The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned:
October 26, 2017.

Bill No. 55

Helping Seniors Stay at Home Act

An Act to Amend Chapter 419 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Senior Citizens' Financial Aid Act

Introduced by:
Tim Houston
Pictou East

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

Clause 1 provides a short title to the Act.

Clause 2 expands the definition of senior citizen in the Senior Citizens’ Financial Aid Act to include persons aged 65 years and over whose annual income does not exceed $30,000 and makes them eligible to receive a property tax rebate.

Clause 3 sets the property tax rebate at fifty per cent of the actual property taxes paid in the rebate year.