BILL NO. 71
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
Safer Homes Act
The Honourable Pat Dunn
First Reading: November 10, 2016
This Bill requires
(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.
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.
(b) complies with any by-laws of the municipality in which the housing is situated that are made under subsection 181(1) of the Municipal Government Act or subsection 199(1) of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.
(2) Where a housing authority is notified or otherwise becomes aware that any housing it operates and manages does not comply with a by-law referred to in clause (1)(b), the housing authority shall remedy the non-compliance within ninety days or such shorter period as may be specified by or under the by-law.
23B (1) A housing authority shall annually prepare and submit to Housing Nova Scotia a report describing the maintenance work performed during the preceding year on the housing operated and managed by the housing authority.
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