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Consumer Reporting Act


(as passed)

2nd Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
59 Elizabeth II, 2010

Government Bill

Consumer Reporting Act


The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

First Reading: November 15, 2010 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: November 22, 2010

Third Reading: November 29, 2010

Royal Assent: December 10, 2010

An Act to Amend Chapter 93
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Consumer Reporting Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 9 of Chapter 93 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Consumer Reporting Act, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following subsection:

(3A) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), where the Minister, or a person designated by the Minister, requests a consumer reporting agency to provide identifying information respecting a consumer, including the consumer's name, address and former addresses, places and former places of employment and social insurance number, for the purpose of collecting a debt or fine owing by the consumer to Her Majesty in right of the Province,

(a) the consumer reporting agency shall provide the information to the Minister or the Minister's designate, as the case may be; and

(b) the provision of the information is not a consumer report.


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