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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 97

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Motor Vehicle Act
(amended)



Leonard Preyra
Halifax Citadel



First Reading: December 10, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill exempts a non-resident who becomes a resident 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 a student 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 non-business purposes so long as the owner is registered as a full-time student at and attends

(a) a university designated pursuant to the University Foundations Act;

(b) the Nova Scotia Community College;

(c) any educational institution in the Province that is authorized to grant degrees in the Province; or

(d) any educational institution in the Province that is designated pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 3 of the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act,

and for ninety days thereafter.

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

(5) Notwithstanding subsection (3), 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 so long as that person is registered as a full-time student at and attends

(a) a university designated pursuant to the University Foundations Act;

(b) the Nova Scotia Community College;

(c) any educational institution in the Province that is authorized to grant degrees in the Province; or

(d) any educational institution in the Province that is designated pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 3 of the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act,

and for ninety days thereafter.


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