(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007

Government Bill

Small Claims Court Act

The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice

First Reading: November 23, 2007

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: November 30, 2007

Third Reading: December 10, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 amends the Small Claims Court Act to increase the amount of a claim for general damages from $100 to $2500.

Clause 2 clarifies and broadens the authority of an adjudicator of the Small Claims Court to admit evidence.

Clause 3 provides that this Act comes into force upon proclamation.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 430
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Small Claims Court Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 11 of Chapter 430 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Small Claims Court Act, is amended by striking out "one" in the fifth line and substituting "two thousand five".

2 (1) Subsection 28(1) of Chapter 430 is amended by

(a) striking out "An adjudicator may" in the first line and substituting " Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an adjudicator may determine the admissibility of, relevance of and weight to be given to any evidence and"; and

(b) striking out clause (b) and substituting the following clause:

(2) Section 28 of Chapter 430 is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:

3 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

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