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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 93

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Motor Vehicle Act
(amended)



Darrell Dexter
Cole Harbour



First Reading: December 10, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading: November 18, 2008

Third Reading: November 20, 2008 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Note

This Bill exempts a non-resident member of the Canadian Forces who becomes a resident of Nova Scotia from registering his or her motor vehicle in Nova Scotia and from obtaining a Nova Scotia driver's licence so long as he or she is in Nova Scotia on a temporary posting for training purposes and if, in the case of the vehicle, it is only used for non-business purposes.

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 Section 13 of Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, as amended by Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2004, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsection:

(2A) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), a non-resident who becomes a resident and who is the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer that is licensed or registered in the owner's home province or country may operate the same upon highways in the Province for six months for non-business purposes so long as the owner is a member of Her Majesty's Forces within the Province on a temporary posting for training purposes, and for ninety days thereafter.

2 Section 65 of Chapter 293 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (4) the following subsection:

(5) Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4), a non-resident who is sixteen years of age or over and who has a valid driver's license issued to that person in that person's home province or country and who becomes a resident of the Province, may, without examination or license under this Act, drive a motor vehicle of a type or class authorized to be driven by such driver's license upon the highways for six months so long as the owner is a member of Her Majesty's Forces within the Province on a temporary posting for training purposes, and for ninety days thereafter.


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