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Maintenance Enforcement Act (amended)


(as passed, with amendments)

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

Private Member's Bill

Maintenance Enforcement Act


Bill Estabrooks

First Reading: November 30, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: December 10, 2007

Third Reading: December 13, 2007 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: December 13, 2007

An Act to Amend Chapter 6
of the Acts of 1994-95,
the Maintenance Enforcement Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 6 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Maintenance Enforcement Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 31 the following Sections:

31A Upon the request of the Director, a court shall provide to the Director, for the purpose of enforcing a maintenance order or of obtaining information for a person performing similar functions in another jurisdiction, such information in the possession of the court as, in the opinion of the Director, may assist in the enforcement of the maintenance order or obtaining of information.

31B The following records are not required to be provided to the Director under Sections 31 or 31A:

(a) a record of a person acting in a judicial or quasi-judicial capacity, such as a note, communication or draft decision;

(b) any record sealed by court order or judicial direction;

(c) a "judicial administration record" as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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