BILL NO. 114

(as introduced)

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



Government Bill



Engineering Profession Act
(amended)



The Honourable Murray K. Scott
Minister of Justice



First Reading: November 16, 2006

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: November 17, 2006

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

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 amends the Engineering Profession Act to give the Council of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Nova Scotia the power to

(a) fix the fees and annual dues of the Association where the Association authorizes the Council to do so by by-law; and

(b) establish a joint practice board with any other association.

Clause 2

(a) removes the requirement that a person must be a resident of Nova Scotia to be entitled to be registered as a member of the Association and replaces it with the requirement to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and

(b) makes an amendment to reflect the change respecting fees made in Clause 1.

Clause 3 makes an amendment to reflect the change respecting fees made in Clause 1.

Clause 4 amends the Act to permit engineers-in-training to vote at meetings of the Association.

Clause 5 amends the Act to provide that to be a member of the Council of the Association, a member must be a resident of Nova Scotia.

Clause 6 makes amendments to reflect the change respecting fees made in Clause 1.

Clause 7

(a) makes amendments to reflect the change respecting fees made in Clause 1; and

(b) establishes March 31st as the day in each year after which the Registrar must give notice of failure by a member to pay fees and remove the member from the membership register.

Clause 8 provides for voting on proposed by-laws, amendments or repeals to be carried out by electronic or other means.

Clause 9 provides that this Act comes into force upon proclamation.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 148
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Engineering Profession Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 6 of Chapter 148 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Engineering Profession Act, is amended by

(a) adding "and, by by-law, authorize the Council to fix from time to time by resolution the fees and annual dues of the Association in such manner and subject to such limits as are prescribed by by-law" immediately after "determine" in the last line of clause (e); and

(b) adding immediately after clause (k) the following clause:

2 Subsection 7(1) of Chapter 148 is amended by

(a) striking out "resident of the Province" in the third and fourth lines and substituting "citizen of Canada or is lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence"; and

(b) adding "or under" immediately after "by" in the fourth line.

3 Subsection 8(1) of Chapter 148 is amended by adding "or under" immediately after "by" in the third line.

4 Subsection 12(2) of Chapter 148 is amended by striking out "Only a member" in the first line and substituting "Members and engineers-in-training".

5 Subsection 13(1) of Chapter 148 is amended by adding "who must be residents of the Province and" immediately before "who" in the third line.

6 (1) Subsection 18(2) of Chapter 148 is amended by adding "or under" immediately after "by" in the second line.

(2) Subsection 18(3) of Chapter 148 is amended by adding "or under" immediately after "by" in the fourth line.

7 (1) Subsection 19(1) of Chapter 148 is amended by adding "or under" immediately after "by" the second time it appears in the fourth line.

(2) Subsection 19(2) of Chapter 148 is amended by

(a) adding "or under" immediately after "by" in the third line; and

(b) striking out "within six months of the date upon which they become" in the third and fourth lines and substituting "before the thirty-first day of March of the year for which they are".

8 Section 32 of Chapter 148 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following subsection:

9 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

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