BILL NO. 45

(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Private Member's Bill



Safer Homes Act



The Honourable Pat Dunn
Pictou Centre



First Reading: October 13, 2017

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Note

This Bill requires

(a) housing operated and managed by a housing authority to be regularly maintained and to satisfy any minimum standards prescribed by the applicable municipal by-laws;

(b) a housing authority to remedy any non-compliance with any minimum standards prescribed by the applicable municipal by-laws within 90 days of being notified or otherwise becoming aware of the non-compliance; and

(c) a housing authority to inform Housing Nova Scotia about the maintenance performed in each year on its housing and Housing Nova Scotia to include such information in its annual accountability report.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 211
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Housing Act, and
Chapter 213 of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Housing Nova Scotia Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Safer Homes Act.

2 Clause 2(g) of Chapter 211 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing Act, is repealed and the following clause substituted:

3 Chapter 211 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 23 the following Sections:

4 Subsection 26(1) of Chapter 211 is amended by adding the following clause immediately after clause (x):

5 Chapter 213 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing Nova Scotia Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 12 the following Section:

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