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Public Utilities Act (amended)

BILL NO. 197

(as introduced)

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

Private Member's Bill

Public Utilities Act

Graham Steele
Halifax Fairview

First Reading: October 31, 2008

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 provides a new definition of "small business" for the mandate of the small business advocate in hearings before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Clause 2 provides that the consumer advocate and the small business advocate cannot be the same person.

An Act to Amend Chapter 380
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Public Utilities Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Subsection 92(1) of Chapter 380 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Utilities Act, is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

(1) In this Section, "small business" means a business to which the small general tariff (rate code 10) or the general tariff (rate code 11) approved by the Board for Nova Scotia Power Incorporated applies.

2 Chapter 380 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 92 the following Section:

93 The same person may not be appointed as both the consumer advocate under Section 91 and the small business advocate under Section 92.

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