BILL NO. 215

(as passed, with amendments)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Government Bill



Education Act
(amended)

CHAPTER 54 OF THE ACTS OF 2008



The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Education



First Reading: November 7, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: November 17, 2008

Third Reading: November 21, 2008 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: November 25, 2008

An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 1995-96,
the Education Act,
Respecting the Governance of School Boards

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Subsection 46(1) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, as amended by Chapter 15 of the Acts of 1998, is further amended by

(a) adding "or appointed" immediately after "elected" in the second line;

(b) adding "or appointment" immediately after "nomination" in the last line of clause (a); and

(c) adding "or the day of appointment" immediately after "day" in the fourth line of clause (b).

2 Subsection 50(1) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, is further amended by striking out "pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act" in the second and third lines and substituting "prescribed pursuant to the regulations".

3 Subsection 51(4) of Chapter 1 is repealed.

4 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 51 the following Section:

5 Section 52 of Chapter 1 is amended by adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number and by adding the following subsection:

6 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 52 the following Sections:

or

7 Subsection 55(1) of Chapter 1 is amended by striking out "annually" in the third line and substituting "every two years".

8 (1) Subsection 56(1) of Chapter 1 is amended by striking out "one year" in the second line and substituting "two years".

(2) Subsection (1) applies with respect to chairs and vice-chairs of school boards elected following the 2008 and subsequent elections, whether elected before or after the coming into force of that subsection.

9 (1) Clause 58(1)(b) of Chapter 1 is repealed.

(2) Section 58 of Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:

10 Subsection 64(2) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002 and Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2005, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (ala) the following clause:

11 Subsection 68(2) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002 and Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2004, is further amended by

(a) relettering clause (aa) as clause (ab);

(b) adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:

and

(c) striking out "a person" in the sixth last line and substituting "one or more persons".

12 Subsection 145(1) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002 and Chapter 15 of the Acts of 2007, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (sa) the following clauses:

13 Subsection 13(9) of Chapter 300 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Municipal Elections Act, is repealed.

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


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