BILL NO. 44
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Change of Name Act
The Honourable Geoff MacLellan
Minister of Service Nova Scotia
First Reading: September 19, 2018
Second Reading: September 20, 2018
Third Reading: October 2, 2018 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 expands the definition of "prescribed" to include things prescribed under the Change of Name Act or the regulations.
Clause 2 reduces the period during which a person must reside in Nova Scotia before applying for a change of name from one year to three months.
Clause 3 authorizes the Minister of Service Nova Scotia to prescribe the certificates and forms to be used for the purpose of the Change of Name Act.
Clause 4 repeals the authority for the Governor in Council to make regulations prescribing certificates and forms for the purpose of the Change of Name Act.
Clause 5 provides that this Act comes into force upon proclamation.
1 Clause 2(g) of Chapter 66 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Change of Name Act, is repealed and the following clause substituted:
- (g) "prescribed" means prescribed by or under this Act or regulations;
2 Clause 3(1)(b) of Chapter 66 is repealed and the following clause substituted:
- (b) has been ordinarily resident in the Province for at least three months immediately preceding the application,
3 Chapter 66 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 20 the following Section:
- 20A The Minister of Service Nova Scotia may prescribe the certificates and forms to be used for the purpose of this Act.
4 Clause 21(a) of Chapter 66 is repealed.
5 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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