BILL NO. 5
1st Session, 61st General Assembly
58 Elizabeth II, 2009
Halifax Regional Municipality Charter
The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
First Reading: September 18, 2009
Second Reading: October 20, 2009
Third Reading: November 2, 2009 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill amends the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to include a provision of the Municipal Government Act that applies to the Halifax Regional Municipality and was omitted from the Charter.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 (1) Subsection 80(1) of Chapter 39 of the Acts of 2008, the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, is amended by striking out ", to be used solely for the benefit of the area that was formerly the City of Halifax" in the last two lines.
(5A) Rates levied pursuant to subsection (5) may be levied on the assessed value of the taxable property and business occupancy assessments and may be different for commercial property and business occupancy assessments than for residential and resource property.
(5B) Notwithstanding Section 96, the Municipality may levy or charge different area rates for different areas in the Municipality and the combined funds raised may be allocated by the Council for the use or benefit of the Halifax Regional School Board throughout the Municipality without restriction on area.
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