3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
The Honourable Bill Estabrooks, M.B.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
First Reading: May 2, 2011
Second Reading: May 5, 2011
Third Reading: May 12, 2011 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill enables municipalities to make by-laws regulating advertising signs on provincially owned highways other than controlled-access highways.
1 This Act may be cited as the Community Control of Non-controlled-access Highway Advertising Amendment (2011) Act.
2 Chapter 371 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Highways Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 49 the following Section:
(2) Subject to subsections (3), (4) and (6), the council of a municipality may make a by-law prohibiting or regulating the erecting, maintaining, pasting, painting or exposing of advertisements upon any part of a highway located within the municipality and designated in the by-law.
(4) A by-law, or an amendment to a by-law, is effective upon and subject to approval pursuant to subsection (3) and ceases to have effect upon the revocation of that approval or repeal of the by-law with the approval of the Minister.
(6) Subsection (2) does not apply to any part of a highway that has been designated as a controlled access highway by the Governor in Council pursuant to Section 21 and, where any part of a highway that is subject to a by-law is designated as a controlled access highway pursuant to that Section, the by-law ceases to apply to that part.