Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 133

Inter-city Bus Service Act

An Act to Amend Chapter 292 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Carrier Act, Respecting Inter-city Bus Service

Déposé par :
L'honorable Maurice Smith
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Première lecture
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Comité des modifications des lois
    Date(s) de réunion 22 novembre 2012
    Rapport à la Chambre
Comité plénier
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Débats de la troisième lecture
Sanction royale
Prise d'effet Proclamation; except clause 9(1)(d) and subsection 9(2): February 19, 2013
2012 Statutes, Chapter 45

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

This Act amends the Motor Carrier Act to make the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal the licensing authority with respect to inter-city bus licences and related matters while keeping the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board as the licensing authority with respect to other types of licences issued to motor carriers. Under the amendments, the Board will continue to be able to exercise authority over the licences it has issued, except with respect to amendments related to inter-city bus service, which will become the Minister’s responsibility. The amendments give the Minister the option to refer matters concerning inter-city bus service to the Board in exceptional circumstances and provide the Governor in Council with related regulation-making powers.

In addition,
(a) Clause 4 corrects a cross-reference;
(b) Clause 8 updates a statute reference;
(c) Clause 9 decreases the notice requirements for applications to the Board from publication in two issues of the Royal Gazette to one issue and from twenty-one days to object to seven days; and
(d) Clauses 26 and 27 remove the possibility of imprisonment as punishment for an offence under the Act.