BILL NO. 30

(as passed, with amendments)

4th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
61 Elizabeth II, 2012



Government Bill



Promotion of Respectful and Responsible Relationships Act

CHAPTER 14 OF THE ACTS OF 2012



The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Education



First Reading: April 18, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 30, 2012

Third Reading: May 11, 2012 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: May 17, 2012

An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 1995-96,
the Education Act,
to Address Bullying by Promoting
Respectful and Responsible Relationships

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Promotion of Respectful and Responsible Relationships Act.

2 The Preamble to Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by adding immediately after the fourth paragraph the following paragraphs:

3 (1) Clause 64(2)(r) of Chapter 1 is amended by

(a) striking out "student-discipline" in first line and substituting "school code of conduct"; and

(b) striking out "discipline" in the second line and substituting "school code of conduct".

(2) Subsection 64(2) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2005 and Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2008, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (r) the following clauses:

4 Section 121 of Chapter 1 is amended by striking out "is persistently disobedient or defiant" in the first and second lines and substituting "engages in disruptive behaviour or severely disruptive behaviour".

5 Section 122 of Chapter 1 is amended by striking out "is persistently disobedient or defiant" in the first and second lines and substituting "engages in disruptive behaviour or severely disruptive behaviour".

6 Section 141 of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 50 of the Acts of 2010 and Chapter 57 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (j) the following clause:

7 Subsection 145(1) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 15 of the Acts of 2007, Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 13 of the Acts of 2010 and Chapter 57 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by

(a) striking out clause (h) and substituting the following clause:

and

(b) adding immediately after clause (p) the following clauses:


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