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Special Places Protection Act (amended)

BILL NO. 161

(as passed)

1st Session, 59th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
54 Elizabeth II, 2005

Government Bill

Special Places Protection Act


The Honourable Kerry Morash
Minister of Environment and Labour

First Reading: April 21, 2005 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 22, 2005

Third Reading: May 16, 2005

Royal Assent: May 19, 2005

An Act to Amend Chapter 438
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Special Places Protection Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Clause 3(b) of Chapter 438 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Special Places Protection Act, is repealed and the following clause substituted:

(b) "Minister" means the member of the Executive Council assigned responsibility for this Act;

2 Subsections 5(2) to (4) of Chapter 438 are repealed and the following subsections substituted:

(2) The Committee shall be appointed by the Minister and shall be composed of

(a) one person employed by the department for which the Minister has responsibility, who is the chair of the Committee;

(b) three persons who are representative of

(i) the Department of Environment and Labour,

(ii) the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, and

(iii) the Department of Natural Resources; and

(c) up to six other persons who may include persons recognized as experts in fields pertinent to this Act and persons who represent aboriginal interests.

(3) Members of the Committee may be appointed for such terms as the Minister determines.

3 Subsection 14(2) of Chapter 438 is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

(2) The Minister may formulate a management plan for an ecological site at any time and may seek the assistance of the Committee when so doing.

4 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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