BILL NO. 79

(as passed, with amendments)

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



Government Bill



Elections Act
(amended)

CHAPTER 13 OF THE ACTS OF 2008



The Honourable Angus MacIsaac
Acting Minister responsible for the Elections Act



First Reading: December 6, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 23, 2008

Third Reading: May 27, 2008 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: May 27, 2008

An Act to Amend Chapter 140
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Elections Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 (1) Subsection 8(1) of Chapter 140 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Elections Act, as amended by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1991, is amended by adding immediately before clause (b) the following clause:

(2) Subsection 8(2) of Chapter 140 is amended by

(a) adding "and" at the end of clause (a); and

(b) striking out clause (b).

(3) Subsection 8(3) of Chapter 140 is amended by striking out everything after "re-appointed" in the second line to the end of the subsection and substituting a period.

(4) Subsection 8(8) of Chapter 140 is amended by

(a) striking out the semicolon at the end of clause (b) and substituting a period; and

(b) striking out clause (c).

(5) Subsection 8(10) of Chapter 140 is amended by striking out "other than the Chief Electoral Officer" in the fourth and fifth lines.

2 Chapter 140 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 8 the following Section:

3 Subclause 72(a)(ii) of Chapter 140 is amended by striking out "fifteen" in the second line and substituting "ten".

4 Section 92 of Chapter 140, as amended by Chapter 43 of the Acts of 2001, is further amended by

(a) striking out "and" at the end of clause (f);

(b) striking out the period at the end of clause (g) and substituting "; and"; and

(c) adding immediately after clause (g) the following clause:

5 Subsection 160(1) of Chapter 140, as amended by Chapter 43 of the Acts of 2001, is further amended by adding ", for the purpose of challenging the election of a candidate," immediately after "may" in the fourth line.

6 Chapter 140 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 167 the following Section:

7 Clause 172(1)(b) of Chapter 140 is amended by adding ", including any recommendations made to the Chief Electoral Officer pursuant to clause (a) of subsection (1) of Section 8" immediately after "Act" in the last line.

8 Subsection 182(1) of Chapter 140, as amended by Chapter 17 of the Acts of 2005, is further amended by striking out "fifteen" in the third line and substituting "ten".

9 (1) Subsection 183(1) of Chapter 140 is amended by striking out "returning officer" in the third line and substituting "Chief Electoral Officer".

(2) Subsection 183(2) of Chapter 140 is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

(3) Subsection 183(3) of Chapter 140 is amended by

(a) striking out "returning officer" in the first and in the fourth lines and substituting in each case "Chief Electoral Officer"; and

(b) striking out "a fee of one dollar" in the last two lines and substituting "the actual cost of providing copies of the requested report, invoices, receipts or vouchers".

(4) Subsection 183(4) of Chapter 140 is repealed.

10 (1) Subsection 184(2) of Chapter 140 is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

(2) Subsection 184(3) of Chapter 140 is amended by striking out "a fee of one dollar" in the last line and substituting "the actual cost of providing copies of the requested report, invoices, receipts or vouchers".

(3) Subsection 184(4) of Chapter 140 is repealed.

11 Subsection 186(2) of Chapter 140 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:

12 (1) Notwithstanding subsection 219(2) of Chapter 140, this Act has effect for the next general election .

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


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