BILL NO. 95
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Emergency "911" Act
The Honourable Chuck Porter
Minister of Municipal Affairs
First Reading: March 5, 2019
Second Reading: March 7, 2019
Third Reading: March 15, 2019 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 2 changes the definition of "Minister" from the Minister of Justice to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, adds a definition of "NS 911 service" and replaces the definition of "system". Clause 3 expands the responsibilities of the Minister of Justice to include responsibility for the NS 911 Service and corrects a typographical error. Clause 4 allows the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting fees and cost-recovery in connection with an NS 911 service. Clause 5 provides that this Act applies retroactively to February 2, 2001.
2 Section 3 of Chapter 4, as amended by Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1994, Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1999 (Second Session) and Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by
- (g) "Minister" means the Minister of Municipal Affairs;
(ga) "NS 911 service" means a Province-wide system for the coordination of emergency services, including emergency preparedness activities and the reporting of emergencies to emergency service agencies through a public safety answering point;
- (l) "system" means a Province-wide system for the coordination of emergency services, including
3 Section 5 of Chapter 4, as amended by Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1999 (Second Session), is further amended by
(a) striking out "and implementation in a reasonable and timely manner of a Province-wide "911" emergency telephone system" in the second and third lines and substituting ", establishment and implementation of an NS 911 service"; and
4 (1) Clause 14(1)(ea) of Chapter 4 is repealed and the following clause substituted:
- (ea) respecting any matter necessary or advisable for the establishment of fees to support the
development, establishment, implementation and maintenance of an NS 911 service and to recover costs for any services or materials provided in
relation to the administration of this Act or the regulations;
- (1A) A regulation made under clause (1)(ea) may be made retroactive to February 2, 2001.
5 This Act has effect on and after February 2, 2001.
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