Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 16

Summary Proceedings Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 450 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Summary Proceedings Act

Déposé par :
L'honorable Ross Landry
Minister of Justice

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Comité des modifications des lois
    Date(s) de réunion 27 avril 2010
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Sanction royale
Prise d'effet 1 avril 2011
2010 Statutes, Chapter 26

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

Clause 1 amends the Summary Proceedings Act to provide that a summons sent by registered mail is deemed to have been served personally without proof of receipt or acceptance of the summons.

Clause 2

(a) replaces arraignments with respect to summary offence tickets with the filing of a notice of intention by a defendant that gives a defendant the option of paying the ticket, pleading guilty but making a submission respecting the penalty or pleading not guilty and having a trial;

(b) gives a defendant who has been convicted in the defendant’s absence with respect to a summary offence ticket an automatic setting aside of the conviction upon application within 60 days of the conviction;

(c) requires a defendant who has been convicted in the defendant’s absence with respect to a summary offence ticket to pay an application fee for a hearing to consider the setting aside of the conviction; and

(d) spells out with greater clarity additional details respecting summary offence tickets.

Subclause 3(1) replaces a form of plea of guilty with a power to prescribe it.


Subclause 3(2) removes a provision rendered redundant by this Bill.

Clause 4 provides that the 7-day suspension for speeding of a driver’s licence begins 90 days after a ticket is issued .


Clause 5 enables the Governor in Council to make regulations defining undefined words or expressions.


Clause 6 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.