The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House dissolved:
April 30, 2017.

Bill No. 33

Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act (amended) and Fences and Impounding of Animals Act (repealed)

An Act to Amend Chapter 166 of the Revised Statutes of 1989, the Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act, and Repeal Chapter 167 of the Revised Statutes of 1989, the Fences and Impounding of Animals Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Keith Colwell
Minister of Agriculture

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) October 31, 2016
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement November 10, 2016
2016 Statutes, Chapter 20

Explanatory Note

Clause 1 amends the definitions of “Minister” and “municipality” in the Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act.

Clause 2 removes the restriction of the application of the Act to designated municipalities.

Clause 3 clarifies the composition of fences arbitration committees.

Clause 4 requires orders directing the sale or disposition of livestock to be written and provides that livestock are sold or disposed of free of encumbrances.

Clause 5 repeals provisions that allow the Governor in Council to designate municipalities for the purposes of the Act and govern the interaction of the Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act with the Fences and Impounding of Animals Act.

Clause 6 repeals the Fences and Impounding of Animals Act.