Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 69

Statute Amendments (2013) Act

An Act to Make Various Administrative Amendments to the Statutes of Nova Scotia

Déposé par :
L'honorable Ross Landry
Minister of Justice

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    Date(s) de réunion 3 mai 2013
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Prise d'effet Section 4: December 6, 2012; Sections 5 to 9: August 30, 2013
2013 Statutes, Chapter 10

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

Clause 1 sets out the short title of this Act.

Clause 2 corrects an error in the Body Armour Control Act.

Clause 3 amends the Fatality Investigations Act to permit an investigator, authorized by a medical examiner, to issue the required certificate before a body can be cremated or removed from Nova Scotia and eliminates the requirement for an additional release by the Chief Medical Examiner.

Clause 4 changes the boundaries between the electoral districts of Dartmouth-Preston and Eastern Shore, and between the electorial districts of Inverness and Victoria-The Lakes, in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Electoral Officer.

Clause 5 changes the long title of the Housing Development Corporation Act.

Clause 6 changes the short title of the Act.

Clause 7

(a) changes a reference to “the Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation” to “Housing Nova Scotia”; and

(b) updates the name of the department and the title of the Minister responsible for the Act.

Clause 8 changes the name of “Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation” to “Housing Nova Scotia”.

Clause 9

(a) provides that the assets, rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation are unaffected by its change of name; and

(b) confirms that a reference to the Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation in any enactment is a reference to Housing Nova Scotia once the Act comes into force.

Clauses 10 to 13

(a) update the Act with respect to provisions of the Criminal Code (Canada) that are grounds for driver’s license revocations to remove outdated and incorrect references and add reference to the new section 333.1 of the Criminal Code (Canada), which relates to theft of a motor vehicle;

(b) correct a cross-reference in clause 67(5)(e) of the Act;

(c) increase the threshold at which a collision that results in property damage must be reported to the police or the Registrar of Motor Vehicles from property damage to an apparent extent of $1000 to property damage to an apparent extent of $2000;

(d) amend subsection 278(1) of the Act to replace wording referencing the Registrar or the Director of Highway Safety with wording that matches the intent and content of subsection 278 (2); and

(e) repeal subsection 278(2) of the Act and substitute a provision that clarifies the effect of an existing revocation when a further revocation takes effect under subsection 278(1).

Clauses 14 to 16 correct errors and improve language in the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act.

Clause 17 changes Sea, Army, Air and Navy League Cadets Day from the first Saturday in November to the first Saturday in October.

Clause 18 sets out the effective dates for this Act.