BILL NO. 68
2nd Session, 61st General Assembly
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
Public Utilities Act
The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
First Reading: May 6, 2010
Second Reading: May 7, 2010
Third Reading: May 10, 2010 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
(a) raises from $25,000 to $250,000 the maximum capital expenditures that may be made, without the approval of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, by a public utility; and(b) authorizes public utilities, in addition to Nova Scotia Power Inc., to submit to the Board for approval an annual capital expenditure program to enable public utilities to make capital expenditures without further approval by the Board.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 35 of Chapter 380 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Utilities Act, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Acts of 2001, is further amended by striking out "twenty-five" in the fifth line and substituting "two hundred and fifty".
2 (1) Subsection 35A(1) of Chapter 380, as enacted by Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1992, is amended by striking out "Nova Scotia Power Incorporated" in the second line and substituting "a public utility".
(2) Subsection 35A(2) of Chapter 380, as enacted by Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1992, is amended by striking out "Nova Scotia Power Incorporated" in the second and third lines and substituting "a public utility".
(b) striking out "twenty-five" in the last two lines and substituting "two hundred and fifty".
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