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BILL NO. 84

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
68 Elizabeth II, 2019

 

Government Bill

 

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Appreciation Act

 

The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board



First Reading: February 28, 2019

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

 

An Act to Express Appreciation
for Members of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Appreciation Act.

2 In this Act,

(a) "Department" means the department of the public service responsible for the Motor Vehicle Act;

(b) "active volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary" means a volunteer member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes who

    (i) is an active volunteer member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes and has been an active member for at least 12 months prior to applying for exemption from payment of a vehicle registration fee under subsection 3(1),

    (ii) has participated in at least 20 per cent of all activities, including search and rescue calls and training, conducted by the person's unit of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes while the person was an active volunteer member as required by subclause (i), and

    (iii) has written confirmation of active member status required by subclause (i) in the form determined by the Department and signed by the President or a zone director of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes or another person authorized by the President;

(c) "specialty number plate" means any non-standard number plate, but does not include a standard number plate bearing the international symbol of access issued to a person with a mobility impairment.

3 (1) An active volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes may apply to the Department for exemption from the registration fee of a vehicle in the manner determined by the Department.

(2) Where the Department is satisfied based on an application made pursuant to subsection (1) that the applicant is an active volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes, the Department may not charge a registration fee under the Motor Vehicle Act for one passenger or commercial vehicle of a registered weight of 5,000 kilograms or less for which a number plate is issued in the name of the applicant.

(3) The exemption under subsection (1) applies only to the ordinary registration fee for the passenger or commercial vehicle and, for greater certainty, does not apply to a registration fee charged for a personalized or specialty number plate or a payment to a fund in connection with the issuance of a specialty number plate.

4 When a person ceases to be an active volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Maritimes, the exemption from the registration fee under this Act ceases and the vehicle must be re-registered and any required registration fee paid prior to the vehicle being operated.

5 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

 


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