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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 191

(as passed)

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



Government Bill



Motor Vehicle Act
(amended)

CHAPTER 62 OF THE ACTS OF 2008



The Honourable Murray K. Scott
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal



First Reading: October 30, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: November 7, 2008

Third Reading: November 18, 2008

Royal Assent: November 25, 2008

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 (1) Subsection 112(2) of Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, is amended by adding "or to vehicles designated by regulation" immediately after "employment" in the last line.

(2) Section 112 of Chapter 293 is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsections:

(2A) The Minister may make regulations designating classes of vehicles to which clause (b) of subsection (1) does not apply.

(2B) The exercise by the Minister of the authority contained in subsection (2A) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.

2 Chapter 293 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 174 the following Section:

174A (1) Notwithstanding Section 174, every motor vehicle equipped with one or more headlamps must be equipped with lighted daytime running lights or lighted headlamps at all times while being operated upon a highway within the Province.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a motor vehicle registered as an antique vehicle.

3 Section 293 of Chapter 293, as enacted by Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2002 and amended by Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2005, Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2007 and Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2007, is further amended by adding ", 174A" immediately after "174" in the sixth line.

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


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