The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned:
October 26, 2017.

Bill No. 45

Black Cultural Society Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 101 of the Acts of 1977, the Black Cultural Society Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Keith Colwell
Preston–Dartmouth

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Private and Local Bills November 4, 2014

Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement This Act has effect on and after the day on which the annual meeting of the Black Cultural Society for the year 2014 is held. [Note: this meeting occurred on September 27, 2014].
2014 Statutes, Chapter 60

Explanatory Note

Clause 1

(a) amends the composition of the Board of Directors;

(b) replaces one-year terms with three-year terms;

(c) provides for staggered terms by having two members serve for a one-year term and two serving for a two-year term initially;

(d) removes a clause which set up the Board’s first Executive Committee;

(e) reduces the current eligibility to serve six consecutive terms of office to two consecutive terms;

(f) reduces the 11 member quorum for the Board of Directors to seven; and

(g) allows for participation in meetings by electronic means.

Clause 2 revises the titles of the officers of the Society and provides that all will be elected from among the Board of Directors.

Clause 3 adds by-law making powers for the Board of Directors.

Clause 4 changes the word “mailed” to “delivered” and sets the quorum for meetings of the Society.

Clause 5 changes the time frame for the annual meeting from within two months of the Society’s fiscal year end to 120 days.

Clause 6 repeals a former amending Act which was never proclaimed in force.

Clause 7 provides for the transition to the terms contained in this Bill.