The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 177

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:
Honourable Zach Churchill
Minister of Municipal Affairs

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) May 16, 2016; May 17, 2016
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement May 20, 2016
2016 Statutes, Chapter 13

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipal Charter to
(a) authorize municipal councils to make a by-law providing for the phasing-in, over a period of up to 10 years, of an increase to the taxable assessed value of certain commercial or contaminated properties located in a commercial development district established by the by-law and further providing for the cancellation, reduction or refund of taxes paid as a result of the phasing-in; and
(b) allow a municipal planning strategy to include statements of policy respecting the eligibility criteria for the establishment of a commercial development district.