BILL NO. 27
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Collection and Debt Management Agencies Act
The Honourable Colton LeBlanc
Minister of Services Nova Scotia and Internal Services
First Reading: October 19, 2021
Second Reading: October 21, 2021
Third Reading: October 29, 2021 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 permits collectors employed by collection agencies and debt management agents employed by debt management agencies to work remotely from a place other than the place authorized by their licences.
Clauses 2 to 4 amend the Act to make it gender neutral.
Clause 5 authorizes regulations prescribing the conditions to be met for a collector or a debt management agent to be able to work remotely.
Clause 6 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.
An Act to Amend Chapter 77
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Collection and Debt Management Agencies Act
1 Section 5 of Chapter 77 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Collection and Debt Management Agencies Act, as enacted by Chapter 40 of the Acts of 2012, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (8) the following subsection:
- (9) Notwithstanding subsections (7) and (8), a collector or a debt management agent may remotely conduct collection agency activity or debt management agency activity, respectively, from a place other than the place authorized by the agency licence if the conditions prescribed by the regulations are met.
2 Subsection 5A(2) of Chapter 77, as enacted by Chapter 40 of the Acts of 2012, is amended by striking out "represent himself or herself as" in the first and second lines and substituting "purport to be".
5 Section 28 of Chapter 77, as amended by Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1998, Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2003 (Second Session) and Chapter 40 of the Acts of 2012, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:
- (aa) prescribing the conditions under which a collector or a debt management agent may work remotely;
6 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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