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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 92

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Motor Vehicle Act
(amended)



Michel Samson
Richmond



First Reading: December 7, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill gives the Registrar of Motor Vehicles the power to dispose of vehicles that have been impounded and expands the impounding of vehicles to include drivers who have been convicted of driving while uninsured or driving without proper registration.

An Act to Amend Chapter 293
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Motor Vehicle Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 291A the following Sections:

291AA (1) Notwithstanding Section 291A, where the period of impounding set out in Section 291A expires and the person's driver's license or privilege of obtaining a license has not been re-instated, the motor vehicle shall be detained for a further period of one year or until the person's driver's license or privilege of obtaining a license has been re-instated, whichever first occurs.

(2) Where the one-year period referred to in subsection (1) expires, the Registrar shall dispose of the motor vehicle in the time and in the manner prescribed.

291AB (1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under Section 37, 64 or 230, the person's motor vehicle shall be impounded and Section 291A applies mutatis mutandis.

(2) A person convicted of an offence referred to in subsection (1) shall, in addition to having the person's motor vehicle impounded pursuant to sub-section (1), have the person's driver's license or privilege of obtaining a license suspended for

(a) six months for a first offence;

(b) twelve months for a second offence; and

(c) permanently for a third offence.

2 Subsection 291D(1) of Chapter 293, as enacted by Chapter 32 of the Acts of 1998 and amended by Chapter 11 of the Acts of 1999, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:

(aa) prescribing the time and manner of disposing of a motor vehicle for the purpose of subsection 291AA(2).


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