Bill No. 65
An Act to Amend Chapter 11 of the Acts of 1993, the Railways Act
Honourable Geoff MacLellan
Minister of Transporation and Infrastructure Renewal
|First Reading||October 31, 2014|
|Second Reading Debates||October 31, 2014|
|Second Reading Passed||October 31, 2014|
|Law Amendments Committee||Submission Summary
|Meeting Date(s)||November 3, 2014|
|Reported to the House||November 4, 2014|
|Committee of the Whole House||November 4, 2014|
|Third Reading Debates||November 6, 2014|
|Third Reading||November 6, 2014|
|Royal Assent||November 20, 2014|
|Commencement||October 1, 2014|
|2014 Statutes, Chapter 57||View|
updates the title of the Minister under the Railways Act.
(a) requires a maximum notice of 12 months and a minimum notice of 6 months for the discontinuance of a railway service; and
(b) makes an amendment that is consequential to Clause 3.
Clause 3 makes the abandonment of a railway line subject to the approval of the Minister rather than the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
(a) removes the ability of a railway company to make concurrent applications to discontinue a railway service and to abandon a railway line; and
(b) sets out conditions that must be met before an application to abandon a railway line may be made.
(a) sets aside an application by Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway Limited to abandon part of its railway line; and
(b) provides that the railway company has no recourse against the Nova Scotia Government as a result of the setting aside of the application.
Clause 6 provides that Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway Limited has no recourse against the Nova Scotia Government as a result of this Act.
Clause 7 gives this Act retroactive effect.