BILL NO. 123
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Public Service Act
The Honourable Len Goucher
Acting Minister of Seniors
First Reading: April 24, 2008
Second Reading: April 28, 2008
Third Reading: May 26, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill amends the Public Service Act to confirm by statute the previous establishment of the Department of Seniors.
An Act to Amend Chapter 376
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Public Service Act,
1 Section 2 of Chapter 376 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Service Act, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1992, Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1993, Chapter 31 of the Acts of 1994, Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1996, Chapter 25 of the Acts of 1996, Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2001, Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2006 and Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2006, is further amended by
adding immediately after clause (j) the following clause:
(ja) the Department of Seniors;
2 Chapter 376 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 66 the following heading and Sections:
DEPARTMENT OF SENIORS
66A The Department of Seniors shall be presided over by the Minister of Seniors who has the supervision, direction and control of all affairs and matters relating to the Department and who shall supervise the performance of the functions of the Department.
66B The Minister of Seniors has, unless specifically assigned to another member of the Executive Council, the supervision, direction and control of all affairs and matters relating to
(a) facilitating the planning, development, and coordination of policies, programs and services for seniors in partnership with government departments, seniors and voluntary seniors' groups;
(b) administration of the Senior Citizens' Secretariat Act; and
(c) such other matters as may be assigned to the Minister by the Governor in Council or by statute.
3 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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