BILL NO. 37
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Private Member's Bill
Municipal Government Act
First Reading: November 28, 2007
This Bill extends the authority to pass by-laws prohibiting the use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes to all municipalities. At present, only Halifax Regional Municipality may do so.
An Act to Amend Chapter 18
of the Acts of 1998,
the Municipal Government Act,
to Regulate the Application and Use
of Pesticides for Cosmetic Purposes
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Cosmetic Pesticides Act.
- (i) require the posting of notices when pesticides, herbicides or insecticides are to be so used and regulate the form, manner and time of the notice and the area in which the notice must be posted,
(ii) establish a registration scheme, that is open to the public, in which a resident may file with the clerk an objection to pesticides, herbicides and insecticides being so used in the vicinity of the property on which the person resides,
(iii) require that notices be served on the residents of properties registered pursuant to the registration scheme within the distance specified in the by-law when pesticides, herbicides or insecticides are to be so used and regulate the form, time and manner of the notice,
(iv) provide that pesticides, herbicides and insecticides may not be so used within the distance of a registered property established by the by-law, the requirements respecting notices to residents or owners of properties within the distance of a registered property established by the by-law and the effective date of the prohibition,
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