BILL NO. 187
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
House of Assembly Act
The Honourable Mark Furey
Attorney General and Minister of Justice
First Reading: October 9, 2019
Second Reading: October 10, 2019
Third Reading: October 22, 2019 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill creates 55 electoral districts as recommended by the April 2019 report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission.
An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the House of Assembly Act
1 Section 4 of Chapter 1 (1992 Supplement) of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the House of Assembly Act, is repealed and the following Section substituted:
- 4 (1) The House is composed of fifty-five members, of whom one is elected from each of the fifty-five electoral districts named as follows:
(3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall make a digital map showing the boundaries referred to in subsection (2) publicly accessible on the Elections Nova Scotia website.
(3) Subsection 7(3) of Chapter 1, as enacted by Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2012, is amended by striking out "described" in the first line and substituting "recommended in the final report referred to".
3 (1) Notwithstanding Section 4, on, from and after the day this Act receives Royal Assent all necessary steps may be taken to establish constituency organizations based on the electoral districts contained in this Act including, for greater certainty, the appointment of officials and committees and the transfer of assets from the constituency organizations that existed before this Act received Royal Assent.
(2) When a constituency organization is established in accordance with subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer shall, notwithstanding Section 4, recognize and deal with the new constituency organization for the purpose of performing the functions of the Chief Electoral Officer.
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