REVISED STATUTES, 1989
1 This Act may be cited as the Statute Revision Act. R.S., c. 443, s. 1.
Consolidation and Revision Officer
2 The Chief Legislative Counsel is hereby appointed Consolidation and Revision Officer to revise and consolidate the statutes of the Province in accordance with this Act. R.S., c. 443, s. 2.
3 (1) The Consolidation and Revision Officer, under the direction of the Chairman of the Law Amendments Committee of the Assembly, shall from time to time consolidate and revise the statutes enacted by the Legislature and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing and to the extent necessary or advisable to consolidate and revise the statutes, may
(a) alter the numbering and arrangement of the statutes and of the sections thereof;
(b) combine two or more statutes or parts thereof or subdivide any statute into two or more statutes;
(c) add, change or omit any title of any statute;
(d) change the language to preserve a uniform mode of expression;
(e) make minor amendments to bring out more clearly what is considered to be the intention of the Legislature or to reconcile seemingly inconsistent enactments or to correct clerical, typographical or printing errors;
(f) omit any forms or schedules contained in any statute and add authority to the statute for the forms or schedules to be prescribed by regulation.
(2) The Consolidation and Revision Officer may omit from the consolidation and revision any statutes or parts of statutes that are repealed, spent or inoperative or, although printed among the public general statutes, have reference only to a particular person, place or municipality without general application throughout the Province. R.S., c. 443, s. 3.
Report to Committee
4 (1) Where the Consolidation and Revision Officer consolidates and revises statutes, he shall by report submit the statutes consolidated and revised to the Law Amendments Committee for examination.
(2) The Law Amendments Committee in carrying out duties conferred on it by this Act is declared, pursuant to Section 46 of the House of Assembly Act, not to be dissolved by prorogation of the Assembly and is authorized to continue its duties after the Assembly is prorogued. R.S., c. 443, s. 4.
Report to Lieutenant Governor and deposit
5 (1) When the Law Amendments Committee completes its examination and approves the report of the Consolidation and Revision Officer, it shall report the statutes consolidated and revised to the Lieutenant Governor.
(2) The statutes consolidated and revised shall be attested by the signature of the Lieutenant Governor, countersigned by the Attorney General, and deposited with the Chief Clerk of the Assembly.
(3) The copy deposited with the Chief Clerk of the Assembly is the original of the statutes. R.S., c. 443, s. 5.
6 (1) After deposit of the statutes consolidated and revised with the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, the Governor in Council may by proclamation declare the day upon which the statutes consolidated and revised, or any part thereof, come into force and effect.
(2) On, from and after the day declared by the Governor in Council, the statutes consolidated and revised, or any part thereof, as the case may be, are in force and effect as if they were enacted by the Legislature to come into force and effect on, from and after that day.
(3) On, from and after the day on which the statutes consolidated and revised come into force and effect, the statutes and parts of statutes shown as repealed in the schedule to the statutes consolidated and revised are repealed on, from and after that day to the extent provided in the schedule. R.S., c. 443, s. 6.
7 Statutes forming part of the statutes consolidated and revised coming into force pursuant to this Act are not and shall not be deemed to operate as new laws but shall be interpreted, construed and given effect as a consolidation of the statutes which they replace. R.S., c. 443, s. 7.
8 (1) The Consolidation and Revision Officer may from time to time prepare and cause to be published a consolidation of the statutes in bound or looseleaf form or in electronic form and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may alter the numbering and arrangement of the statutes within such consolidation.
(2) Where the Consolidation and Revision Officer causes a looseleaf consolidation of the statutes to be printed, he may from time to time prepare and cause to be printed replacement pages to update the consolidation.
(3) A statute published in a consolidation published pursuant to this Section may be given as evidence of that statute in any court pursuant to the Evidence Act. R.S., c. 443, s. 8; 1999 (2nd Sess.), c. 8, s. 19.
9 Unless otherwise provided, expenses incurred pursuant to this Act shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the Province on the direction of the Speaker. R.S., c. 443, s. 9.