BILL NO. 12

(as passed)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Government Bill



Boxing Authority Act
(amended)

CHAPTER 8 OF THE ACTS OF 2017



The Honourable Leo A. Glavine
Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage



First Reading: September 28, 2017 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: October 2, 2017

Third Reading: October 20, 2017

Royal Assent: October 26, 2017

An Act to Amend Chapter 43
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Boxing Authority Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 The title of Chapter 43 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Boxing Authority Act, is amended by striking out "Boxing" in the second line and substituting "Combat Sports".

2 Section 1 of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "Boxing" in the first line and substituting "Combat Sports".

3 Section 2 of Chapter 43 is amended by

(a) striking out "Boxing" in the first line of clause (a) and substituting "Combat Sports";

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

(c) striking out "boxing match" in the second line of clause (g) and substituting "contest";

(d) striking out "boxing match or exhibition" in the fourth and fifth lines of clause (g) and substituting "contest";

(e) striking out "to whom the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission reports" in the second and third lines of clause (h) and substituting "responsible for sport";

(f) striking out "boxing" in the second line of clause (i) and substituting "combat sport";

(g) striking out "boxer" in the second line of clause (j) and substituting "contestant"; and

(h) striking out "boxing contest or exhibition" in the last line of clause (l) and substituting "contest".

4 (1) Subsection 3(1) of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "Boxing" in the second line and substituting "Combat Sports".

(2) Subsection 3(2) of Chapter 43 is repealed.

(3) Chapter 43 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 3 the following Section:

5 (1) Subsection 4(1) of Chapter 43 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:

(2) Subsection 4(2) of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "boxing contests or exhibitions" in the last two lines and substituting "contests".

(3) Subsection 4(3) of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "Consolidated" in the last line and substituting "General Revenue".

6 Section 6 of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "Consolidated" in the last line and substituting "General Revenue".

7 Subsection 7(2) of Chapter 43 is amended by

(a) striking out "boxing contest or exhibition" in the second line and substituting "contest"; and

(b) striking out "or exhibition" in the last line.

8 Section 9 of Chapter 43 is amended by

(a) striking out the first line and substituting "The Authority may";

(b) striking out "boxing" in the first line of clause (a) and substituting "contests";

(c) striking out "boxing" in the second line of clause (b) and substituting "contestants";

(d) striking out "boxing contests or exhibitions" in the second and third lines of clause (c) and substituting "contests"; and

(e) striking out "boxers" in the third line of clause (d) and substituting "contestants".

9 Section 10 of Chapter 43 is amended by

(a) striking out "boxers" in the first and second lines of clause (b) and substituting "contestants";

(b) striking out "boxers" in the second line of clause (g) and substituting "contestants";

(c) striking out "boxers" in the second line of clause (h) and substituting "contestants";

(d) striking out "boxing contest or exhibition" in the second line of clause (i) and substituting "contest";

(e) striking out "boxers" in the second line of clause (j) and substituting "contestants";

(f) striking out clause (l) and substituting the following clause:

(g) striking out "closed circuit televised contest or exhibition" in the first and second lines of clause (n) and substituting "pay-per-view contest"; and

(h) striking out clause (o) and substituting the following clauses:

10 (1) Subsection 11(1) of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "boxing contest or exhibition" in the second line and substituting "contest".

(2) Subsection 11(2) of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "boxing contest or exhibition" in the second line and substituting "contest".

11 Section 15 of Chapter 43 is repealed.

12 Section 16 of Chapter 43 is amended by striking out "Sections 10 and 15" in the second and third lines and substituting "Section 10".

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


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