BILL NO. 171
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Act
The Honourable Tony Ince
Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
First Reading: April 29, 2016
Second Reading: May 3, 2016
Third Reading: May 19, 2016 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 provides that all members of the Board of Governors of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are appointed for a term not exceeding three years. At present, a member representing a visual arts organization is appointed for a term of one year.Clause 2 removes the present by-law powers of the Board which are being added by subclause 3(a) to Section 11. Clause 3 (a) adds simplified by-law powers of the Board; and (b) removes some powers of the Board which are being added by Clause 4 to Section 11A. Clause 4 adds existing powers of the Board from Section 11 so that they will no longer be subject to approval of the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage or the Governor in Council. Clause 5 repeals a provision rendered redundant by Clause 2.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:1 Subsection 5(3) of Chapter 22 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Act, is amended by striking out everything after "determines" in the third line and substituting a period. 2 Section 10 of Chapter 22 is repealed. 3 Section 11 of Chapter 22, as amended by Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2012, is further amended by (a) adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:
- (b) make by-laws it considers necessary for the effective attainment of its objects and the exercise of its powers and for the internal control, management and administration of the Gallery;
- (ga) enter into agreements with any persons, organizations, corporations or governments to advance the purpose of this Act; (gb) acquire by purchase, donation, deed, devise, bequest, lease, gift, grant or otherwise, real and personal property of any and every description and sell, exchange, lease, mortgage, hypothecate or invest the same;
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