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An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act

Legislature :
Session :
Bill No. :
Member :
Hon. Jardine
First Reading :
Second Reading :
Committee of the Whole :
Amended :
Third Reading :
Royal Assent :
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Text of Bill :
   Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1                           Section 12 of the Municipalities Act, chapter M-22 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended

   (a)               in subsection (1) by striking out "subsection (1.1)" and substituting "subsections (1.1), (1.2) and (1.3)";

   (b)               in subsection (1.1) by striking out "Notwithstanding subsection (1), where" and substituting "Where";

   (c)               by adding after subsection (1.1) the following:

12(1.2)          Notwithstanding any Act or a regulation under it, a by-law which only repeals a by-law in one official language and substitutes it with the same by-law in both official
languages or a by-law in one official language which is amended only by adopting a version of the by-law in the other official language is valid if it is

   (a)               read three times by title,
   (b)               distributed in printed form in its entirety to council and to members of the public present at its first reading by title,
   (c)                filed with the clerk for a period of not less than fourteen days subsequent to its first reading by title,
   (d)               sealed with the corporate seal of the municipality,
   (e)                signed by the clerk and the mayor or, in the mayor's absence, the presiding officer of the council who presided at the meeting at which it was enacted, and
   (f)                stated thereon that it was enacted by the council of the municipality.

12(1.3)          A by-law referred to in subsection (1.2) may be amended at any time prior to third reading by title without having to further file the by-law pursuant to paragraph (1.2)(c).


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