BILL NO. 17

(as introduced)

1st Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
62 Elizabeth II, 2013



Government Bill



Executive Council Act (amended)
Public Service (amended)



The Honourable Stephen McNeil
President of the Executive Council



First Reading: December 5, 2013

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: December 6, 2013

Third Reading: December 12, 2013 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Notes

Clauses 1 and 2 amend the Executive Council Act to

(a) change the titles of two Ministers to match changes to the names of government departments set out in clause 3;

(b) change the title of a Minister due to the establishment of the Office of Planning and Priorities;

(c) remove a reference to the Chair of the Treasury Board; and

(d) provide that appointments of Acting Ministers may be made retroactive.

Clauses 3 to 5 amend the Public Service Act to

(a) change the name of the Department of Education to "Department of Education and Early Childhood Development";

(b) change the name of the Department of Finance to "Department of Finance and Treasury Board"; and

(c) correct a reference to the Governor in Council.

Clauses 6 to 15 make necessary changes related to the establishment of the Treasury and Policy Board and the Office of Planning and Priorities.

Clauses 16 to 25 make necessary name changes and changes related to the mandates of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Finance and Treasury Board.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 155
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Executive Council Act, and
Chapter 376 of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Public Service Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 3 of Chapter 155 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Executive Council Act, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1992, Chapter 21 of the Acts of 1993, Chapter 19 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 4 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2011, and is further amended by

(a) adding "and Early Childhood Development" immediately after "Education" in clause (g);

(b) adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in clause (i);

(c) striking out "Policy" immediately after "of" in clause (la) and substituting "Planning"; and

(d) striking out clause (r).

2 Section 4 of Chapter 155 is amended by

(a) adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number; and

(b) adding the following subsection:

3 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, Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2006, Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 29 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 30 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by

(a) adding "and Early Childhood Development" immediately after "Education" in clause (d); and

(b) adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in clause (f).

4 Subsection 3(2) of Chapter 376 is amended by striking out "Governor in Council" in the third and fourth lines and substituting "Lieutenant Governor".

5 Section 7A of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2004 and amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2010, is further amended by adding "and Policy" immediately after "Treasury" in the second last line.

6 (1) Subsection 9(1) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out everything after "Treasury" in the second, third and fourth lines and substituting "and Policy Board.".

(2) Subsection 9(2) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out "Board is composed of the Chair of the Treasury Board" in the first and second lines and substituting "and Policy Board is composed of a chair".

(3) Subsection 9(3) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by adding "and Policy" immediately after "Treasury" in the last line.

(4) Subsection 9(4) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by adding "and Policy" immediately after "Treasury" in the last line.

(5) Subsection 9(5) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by adding "and Policy" immediately after "Treasury" in the first line.

7 Subsection 10(2) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and amended by Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2010, is further amended by

(a) striking out "Board shall act as a committee of the Executive Council on" in the first and second lines and substituting "and Policy Board is charged to establish plans and policies for the operation of the Government of the Province, ensuring that the plans and policies are developed and implemented in a co-ordinated and fiscally responsible manner, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, is charged with"; and

(b) striking out clause (a) and substituting the following clauses:

8 Sections 11, 12 and 12A of Chapter 376 are repealed.

9 Section 13 of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and amended by Chapter 40 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by

(a) striking out "Board, Policy and Priorities Committee and the Economic Investment Committee" in the second line and substituting "and Policy Board"; and

(b) striking out "them to discharge their" in the third and fourth lines and substituting "it to discharge its".

10 Section 14 of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and amended by Chapter 40 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by

(a) striking out "Board, Policy and Priorities Committee and the Economic Investment Committee" in the first and second lines and substituting "and Policy Board"; and

(b) striking out "Board, Policy and Priorities Committee or the Economic Investment Committee consider necessary for the performance of their" in the second last and last lines and substituting "and Policy Board considers necessary for the performance of its".

11 Section 14A of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009 and amended by Chapter 40 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by

(a) striking out "Board, Policy and Priorities Committee and the Economic Investment Committee" in the first and second lines and substituting "and Policy Board"; and

(b) striking out "they consider necessary for the performance of their" in the second last and last lines and substituting "it considers necessary for the performance of its".

12 Section 14B of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out "Board and the Policy and Priorities Committee" in the second line and substituting "and Policy Board".

13 Sections 14C and 14D of Chapter 376 are repealed.

14 (1) Subsection 14E(1) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out "Policy" in the first line and substituting "Planning".

(2) Subsection 14E(2) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out "Policy" in the first and in the second lines and substituting in each case "Planning".

(3) Subsection 14E(3) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out "Policy" in second line and substituting "Planning".

(4) Subsection 14E(4) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is amended by striking out "Policy" in second line and substituting "Planning".

15 Section 14F of Chapter 376 is repealed and the following Section substituted:

16 (1) Clause 15(1)(a) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2001 and amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is further amended by adding "and Policy" immediately after "Treasury" in the last line.

(2) Subsection 15(2) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2001 and amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2009, is further amended by adding "and Policy" immediately after "Treasury" in the last line.

17 The heading immediately before Section 35 of Chapter 376 is amended by adding "AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT" immediately after "EDUCATION".

18 Section 35 of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2001, is amended by adding "and Early Childhood Development" immediately after "Education" each time it occurs in the first and in the second lines.

19 Section 36 of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2001 and amended by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2008 and Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by

(a) adding "and Early Childhood Development" immediately after "Education" in the first line; and

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

20 The heading immediately before Section 42 of Chapter 376 is amended by adding "AND TREASURY BOARD" immediately after "FINANCE".

21 Section 42 of Chapter 376, as amended by Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2010, is further amended by adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" each time it occurs in the first and in the second lines.

22 Section 43 of Chapter 376 is amended by adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in the second line

23 Subsection 43A(1) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 29 of the Acts of 1994, is amended by adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in the third line.

24 Section 44A of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1993, is amended by

(a) adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in the first line; and

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

25 Clause 68(la) of Chapter 376, as enacted by Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2004, is amended by adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in the last line.

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