The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 45

Municipal Government Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, Respecting Expenses of Elected Officials

Introduced by:
Karla MacFarlane
Pictou West

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent

Explanatory Note

This Bill

(a) removes a municipal council’s authority to make part of an elected official’s salary or remuneration an expense allowance;

(b) removes the council’s authority to reimburse a council member’s expense where the council has not adopted a policy regarding the expense; and

(c) requires a council to make policies respecting allowable expenses that may be claimed by and reimbursed to elected officials and prohibits the cost of alcoholic beverages as an allowable expense.