BILL NO. 135
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Municipal Elections Act
The Honourable Jamie Muir
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
First Reading: April 28, 2008
Second Reading: May 5, 2008
Third Reading: May 26, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 replaces an obsolete reference to the county court.
Clauses 2 to 4 amend the Municipal Elections Act to clarify the provisions of the Act dealing with new methods of voting at a municipal election and provides a municipality with the authority to create offences for violations of election by-laws, including the imposition of fines and periods of imprisonment.
Clause 5 provides that the Act comes into force on proclamation.
1 Subsection 131(1) of Chapter 300 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Municipal Elections Act, as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2007, is further amended by striking out "county court" in the third and fourth lines and substituting "Supreme Court of Nova Scotia".
2 (1) Subsection 146A(3) of Chapter 300, as enacted by Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2003 and amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2007, is further amended by
(2) Section 146A of Chapter 300, as enacted by Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2003 and amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2007, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (6) the following subsections:
(9) The limitation period for the prosecution of an offence under a by-law made pursuant to this Section is two years from the later of the date of the commission of the offence and the date on which it was discovered that an offence had been committed.
5 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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