Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 68

Oak Island Treasure Act and the Special Places Protection Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 39 of the Acts of 2010, the Oak Island Treasure Act, and Chapter 438 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Special Places Protection Act

Déposé par :
L'honorable Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Chester–St. Margaret's

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Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

Clause 1 repeals provisions of the Oak Island Treasure Act that allow

(a) the Minister to issue or renew a treasure-hunting licence; and

(b) a licence holder to retain treasure discovered and recovered upon payment of a royalty.

Clause 2 cancels all existing treasure-hunting licences as of the coming into force of this Clause.

Clause 3 amends the Special Places Protection Act to add Oak Island treasure to the definition of “heritage object”.

Clause 4 directs the Minister to designate Oak Island as a protected site.

Clause 5 allows persons whose existing treasure-hunting licences are cancelled by Clause 2 and who are issued a heritage research permit within six months of the cancellation to retain any coins or gold or silver bars discovered and recovered by the person, subject to a requirement to deliver a portion of the coins or bars, as selected by the archaeologist appointed by the Government of Nova Scotia, to the Nova Scotia Museum or another public institution, to become the property of Nova Scotia.

Clause 6 requires the holder of a heritage research permit to pay the expenses in relation to an archaeologist appointed by the Government of Nova Scotia to monitor the site of any explorations or excavations carried out on Oak Island.