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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 253

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
58 Elizabeth II, 2009

Government Bill

Motor Vehicle Act

The Honourable Richard Hurlburt
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

First Reading: May 1, 2009

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Motor Vehicle Act to authorize regulations to broaden the classes of people allowed to drive a motor vehicle upon a highway in Nova Scotia without having to obtain a Nova Scotia driver's licence.

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 65 of Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (4) the following subsections:

(5) Subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, the Minister may make regulations

(a) allowing classes of persons designated by the regulations to drive a motor vehicle upon a highway without examination or license under this Act; and

(b) prescribing terms and conditions that apply to any such classes.

(6) The regulations made pursuant to subsection (5) may prescribe different terms and conditions for different classes of persons.

(7) The exercise by the Minister of the authority contained in subsection (5) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.

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


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