Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 55

Protection of Animal Welfare and Security Act*

An Act to Amend Chapter 33 of the Acts of 2008, the Animal Protection Act

Déposé par :
L'honorable John MacDonell
Minister of Agriculture

Première lecture
Débats en deuxième lecture
Adoption en deuxième lecture
Comité des modifications des lois
    Date(s) de réunion 29 avril 2013; 1 mai 2013; 2 mai 2013
    Rapport à la Chambre
Comité plénier
Débats de la troisième lecture
Débats de la troisième lecture
Sanction royale
Prise d'effet 2 décembre 2014
2013 Statutes, Chapter 8

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

Clause 1 sets out the short title of this Act.

Clause 2 broadens the characterization of what constitutes an animal in distress and adds a provision to the Animal Protection Act regarding pet owners who are minors.

Clauses 3 and 4 clarify the type of location where an inspector or peace officer may search for and seize an animal.

Clause 5 changes “owner” to “person” with respect to who must comply with directions given under the Act and changes “place” to “premises”.

Clause 6 adds a requirement for a seller to have the health of a dog certified by a veterinarian prior to any sale.

Clause 7 changes “dwelling place” and “dwelling house” to “dwelling” for consistency of language and clarifies that an inspector or peace officer can enter premises other than a private dwelling.

Clause 8 specifies

(a) the options available to the Society or the Minister on a review of a decision to take an animal into custody;

(b) the actions that may be taken once a decision has been reviewed; and

(c) that a review may be conducted orally or in writing, at the Minister’s discretion.

Clauses 9 and 10 correct errors.

Clause 11 increases the penalties for a conviction under the Act and broadens the powers of a judge following a conviction.

Clause 12 adds broader regulation-making powers for the Minister.

Clause 13 revises the regulation-making power of the Governor in Council as a result of the expanded power of the Minister to make regulations and adds to the regulation-making power of the Governor in Council.

Clause 14 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.