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BILL NO. 191

(as introduced)

1st Session, 64th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
71 Elizabeth II, 2022


Private Member's Bill


Direct Assistance to Nova Scotians Act, 2022


Lisa Lachance
Halifax Citadel–Sable Island

First Reading: July 27, 2022

Second Reading:

Third Reading:


An Act to Provide Direct Assistance
to Nova Scotian Households

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Direct Assistance to Nova Scotians Act, 2022.

2 In this Act, "Minister" means the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board.

3 (1) Subject to Section 4, and no later than September 1, 2022, the Minister shall pay $500 to all households in the Province with a household income below $70,000 per year.

(2) The Minister shall establish criteria to determine what constitutes a household for the purpose of subsection (1).

4 The money required for the purpose of this Act must be paid out of money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.


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