ACTS OF 1989
1 This Act may be cited as the Alternative Penalty Act. 1989, c. 2, s. 1.
2 In this Act, "offence" means an offence punishable as provided by or in accordance with the Summary Proceedings Act. 1989, c. 2, s. 2.
3 (1) The Governor in Council may establish or approve a program whereby a fine imposed in respect of an offence may be discharged, in whole or in part, by earning credits for performing community-service work and providing for the discharge of such fine.
Contents of program
(2) A program referred to in subsection (1) may determine
(a) who is eligible to participate;
(b) what qualifies as community-service work for the purposes of the program;
(c) the rate at which credits are earned;
(d) the manner of crediting amounts earned;
(e) matters deemed by the Governor in Council necessary for or incidental to carrying out the program.
Approval of extra-provincial programs
(3) The Governor in Council may approve a program in another jurisdiction that is similar to a program established pursuant to subsection (2) where there is an appropriate agreement between the Province and that other jurisdiction. 1989, c. 2, s. 3.
4 This Act comes into force on and not before such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation. 1989, c. 2, s. 4.
Proclaimed - January 23, 1990
In force - February 1, 1990