Public Service Act (amended)
BILL NO. 125
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Public Service Act
CHAPTER 30 OF THE ACTS OF 2008
The Honourable Mark Parent
Minister of Labour and Workforce Development
First Reading: April 24, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: April 29, 2008
Third Reading: May 26, 2008
Royal Assent: May 27, 2008
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 2 of Chapter 376 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Service Act, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1992, Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1993, Chapter 31 of the Acts of 1994, Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1996, Chapter 25 of the Acts of 1996, Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2001, Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2006 and Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2006, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (i) the following clause:
(ia) the Department of Labour and Workforce Development;
2 Chapter 376 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 46E the following heading and Sections:
DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
46F The Department of Labour and Workforce Development shall be presided over by the Minister of Labour and Workforce Development who has the supervision, direction and control of all affairs and matters relating to the Department and who shall supervise the performance of the functions of the Department.
46G The Minister of Labour and Workforce Development has, unless specifically assigned to another member of the Executive Council, the supervision, direction and control of all matters relating to
(a) labour services and labour standards;
(b) occupational health and safety;
(c) pension services;
(d) public safety;
(e) workers' advisers program;
(f) liquor control, film licensing and classification, amusement control and gaming control;
(h) workplace education;
(i) the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning;
(j) labour market development;
(k) labour mobility and credential recognition;
(l) the administration of Acts, orders and regulations relating to the matters referred to in clauses (a) to (k); and
(m) such other matters as may be assigned to the Minister by the Governor in Council or by statute.
3 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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