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Innovative Transportation Act

BILL NO. 37

(as passed)

5th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
62 Elizabeth II, 2013



Government Bill



Innovative Transportation Act

CHAPTER 4 OF THE ACTS OF 2013



The Honourable Maurice Smith
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal



First Reading: April 10, 2013 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 25, 2013

Third Reading: May 2, 2013

Royal Assent: May 10, 2013

An Act to Amend Chapter 293
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Motor Vehicle Act,
Respecting Innovative Transportation

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Innovative Transportation Act.

2 Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 306 the following Section:

307 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations authorizing, for the period of time during which the regulations are in force, a project for research into or the testing or evaluation of any matter that is governed by this Act and relates to highway use, including regulations

(a) in relation to such a project,

(i) authorizing any person or class of persons to do or use a thing that is prohibited or regulated pursuant to a provision of this Act that also relates to traffic or to not do or use a thing that is required or authorized pursuant to this Act,

(ii) authorizing or requiring the Department, the Minister or any other person authorized or required to do anything pursuant to this Act to do anything that

(A) is not authorized or required to be done pursuant to this Act, or

(B) is authorized or required to be done pursuant to this Act in a way that is different from the way it is authorized or required to be done,

(iii) limiting an authorization or requirement in the regulations to any person, class of persons, class or type of vehicles, equipment, devices or highways, parts of the Province, time of year or day, activities, matters or other things,

(iv) regulating or prohibiting the doing or use of anything, and

(v) requiring any person or class of persons to carry insurance of a kind and in the amount specified;

(b) prescribing penalties for the violation of such regulations;

(c) respecting any matter or thing the Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable to effectively carry out the intent and purpose of this Section.

(2) A regulation made pursuant to this Section is repealed two years after the date it comes into force or such earlier date as the regulation may provide.

(3) In the event of a conflict between a regulation made pursuant to this Section and any provision of this Act, the regulation prevails.

(4) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (1) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.


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