BILL NO. 52
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
Consumer Protection Act (amended)
Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act (amended)
The Honourable Mark Furey
Minister of Service Nova Scotia
First Reading: October 23, 2014
Second Reading: October 24, 2014
Third Reading: November 6, 2014 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 2 requires cellular contract service suppliers to give educational materials to customers under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act.
Clause 3 adds regulation-making powers to further define "cellular telephone services" and to prescribe the form, content and provision of educational materials by suppliers.
Clause 4 sets out the effective date of the Act.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Sections 25K to 25AO of Chapter 92 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Consumer Protection Act, are repealed.
2 Chapter 6 of the Acts of 2006, the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, is amended by adding immediately before Section 63 the following Sections:
(a) "cellular telephone services" means, subject to the regulations, wireless communication services or functions that are accessed from a cellular telephone, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, receiving or transmitting telephone calls, electronic data, electronic mail or text messages;
(3) A supplier shall give a copy of the educational materials to each customer who enters into a contract with the supplier for cellular telephone services, at no additional cost to the customer, immediately after the contract is made.
3 Subsection 67(1) of Chapter 6, as amended by Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2013, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (i) the following clauses:
(ii) respecting the form and content of the educational materials that must be provided, which may include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, requiring specific educational materials to be provided, and
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