The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House will resume on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 9

Municipal Government Act (amended) and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, and Chapter 39 of the Acts of 2008, the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter

Introduced by:
Lisa Roberts
Halifax Needham

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

Explanatory Note

Clause 1
(a) adds definitions of “affordable housing” and “public benefit” to the Municipal Government Act;
(b) requires the nature and extent of public benefits and monetary contributions to be set out in a municipal planning strategy;
(c) requires a municipal council to negotiate for a public benefit or monetary contribution, or both, with an applicant for a development agreement; and
(d) requires an applicant for a development agreement to provide proof of an affordable housing tenant’s eligibility for affordable housing where the development agreement requires affordable housing to be provided by the applicant.
Clause 2
(a) adds definitions of “affordable housing” and “public benefit” to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter;
(b) requires the nature and extent of public benefits and monetary contributions to be set out in a municipal planning strategy;
(c) requires Halifax Regional Municipality Council to negotiate for a public benefit or monetary contribution, or both, with an applicant for a development agreement; and
(d) requires an applicant for a development agreement to provide proof of an affordable housing tenant’s eligibility for affordable housing where the development agreement requires affordable housing to be provided by the applicant.