2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
The Honourable Labi Kousoulis
Minister of Internal Services
First Reading: April 20, 2016
Second Reading: April 21, 2016
Third Reading: May 13, 2016 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
(a) adds definitions of "common records schedule" and "records management"; and
(b) amends the definition of "records" and "records schedules" to make them more reflective of present-day concepts.
Clause 2 sets out the Minister's responsibilities for records management and related activities and gives examples of the types of activities the Minister may offer to public bodies.
(a) updates the names of government departments;
(b) authorizes the Minister rather than the Governor in Council to appoint no more than two persons to the Government Records Committee; and
(c) repeals a provision making the Provincial Archivist chair of the Government Records Committee.
Clause 4 sets out the responsibilities of the Government Records Committee.
Clause 5 repeals two provisions that are no longer required.
Clause 6 amends a subsection to state that all records schedules require the approval of the Minister.
Clause 7 expands the list of duties of the head of a public body.
(a) expands the regulation-making authority of the Minister; and
(b) names the proper authority of the regulation-making authority.
Clause 9 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 3 of Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Government Records Act, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2010 and Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by
(a) adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:
(b) striking out clauses (g) and (h) and substituting the following clauses:
(h) "records management" means the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of, and information about, business activities and transactions;
(i) "records schedule" means a comprehensive description and classification of the records of one or more public bodies, and includes a plan governing the life cycle of the records from creation or receipt to disposition.
(a) adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number; and
(b) adding the following subsection:
(f) providing records storage and other records management services to public bodies, in accordance with the regulations, to ensure compliance with this Act, the regulations and other legislation; and
(a) adding "and Treasury Board" immediately after "Finance" in the first and in the second lines of clause (b);
(b) striking out "Supply and" in the first line of clause (e) and substituting "Internal";
(c) adding "of the Department of Internal Services" immediately after "officer" in the second line of clause (e); and
(d) striking out "the Governor in Council may determine, appointed by the Governor in Council" in the second and third lines of clause (f) and substituting "the Minister may appoint".
(2) Subsection 6(2) of Chapter 7 is repealed.
4 Section 7 of Chapter 7 is repealed and the following Section substituted:
6 (1) Subsection 11(1) of Chapter 7 is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
(a) striking out "The" in the first line and substituting "A"; and
(b) striking out "of a public body" in the first line.
7 Section 12 of Chapter 7 is repealed and the following Section substituted:
(a) adding immediately after clause (a) the following clauses:
(c) adding immediately after subclause (c)(iv) the following subclause:
(d) adding immediately after clause (c) the following clauses:
9 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.