Legislative Precinct Regulation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​B.C REG. 274/2002 DEPOSITED OCT. 11, 2002                                                                                                                                                          This is not the Official Version

SCHEDULE

LEGISLATIVE PRECINCT REGULATION

Contents

  1. Definitions
  2. Limited entry, vehicular traffic and parking
  3. Prohibition on specified activities
  4. Prohibition on occupancy
  5. Prohibition on construction
  6. Removal of signs
  7. Animal control
  8. Notice to violator
  9. Powers of peace officers
  10. Offences

Definitions


1     In this regulation:

       "grounds" means the legislative grounds and Confederation Garden Park;
       "vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Motor Vehicle Act.

Limited entry, vehicular traffic and parking

2     (1)  Without prior authorization of the Speaker, a person must not enter or remain in or on any part of the grounds where a notice, sign or information​ device, posted or erected by or under the authority of the Speaker, indicates that entry is prohibited or is restricted to authorized persons.

      (2)  Without prior authorization of the Speaker, a person must not drive, operate or park a vehicle in or on the grounds where a notice, sign o information device posted or erected by or under the authority of the Speaker, indicates that vehicle entry or parking is prohibited or is        restricted to authorized persons or vehicles.

      (3)  A notice, sign or information device posted or erected in or on the Legislative Precinct is presumed to have been erected by or under the authority ​​​of the Speaker, unless the contrary is established.

Prohibition on specified activities

3      A person must not skateboard, rollerblade or rollerskate in or on the grounds.

Prohibition on occupancy

4     A person must not reside, camp or sleep in or on the grounds.

Prohibition on construction

5     (1)  Without prior authorization of the Speaker, a person must not
             (a) erect, construct, attach or post, in or on the grounds, any thing, structure material or object, or
             (b) cause any of these things to be done.

       (2)  A person must not occupy, maintain or use any thing, structure, material or object that is erected, constructed, attached or posted in contravention of subsection (1).

Removal of signs

6     A person must not erect, remove, alter or deface any notice, sign or information device in or on the Legislative Precinct, except under the authority of the Speaker.

Animal control

7      (1)  A person must not be in possession of an animal in or on the grounds without prior authorization of the Speaker unless the animal is

             (a) restrained by a leash not longer than 2 meters, or

             (b) confined in a container, enclosure or vehicle.

        (2)  A person in possession of an animal in accordance with subsection (1) must ensure that no excrement from that animal is left in or on the grounds.

       (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a guide animal as defined in the Guide Animal Act or to an animal employed by a peace officer in the course of that peace officer's duties.

Notice to violator

8     (1)  If a person found contravening section 3, 4, 5(1) (a) or (b) or (2), 6 or 7 (1) receives notice to cease the contravening activity and to leave the Legislative Precinct, the person
              (a) must immediately leave the Legislative Precinct together with all personal belongings, and 
              (b) must cease the activity to which the notice applies.

       (2)  Notice under subsection (1) may be oral or written notice from the Speaker or a person acting under the authority of the Speaker or from a peace officer.

Powers of peace officers

9       A peace officer may remove from the Legislative Precinct

         (a) a person who fails to obey a notice under section 8, and

         (b) any personal property apparently in the possession of that person.

Offences

10    (1)  A Person who contravenes section 2 (1) or (2), 3, 5 (1) (a) or (b) or (2), 6 or 7 (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $1000.

        (2)  A person who contravenes 8 (1) (a) or (b) is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $2000.


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