Auditor General Act (amended)
BILL NO. 174
(as passed, with amendments)
1st Session, 59th General Assembly
54 Elizabeth II, 2005
Auditor General Act
CHAPTER 13 OF THE ACTS OF 2005
The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.
Minister of Justice
First Reading: April 27, 2005 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: April 28, 2005
Third Reading: May 19, 2005 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)
Royal Assent: May 19, 2005
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Subsection 3(1) of Chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Auditor General Act, is repealed and the following subsections substituted:
(1) Subject to the approval of the House of Assembly by majority vote, the Governor in Council shall appoint a person to be the Auditor General.
(1A) Subject to subsection (1B), the Auditor General holds office for a term of ten years and may not be re-appointed.
(1B) The Governor in Council shall remove the Auditor General on the passing by the House of Assembly of a resolution carried by a vote of two thirds of the members of the House of Assembly voting thereon requiring the Governor in Council to remove the Auditor General from office.
2 Section 15 of Chapter 28 is amended by striking out "Management Board" in the third line and substituting "Treasury and Policy Board".
3 Subsection 16(2) of Chapter 28 is amended by striking out "Management Board" in the last line and substituting "Treasury and Policy Board".
4 Section 21 of Chapter 28 is amended by striking out "Management Board" in the fourth and fifth lines and substituting "Treasury and Policy Board".
5 For greater certainty, nothing in this Act affects the term of office of the Auditor General holding office when this Act comes into force.
6 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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