of Bill :
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
1 The Crown Lands and Forests Act, chapter C-38.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1980, is amended by adding after section 26 the following:
26.01 The holder of a licence of occupation to explore for wind energy shall provide the Minister, in such manner and at such times as the Minister may require, with a copy of any wind test data collected by the holder of the licence.
2 Section 55.1 of the Act is amended
(a) by renumbering the section as subsection 55.1(1);
(b) by adding after subsection (1) the following:
55.1(2) Wind test data provided to the Minister under section 26.01 is confidential and is not subject to disclosure under the Right to Information Act until five years after the wind test data was provided to the Minister.
55.1(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Minister may disclose any wind test data provided to the Minister under section 26.01 to another Minister of the Crown, but any wind test data communicated to another Minister of the Crown under this subsection shall be subject to the same confidentiality and disclosure requirements to which it was subject when provided to the Minister.
(a) Consequential amendment.
(b) New provisions.