The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
October 13, 2016

Bill No. 80

Members' Retiring Allowances Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 282 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Members' Retiring Allowances Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Frank Corbett
Government House Leader

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) May 8, 2013
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement May 6, 2013
2013 Statutes, Chapter 24

Explanatory Note

This Bill provides that, where a member or former member of the House of Assembly is convicted of an indictable offence that is punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of more than 5 years, the member or former member is not entitled to a retiring allowance under the Members’ Retiring Allowances Act if the offence occurred while the member or former member was a member of the House. Such a member or former member receives a refund of contributions plus interest but minus any retiring allowance paid to the member or former member, any entitlement of a former spouse and any court-ordered restitution. The Minister of Finance may also deduct any amounts owing to the Province. This Bill applies to convictions after the introduction of this Bill.