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Private Investigators and Private Guards Act (amended)

BILL NO. 88

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Private Investigators and Private Guards Act
(amended)



Diana Whalen
Halifax Clayton Park



First Reading: December 7, 2007

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 broadens the definition of "private guard" in the Private Investigators and Private Guards Act.

Clause 2 provides that no person shall act as a private guard unless the person has successfully completed all training and testing that is prescribed for the activities the person will be carrying out.

Clause 3 adds a regulation-making power to prescribe training and testing for private guards.

An Act to Amend Chapter 356
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Private Investigators
and Private Guards Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Clause 2(f) of Chapter 356 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Private Investigators and Private Guards Act, is amended by

(a) striking out the semicolon at the end of subclause (ii) and substituting a comma; and

(b) adding immediately after subclause (ii), the following subclauses:

(iii) acts as a bouncer,

(iv) acts as a body guard,

(v) performs services to prevent the loss of property through theft or sabotage in an industrial, commercial, residential or retail environment;

2 Chapter 356 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 7, the following Section:

7A No person shall act as a private guard unless the person has successfully completed all training and testing prescribed for the activities that are to be carried out by that person.

3 Subsection 26(1) of Chapter 356 is amended by adding immediately after clause (b), the following clause:

(ba) prescribing training and testing for private guards for the purpose of Section 7A;


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