Bill No. 157
Government Records Act (amended)
An Act to Amend Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Government Records Act
Honourable Labi Kousoulis
Minister of Internal Services
|First Reading||April 20, 2016|
|Second Reading Debates||April 21, 2016|
|Second Reading Passed||April 21, 2016|
|Law Amendments Committee||Submission Summary
|Meeting Date(s)||April 25, 2016|
|Reported to the House||April 25, 2016|
|Committee of the Whole House||April 26, 2016|
|Third Reading Debates||May 13, 2016|
|Third Reading||May 13, 2016|
|Royal Assent||May 20, 2016|
|Commencement||February 15, 2017|
|2016 Statutes, Chapter 8||View|
(a) adds definitions of “common records schedule” and “records management”; and
(b) amends the definition of “records” and “records schedules” to make them more reflective of present-day concepts.
Clause 2 sets out the Minister’s responsibilities for records management and related activities and gives examples of the types of activities the Minister may offer to public bodies.
(a) updates the names of government departments;
(b) authorizes the Minister rather than the Governor in Council to appoint no more than two persons to the Government Records Committee; and
(c) repeals a provision making the Provincial Archivist chair of the Government Records Committee.
Clause 4 sets out the responsibilities of the Government Records Committee.
Clause 5 repeals two provisions that are no longer required.
Clause 6 amends a subsection to state that all records schedules require the approval of the Minister.
Clause 7 expands the list of duties of the head of a public body.
(a) expands the regulation-making authority of the Minister; and
(b) names the proper authority of the regulation-making authority.
Clause 9 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.