BILL NO. 48
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
Private Member's Bill
Education Fund Protection Act
First Reading: October 21, 2014
An Act to Amend Chapter 240
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Judicature Act,
to Protect Education Funds
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Education Fund Protection Act.
(2) Property in a registered education savings plan, including any current obligation or future obligation under the plan, and any payments, or refunds of payments, out of a registered education savings plan to or for a beneficiary to assist the beneficiary to further the beneficiary's education at a post-secondary school level, are exempt from seizure under execution, but any other payments or refunds of payments out of a registered education savings plan are not exempt.
(3) For the purpose of subsection (2), a transfer of property held in one registered education savings plan to another registered education savings plan as described in subsection 146.1(6.1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) does not constitute a payment or refund of payments out of a registered education savings plan.
(4) For greater certainty, a transfer of property held in a registered education savings plan referred to in subsection (3) does not constitute a fraudulent or preferential transfer under the Assignments and Preferences Act.
(6) This Section does not apply to the seizure under execution of a registered education savings plan if the proceeding in respect of the registered education savings plan was commenced before the coming into force of this Section.
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