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An Act to Amend the Municipal Assistance Act

Legislature :
54
Session :
4
Bill No. :
41
Member :
Hon. Jardine
First Reading :
2001-4-30
Second Reading :
2002-5-1
Committee of the Whole :
2002-5-29
Amended :
Third Reading :
2002-5-30
Royal Assent :
2002-6-7

Text of Bill :



   Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1                   Section 1 of the Municipal Assistance Act, chapter M-19 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition “Board”.

2                   Subsection 3(1) of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:

3(1)            When in accordance with subsection 87(2) of the Municipalities Act, a municipality has submitted to the Minister of the Environment and Local Government the
proposed municipal budget for the next year, the Minister of the Environment and Local Government shall, subject to section 9, approve the proposed municipal budget.

3                   Section 9 of the Act is amended by adding after subsection (2) the following:

9(2.1)      The decision of the Minister of the Environment and Local Government not to approve a part of the proposed municipal budget for a municipality under subsection (2) is
final and not subject to review.

4                   Section 10 of the Act is repealed.

5                   Section 11 of the Act is repealed.

6                   Subsection 15(1) of the Act is amended

   (a)       by repealing paragraph (a);

   (b)       by repealing paragraph (b).

7(1)            The Budget Review Board is terminated.

7(2)            All appointments or designations of persons as chairmen or members of the Budget Review Board are revoked.

7(3)            All contracts, agreements and orders relating to the amount of remuneration to be paid to the members of the Budget Review Board are null and void.

7(4)            Notwithstanding the provisions of any contract, agreement or order, no remuneration shall be paid to the members of the Budget Review Board.

7(5)            No action, application or other proceeding lies or shall be instituted against the Minister of the Environment and Local Government or the Crown in right of the
Province as a result of the termination of the Budget Review Board under subsection (1) or the revocation of appointments or designations under subsection (2).

8                   New Brunswick Regulation 84-120 under the Municipal Assistance Act is repealed.

 

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