1st Session, 60th General Assembly
55 Elizabeth II, 2006
First Reading: July 6, 2006
This Bill eliminates different tax rates in Halifax Regional Municipality for urban, suburban and rural areas and requires the Municipality to set a base tax rate to cover basic services provided to all areas and to set additional tax rates for other services in the areas those services are provided.
1 (1) Subsection 73(1) of Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, is amended by striking out "Subject to subsection (2), a council" and substituting "A council, other than the council of Halifax Regional Municipality,".
(2) Subsection 73(2) of Chapter 18 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:
(a) commercial and residential base rates to cover basic services that are determined by the council to be provided to all areas of the Municipality; and
(b) commercial and residential additional rates to cover other services that are determined by the council to be provided to only certain areas of the Municipality, with separate additional rates to cover different services unless provided to the same areas.
(3) Section 75 does not apply to Halifax Regional Municipality.