BILL NO. 127
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
Employment Support and Income Assistance Act
Truro–Bible Hill–Milbrook–Salmon River
First Reading: March 28, 2019
This Bill prohibits the reduction of assistance on the basis of an applicant being enrolled in a prescribed post-secondary education program.
An Act to Amend Chapter 27
of the Acts of 2000,
the Employment Support and Income Assistance Act,
Respecting Post-secondary Education Programs
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 7 of Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2000, the Employment Support and Income Assistance Act, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsection:
- (3) A determination under subclause 7(2)(b)(i) or (ii) and a review under subclause 7(2)(b)(vi) must not reduce the assistance to which an applicant would otherwise be eligible on the basis that the applicant is enrolled in a prescribed post-secondary education program.
- (la) prescribing post-secondary education programs or classes of post-secondary education programs for the purpose of subsection 7(3);
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