BILL NO. 30

(as introduced)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
55 Elizabeth II, 2006



Private Member's Bill



Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act
(amended)



Michel Samson
Richmond



First Reading: July 5, 2006

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading: July 7, 2006

Third Reading: November 23, 2006 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Note

This Bill

(a) incorporates the Ministerial Code of Conduct into the Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act;

(b) adds to the Code a duty for a minister of the Crown to report a possible conflict of interest and, in such case, an obligation on the Executive Council to appoint another minister to act in the ministerís place; and

(c) amends the Code to enable a member of the House of Assembly or any person to make a complaint to or ask a question of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner respecting the Code.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 4
of the Acts of 1991,
the Members and Public Employees
Disclosure Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Clause 3(fa) of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1991, the Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act, is repealed and the following clause substituted:

2 The headings immediately preceding Section 7A and Section 7A of Chapter 4 are repealed.

3 The Schedule to Chapter 4 is amended by adding "A" immediately after "SCHEDULE" in the first line.

4 Chapter 4 is further amended by adding immediately after the Schedule the following Schedule:

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