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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 110

(as introduced)

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



Private Member's Bill



Motor Vehicle Act
(amended)



Stephen McNeil
Annapolis



First Reading: December 12, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill provides that a person who is required by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to participate in an ignition interlock program must participate in the program for a period of time equal to twice the length of the person's sentence, less the time the person spent in jail, and further provides that if such a person fails a blood alcohol test while participating in the program, that person must start the program again.

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 67 of Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, as amended by Chapter 12 of the Acts of 1994-95, Chapter 34 of the Acts of 1996, Chapter 32 of the Acts of 1998, Chapter 11 of the Acts of 1999, Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2001, Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 30 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2004, Chapter 32 of the Acts of 2005, Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2005, Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2005 and Chapter 36 of the Acts of 2006, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (11A) the following subsections:

(11B) Notwithstanding subsection (11A), a person required to participate in an ignition interlock program pursuant to that subsection shall participate in the program for a period of time equal to twice the length of the person's sentence.

(11C) In subsection (11B), "person's sentence" means the length of the sentence given to the person by the court less the time the person spent in jail.

(11D) Where a person referred to in subsection (11B) fails a blood alcohol test while participating in an ignition interlock program, that person shall start the program again.


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