BILL NO. 117

(as introduced)

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



Government Bill



Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act
(amended)



The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C
Government House Leader



First Reading: November 17, 2006

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading: November 22, 2006

Third Reading: January 10, 2007 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Note

This Bill limits the amount of political contributions and by whom they may be made, provides an annual grant to recognized political parties based upon the votes received in the most recent general election, requires recognized political parties to publish annually audited financial statements and enhances the tax credit for political donations.

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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(i) of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1991, the Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act, is amended by adding ", except in Sections 14A to 14F and Part IIA," immediately after "and" in the second line.

2 Section 8 of Chapter 4 is amended by

(a) adding "but, in Sections 14A to 14F, does not include a candidate for the leadership of a political party or a person nominated to become a party's candidate for election in an electoral district" immediately after "Act" in the second line of clause (a);

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

(c) striking out the period at the end of clause (c) and substituting a semicolon; and

(d) adding immediately after clause (c) the following clauses:

3 Chapter 4 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 12 the following Section:

4 Chapter 4 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 14 the following Sections:

5 Chapter 4 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 20 the following Section:

6 Chapter 4 is further amended by adding immediately after Part II the following Part:

7 Chapter 4 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 32 the following Section:

8 Subsection 50(2) of Chapter 217 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, Income Tax Act, as enacted by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2000, is amended by

(a) adding "the lesser of" immediately after "to" the second time it appears in the sixth line; and

(b) striking out clauses (a) to (c) and substituting the following clauses:

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

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