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Heritage Property Act (amended)

BILL NO. 182

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Government Bill



Heritage Property Act
(amended)



The Honourable William Dooks
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage



First Reading: May 23, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Heritage Property Act to increase from one year to two years the waiting period before the owner of a municipal heritage property may substantially alter the exterior appearance of or demolish the property without the approval of the municipality. The change only applies until September 1, 2009.

An Act to Amend Chapter 199
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Heritage Property Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 18 of Chapter 199 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Heritage Property Act, is amended by adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number and adding the following subsection:

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) and Section 17, where the owner of municipal heritage property has made an application after May 23, 2007, and before September 1, 2009, for permission to alter the exterior appearance of or demolish the property and the application is not approved, the owner may make the alteration or carry out the demolition at any time after two years from the date of the application, provided that the alteration or demolition shall not be undertaken more than three years after the date of the application.

2 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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