different
            percentages pursuant to clause 5(b) for each rate
            determined pursuant to clause (a).


         2  Section 97 of Chapter 3 is amended by adding
immediately after subsection (5) the following subsections:

            (6) The Council may levy a rate on an area to recover
         outstanding deficits, debts, debt charges or other items of
         past expenditure that the Council determines should be
         recovered from the ratepayers of the area.

            (7) A rate levied pursuant to subsection (6) applies to
         the assessed value of all taxable property and business
         assessments in the area.

         3  This Act has effect on and after August 1, 1995.