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Municipal Government Act (amended)

BILL NO. 76

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007



Private Member's Bill



Municipal Government Act
(amended)



Keith Colwell
Preston



First Reading: December 5, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill eliminates different tax rates in Halifax Regional Municipality for urban, suburban and rural areas and requires the Municipality to set a base tax rate to cover basic services provided to all areas and to set additional tax rates for other services in the areas those services are provided.

An Act to Amend Chapter 18
of the Acts of 1998,
the Municipal Government Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 (1) Subsection 73(1) of Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, is amended by striking out "Subject to subsection (2), a council" and substituting "A council, other than the council of Halifax Regional Municipality,".

(2) Subsection 73(2) of Chapter 18 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:

(2) The council of Halifax Regional Municipality shall set

(a) commercial and residential base rates to cover basic services that are determined by the council to be provided to all areas of the Municipality; and

(b) commercial and residential additional rates to cover other services that are determined by the council to be provided to only certain areas of the Municipality, with separate additional rates to cover different services unless provided to the same areas.

(3) Section 75 does not apply to Halifax Regional Municipality.


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