BILL NO. 197
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Private Member's Bill
Public Utilities Act
First Reading: October 31, 2008
Clause 1 provides a new definition of "small business" for the mandate of the small business advocate in hearings before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
Clause 2 provides that the consumer advocate and the small business advocate cannot be the same person.
An Act to Amend Chapter 380
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Public Utilities Act
1 Subsection 92(1) of
Chapter 380 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Utilities Act, is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
(1) In this Section, "small business" means a business to which the small general tariff (rate code 10) or the general tariff (rate code 11) approved by the Board for Nova Scotia Power Incorporated applies.
Chapter 380 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 92 the following Section:
93 The same person may not be appointed as both the consumer advocate under Section 91 and the small business advocate under Section 92.
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