BILL NO. 41
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Municipal Government Act
The Honourable Jamie Muir
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
First Reading: November 29, 2007
Second Reading: December 4, 2007
Third Reading: December 10, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 corrects a Section numbering error and provides for civic numbers for vacant lots and other locations such as sports fields and intersections under which there are gas pipeline corridors.
Clauses 2 and 3 permit supplementary funding for education levied by different area rates in the Halifax Regional Municipality to be allocated by the Council of the Municipality for the use or benefit of the Halifax Regional School Board throughout the municipality without restriction on area.
Clause 4 provides that this Act comes into force on April 1, 2007, upon proclamation.
1 Section 313 of Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, is amended by
2 (1) Subsection 530(1) of Chapter 18 is amended by striking out ", to be used solely for the benefit of the area that was formerly the City of Halifax" in the last two lines.
(4B) Rates levied pursuant to subsection (4A) may be levied on the assessed value of the taxable property and business occupancy assessments and may be different for commercial property and business occupancy assessments than for residential and resource property.
(4C) Notwithstanding Section 75, the Halifax Regional Municipality may levy or charge different area rates for different areas in the Halifax Regional Municipality and the combined funds raised may be allocated by the council of the Halifax Regional Municipality for the use or benefit of the Halifax Regional School Board throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality without restriction on area.
4 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2007, upon the Governor in Council so ordering and declaring by proclamation.
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