BILL NO. 16
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab
Minister of Justice
First Reading: October 3, 2014
Second Reading: October 7, 2014
Third Reading: October 30, 2014 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 allows the Minister of Justice to assign an investigation of a crime removed from a municipality to an agency as defined in the Act.
Clause 2 permits the Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, to enter into agreements with the Government of Canada respecting policing and the administration of justice in Nova Scotia.
(a) corrects a Section reference; and
(b) authorizes two or more municipalities, with the approval of the Minister, to establish a joint advisory board if the municipalities are policed by the RCMP and have common issues respecting policing.
Clause 4 limits the liability of auxiliary police officers while performing their volunteer duties with police departments.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 (1) Subsection 9(3) of Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2004, the Police Act, is amended by striking out "police department" in the third line and substituting "agency".
(2) Section 9 of Chapter 31 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following subsection:
- (4) Where the Minister removes the investigation of a crime from a municipality, the Minister may assign that investigation to an agency.
2 Chapter 31 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 34 the following Section:
- 34A The Minister may, subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, enter into an agreement with the Government of Canada respecting policing and the administration of justice.
3 (1) Subsection 57(5) of Chapter 31 is amended by striking out "85" in the second line and substituting "84".
(2) Section 57 of Chapter 31 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (5) the following subsections:
- (5A) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where two or more municipalities have common issues respecting policing in their municipalities and are policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, they may, with the Minister's approval, establish a joint advisory board by entering into an agreement to do so.
(c) one member appointed by the Minister.
(b) the auxiliary police officer was properly certified and authorized, if required by law, by the appropriate authorities for the activities or practices undertaken by the auxiliary police officer at the time the damage occurred,
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