Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 14

Justices of the Peace Act (amended) Provincial Court Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 244 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Justices of the Peace Act, and Chapter 238 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Provincial Court Act

Déposé par :
L'honorable Lena Metlege Diab
Minister of Justice

Première lecture
Débats en deuxième lecture
Adoption en deuxième lecture
Comité des modifications des lois
    Date(s) de réunion 9 décembre 2013; 10 décembre 2013
    Rapport à la Chambre
Comité plénier
Débats de la troisième lecture
Débats de la troisième lecture
Sanction royale
Prise d'effet 12 décembre 2013
2013 Statutes, Chapter 39

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

Clause 1 adds additional definitions to the Justices of the Peace Act.
Clause 2

(a) creates a commission to recommend in a report the hourly rate to be paid to presiding justices of the peace and the annual cost-of-living adjustments to the hourly rate;

(b) provides that the hourly rate for presiding justices of the peace is to be a percentage of the per diem payment made to judges of the Provincial Court who are not receiving salaries;

(c) lists the factors to be considered by the commission in making its report;

(d) sets the length of the commission’s terms;

(e) authorizes the commission to set its procedures subject to certain requirements;

(f) requires that each commission report recommending changes to the hourly rate of presiding justices of the peace cover a six-year period;

(g) sets the due date for the commission reports;

(h) sets April 1st in the year following the date of each commission report as the effective date for the commission recommendations; and

(i) provides a process for implementing the commission’s recommendations.
Clause 3 repeals clause 12(1)(e) of the Justices of the Peace Act as remuneration is no longer to be determined by regulation, but by the new commission.

Clauses 4 and 5 amend the Provincial Court Act to adjust the dates for the tribunal reviewing the provincial court judges’ salaries to a January 15th to January 14th cycle every three years rather than a November 1st to October 31st cycle every three years.
Clause 6 requires the tribunal to hold a pre-conference hearing.

Clause 7 confirms the three-year reporting period on an April 1st to March 31st cycle for the tribunal holding office on the coming into force of the subsection.

Clause 8 adjusts the due dates for the tribunal reports from February 1st every three years to October 1, 2014, October 1, 2016, and every third year thereafter.
Clause 9 requires the transmittal by the tribunal of materials filed with the tribunal to the commission.

Clauses 10 and 11 adjust dates for the introduction of legislation required to implement the recommendations contained in the report from April 1st to October 1st every three years.