BILL NO. 2

(as passed, with amendments)

1st Session, 59th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
52 Elizabeth II, 2003



Government Bill



Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act (amended) and
Labour Standards Code (amended) Act

CHAPTER 7 OF THE ACTS OF 2003
(SECOND SESSION)



The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.
Minister of Justice



First Reading: September 26, 2003 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: October 9, 2003

Third Reading: October 28, 2003 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: October 30, 2003

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An Act to Amend Chapter 402
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act,
and Chapter 246
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Labour Standards Code

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 3A of Chapter 402 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act, is repealed and the following Section substituted:

2 Section 8 of Chapter 402 is amended by adding immediately after clause (b) the following clause:

3 Chapter 402 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 9 the following Section:

4 Section 2 of Chapter 246 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Labour Standards Code, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (p) the following clause:

5 (1) Subsection 21(1) of Chapter 246 is amended by adding "may" immediately after "and" in the last line.

(2) Subsection 21(3) of Chapter 246, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is further amended by

(a) striking out "Where" in the first line and substituting "Notwithstanding Section 72, where";

(b) striking out "and" at the end of clause (a);

(c) striking out the comma at the end of clause (b) and substituting "; and"; and

(d) adding the following clause:

6 Subsection 26(2) of Chapter 246 is amended by

(a) striking out "Where" in the first line and substituting "Notwithstanding Section 72, where";

(b) striking out "and" at the end of clause (a);

(c) striking out the comma at the end of clause (b) and substituting "; and"; and

(d) adding the following clause:

7 (1) Subsection 30(1) of Chapter 246, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is amended by

(a) adding ", suspend, intimidate, penalize, discipline" immediately after "off" in the second line;

(b) striking out "or" at the end of clause (c);

(c) striking out the period at the end of clause (d) and substituting "; or"; and

(d) adding the following clause:

(2) Section 30 of Chapter 246, as enacted by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsection:

8 Chapter 246 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 30 the following Sections:

9 Clause 32(1)(a) of Chapter 246 is repealed and the following clause substituted:

10 Section 40 of Chapter 246 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following subsection:

11 Section 51 of Chapter 246 is repealed and the following Section substituted:

12 Chapter 246 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 60D the following heading and Section:

13 Chapter 246 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 66 the following Section:

14 Sections 93 to 98 of Chapter 246 are repealed and the following Sections substituted:

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