The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 10

An Act Respecting the Appointment of Statutory Officers at Service Nova Scotia

An Act Respecting the Appointment of Statutory Officers at Service Nova Scotia

Introduced by:
Honourable Mark Furey
MInister of Service Nova Scotia

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) October 14, 2014
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement January 15, 2015
2014 Statutes, Chapter 39

Explanatory Note

Clause 1 amends the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act to

(a) provide for the Registrar of Cemetery and Funeral Services to be appointed pursuant to that Act rather than the Consumer Services Act;

(b) authorize the appointment of a person to act on behalf of the Registrar, if necessary;

(c) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy registrars; and

(d) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act pursuant to the Section enacted by this Clause are to be employed under and are subject to the Civil Service Act.

Clause 2 amends the Collection Agencies Act to

(a) provide for the Registrar for the purpose of the Act to be appointed pursuant to that Act rather than the Consumer Services Act;

(b) authorize the appointment of a person to act on behalf of the Registrar, if necessary;

(c) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy registrars; and

(d) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act pursuant to the Section enacted by this Clause are to be employed under and are subject to the Civil Service Act.

Clause 3 amends the Consumer Protection Act to

(a) provide for the Registrar of Credit to be appointed pursuant to that Act rather than the Consumer Services Act;

(b) authorize the appointment of a person to act on behalf of the Registrar, if necessary;

(c) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy registrars; and

(d) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act pursuant to the Section enacted by this Clause are to be employed under and are subject to the Civil Service Act.

Clauses 4 and 5 amend the Consumer Reporting Act to

(a) change the Director for the purpose of the Act to the Director of Consumer Reporting Agencies;

(b) provide for the Director to be appointed pursuant to that Act rather than the Consumer Services Act;

(c) authorize the appointment of a person to act on behalf of the Director, if necessary;

(d) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy directors; and

(e) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act pursuant to the Section enacted by this Clause are to be employed under and are subject to the Civil Service Act.

Clause 6 repeals a provision in the Consumer Services Act that provides for the administration of some of the Acts being amended by this Bill because it becomes redundant due to the amendments in this Bill.

Clause 7 amends the Direct Sellers’ Regulation Act to (a) revise the wording of the Section authorizing the appointment of the Registrar for the purpose of the Act to be similar to the wording used in similar Acts;

(b) authorize the appointment of a person other than the Registrar of Credit to act on behalf of the Registrar, if necessary;

(c) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy registrars; and

(d) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act pursuant to the Section enacted by this Clause are to be employed under and are subject to the Civil Service Act.

Clause 8 amends the Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act to

(a) provide for the Registrar of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to be appointed pursuant to that Act rather than the Consumer Services Act;

(b) authorize the appointment of a person to act on behalf of the Registrar, if necessary;

(c) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy registrars; and

(d) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act pursuant to the Section enacted by this Clause are subject to the Civil Service Act.

Clauses 9 and 10 amend the Mortgage Brokers’ and Lenders’ Registration Act to

(a) provide for the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers to be appointed under that Act rather than the Consumer Services Act;

(b) authorize the appointment of a person to act on behalf of the Registrar, if necessary;

(c) authorize the appointment of one or more deputy registrars;

(d) provide that the persons appointed or authorized to act under the Section enacted by this Clause are to be employed under and are subject to the Civil Service Act; and

(e) repeal a provision that refers to the Registrar’s functions being set by the Governor in Council or the regulations, as this is dealt with in one of the new provisions being added to the Act.

Clause 11 provides that the Bill is effective on January 15, 2015.