1998/99 Legislative Session: 3rd Session, 36th Parliament
THIRD READING


The following electronic version is for informational purposes only.
The printed version remains the official version.


Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 14th day of July, 1999
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk


HONOURABLE JOY K. MACPHAIL
MINISTER OF FINANCE AND CORPORATE RELATIONS


BILL 94 — 1999

FEE STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 1999

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:


Companies Act, S.B.C. 1973, c. 18

1 Section 373 (c) of the Companies Act, S.B.C. 1973, c. 18, is repealed.

2 The Third Schedule is amended by adding the following as items 19, 20 and 21:

19 For filing any annual report required under any former Companies Act, if filed by a company that is not a reporting company $10
20 For filing any annual report required under any former Companies Act, if filed by a company that is a reporting company $100
21 For filing any annual report required under any former Companies Act, if filed by an extra-provincial company $10

3 The Third Schedule is amended by adding the following as item 22:

22 For continuation pursuant to section 37 (A) $125


Company Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 59

4 Section 374 (c) of the Company Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 59, is repealed.

5 The Third Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

Third Schedule

Company Act

Fees
1 For incorporation $175
2 For registration of an extraprovincial company $250
3 For registration of an amalgamation $150
4 For conversion of a specially limited company into a company $25
5 For conversion of a company incorporated by special Act into a company $25
6 For filing the annual report of a company that is not a reporting company, if filed within the time required by section 356 or 373 $15
7 For filing the annual report of a reporting company, if filed within the time required by section 356 or 373 $100
8 The fees required by items 6 and 7 shall be doubled if the annual report is not filed within the time required by section 356 or 373
9 For filing the annual report of an extraprovincial company, if filed within the time required by section 358 $15
10 The fee required by item 9 shall be doubled if the annual report is not filed within the time required by section 358
11 For changing the name of a company or registering a change of name of an extraprovincial company $50
12 For registration of a mortgage or a release of a mortgage $5
13 For restoration of a company or an extraprovincial company to the register $100
14 For a certificate of true copy or extract $10
15 For each and every search $2
16 For a copy or extract for any document, 25 for every page or part of a page
17 For filing any annual report required under any former Companies Act, if filed by a company that is not a reporting company $15
18 For filing any annual report required under any former Companies Act, if filed by a company that is a reporting company $100
19 For filing any annual report required under any former Companies Act, if filed by an extraprovincial company $15
20 For continuation pursuant to section 36 $150

6 The Third Schedule is amended

(a) in item 1 by striking out "$175" and substituting "$250",

(b) in item 3 by striking out "$150" and substituting "$200",

(c) in items 6 and 9 by striking out "$15" and substituting "$20",

(d) in item 11 by striking out "$50" and substituting "$75",

(e) in item 12 by striking out "$5" and substituting "$15",

(f) in item 13 by striking out "$100" and substituting "$150",

(g) in item 15 by striking out "$2" and substituting "$6", and

(h) in item 16 by striking out "25" and substituting "50".

7 The Third Schedule is amended by adding the following:

15.1 Notwithstanding item 15, for each and every search when performed through an electronic device authorized by an agreement between the Registrar of Companies and a person $5

8 The Third Schedule is amended

(a) in item 2 by striking out "$250" and substituting "$300",

(b) in item 4 by striking out "$25" and substituting "$100",

(c) in item 5 by striking out "$25" and substituting "$100",

(d) in item 7 by striking out "$100" and substituting "$150",

(e) in item 20 by striking out "$150" and substituting "$200", and

(f) by adding the following items:

21 For a priority service when offered $50
22 For a re-examination of documents resubmitted due to an error or omission in the original documentation $5
23 For a continuation pursuant to section 37 $50
24 For reservation of a corporate name pursuant to section 15 $25
25 For filing any document for which there is no other fee, the fee for each document $15

9 The Third Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

Third Schedule

Company Act

Fees
1 For incorporation, amalgamation or restoration of a company $250
2 For registration, amalgamation or restoration of an extraprovincial company $250
3 For conversion of a company pursuant to section 267 or 269 $100
4 For filing an annual report $30
5 For changing the name of a company or registering a change of name of an extraprovincial company $75
6 For registration of a mortgage or a release of a mortgage $15
7 For a certificate of true copy or extract $20
8 For each and every search $6
9 Notwithstanding item 8, for each and every search when performed through an electronic device authorized by an agreement between the Registrar of Companies and a person $5
10 For a copy of or extract from any document, for every page or part of a page 50
11 For continuation pursuant to section 36 or 37 $250
12 For pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100
13 For a priority service when offered $50
14 For a re-examination of documents resubmitted due to an error or omission in the original documentation $5
15 For reservation of a corporate name pursuant to section 15 $25
16 For filing any document for which there is no other fee, the fee for each document $15

10 The Third Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

Third Schedule

Company Act

Fees
1 For incorporation, amalgamation or restoration of a company $250
2 For registration, amalgamation or restoration of an extraprovincial company $250
3 For conversion of a company pursuant to section 267 or 269 $100
4 For filing an annual report $30
5 For changing the name of a company or registering a change of name of an extraprovincial company $75
6 For registration of a mortgage or a release of a mortgage $15
7 For a certificate of true copy or extract $20
8 For each search conducted through the B.C. OnLine information service using a person's own computer terminal $5
9 For each search conducted by a person using a computer terminal provided by the Province $6
10 For each search conducted by government personnel $8
11 For a copy of or extract from any document, for every page or part of a page 50
12 For continuation pursuant to section 36 or 37 $250
13 For pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100
14 For a priority service when offered $50
15 For a re-examination of documents resubmitted due to an error or omission in the original documentation $5
16 For reservation of a corporate name pursuant to section 15 $25
17 For filing any document for which there is no other fee, the fee for each document $15

11 The Third Schedule is amended by adding the following item:

10.1 Item 10 does not apply to a search made as part of the review by the registrar of an application to hold or reserve a name.

12 The Third Schedule is amended by repealing item 16 and substituting the following:

16 The search of a maximum of 3 names on application for approval or reservation of a name. The fee will not be refunded if a name is not approved $30

13 The Third Schedule is amended

(a) in item 5 by striking out "$75" and substituting "$100",

(b) by repealing item 6,

(c) in item 7 by striking out "$20" and substituting "$25",

(d) in item 10 by striking out "$8" and substituting "$10",

(e) in item 14 by striking out "$50" and substituting "$100",

(f) by repealing item 15, and

(g) in item 17 by striking out "$15" and substituting "$20".

14 The Third Schedule is amended

(a) in item 1 by striking out "$250" and substituting "$275",

(b) in item 2 by striking out "$250" and substituting "$275",

(c) in item 4 by striking out "$30" and substituting "$35",

(d) in item 8 by striking out "$5" and substituting "$7",

(e) in item 9 by striking out "$6" and substituting "$8", and

(f) in item 12 by striking out "$250" and substituting "$275".


Company Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 62

15 Section 350 (2) (c) of the Company Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 62, is repealed.

16 The Third Schedule is repealed and the following is substituted:

Third Schedule

(Section 349)

Company Act

Fees
1 For incorporation, amalgamation or restoration of a company $275
2 For registration, amalgamation or restoration of an extraprovincial company $275
3 For conversion of a company pursuant to section 243 or 245 $100
4 For filing an annual report $35
5 For changing the name of a company or registering a change of name of an extraprovincial company $100
6 For a certificate of true copy or extract $25
7 For each search conducted through the B.C. OnLine information service using a person's own computer terminal $7
8 For each search conducted by a person using a computer terminal provided by the government $8
9 For each search conducted by government personnel $10
10 Item 9 does not apply to a search made as part of the review by the registrar of an application to hold or reserve a name.
11 For a copy of or extract from any document, for every page or part of a page 50
12 For continuation pursuant to section 36 or 37 $275
13 For pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100
14 For a priority service when offered $100
15 The search of a maximum of 3 names on application for approval or reservation of a name. The fee will not be refunded if a name is not approved $30
16 For filing any document for which there is no other fee, the fee for each document $20

17 The Third Schedule is amended

(a) in item 1 by striking out "$275" and substituting "$300",

(b) in item 2 by striking out "$275" and substituting "$300",

(c) in item 12 by striking out "$275" and substituting "$300", and

(d) by adding the following items:

17 For filing a resolution to alter the articles or memorandum of a company $100
18 For filing a compromise or arrangement under section 252 $100

18 The Third Schedule is repealed and the following is substituted:

Third Schedule

(Section 349)

Company Act

Fees
1 For incorporation, amalgamation or restoration of a company $300
2 For registration, amalgamation or restoration of an extraprovincial company $300
3 For conversion of a specially limited or special Act company to a British Columbia company $100
4 For filing an annual report $35
5 For changing the name of a company or registering a change of name of an extraprovincial company $100
6 For a certificate of true copy or extract $25
7 For each search conducted through the B.C. OnLine information service using a person's own computer terminal $7*
8 For each search conducted by a person using a computer terminal provided by the government $8*
9 For each search conducted by government personnel $10
10 For a copy of or extract from any document, for every page or part of a page 50
11 For continuation into British Columbia or continuation out of British Columbia $300
12 For pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100
13 For the search of a maximum of 3 names on application for approval or reservation of a name. The fee will not be refunded if a name is not approved $30*
14 For filing a resolution to alter the articles or memorandum of a company $100
15 For filing any document for which there is no other fee, the fee for each document $20
16 For a priority service when offered $100
17 For filing a compromise or arrangement $100

* In addition to a fee marked by an asterisk, a further operator fee of $1.50, plus any G.S.T. applicable to the operator fee, may be charged for any transaction done by electronic means from a location outside a government office or at a government office by a person who is not a government employee.

19 The Third Schedule is amended in items 2 and 5 by adding "or a limited liability company" after "an extraprovincial company" in each case.

20 Section 319.1 (1) as enacted by section 4 of the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 1997, S.B.C. 1997, c. 29, is amended by striking out "and 338 to 340" and substituting ", 338 to 340 and 349".

21 Section 319.5 (2) (h) as enacted by section 4 of the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 1997, S.B.C. 1997, c. 29, is repealed.


Land Titles Act, S.B.C. 1978, c. 25

22 The Land Titles Act, S.B.C. 1978, c. 25, is amended by adding the following section:

Fees

315.1 (1) There shall be paid to the registrar in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Fee Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule.

(2) Subsection (1) does not limit the ability of the Lieutenant Governor in Council to prescribe or establish fees under sections 314 and 315 for matters other than the matters mentioned in the Fee Schedule.

(3) Sections 315 (2) to (5) and 316 apply to the fees specified in the Fee Schedule.

23 The following Fee Schedule is added:

Fee Schedule

Item

Column 1
Matter

Column 2
Fee

  Fee simple  
1 For registration of a fee-simple and application for issuance of a certificate of title including a duplicate if any, except as provided for in items 2 to 11 The sum of
(a) $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title issuing from a single instrument, and
(b) $1 for each $1 000 or part thereof of the declared value determined under section 316
2 For registration of a transfer of title from two or more registered owners of adjacent parcels of land to a trustee for the purpose of facilitating a scheme of subdivision of the parcels $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
3 For registration of a transfer of title from the trustee referred to in item 2 to the former registered owners of the lots to which they are entitled under the scheme of subdivision $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
4 For registration of a transfer from the personal representative to a beneficiary including a transfer by appropriation where consent of a beneficiary or other person is not required or where the giving of such consent is expressly contemplated in the will $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
5 For registration of a transmission to a surviving joint tenant $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
6 For registration of a transmission of land sold under an agreement for sale to a personal representative on the vendor's death The amount determined under item 1, except that the declared value shall be the amount of the unpaid purchase money owing under the agreement
7 For registration of assignment of the vendor's interest in an agreement for sale, except where the assignment is to the purchaser under that agreement The amount determined under item 1, except that the declared value shall be the amount of the unpaid purchase money owing under the agreement
8 For registration of a transfer to a new trustee appointed under the Trustee Act or Religious Institutions Act $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
9 For registration of a transfer to an executor of an executor under section 75 of the Administration Act, where the beneficial interests are not changed $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
10 For registration of a transmission or transfer to a trustee in bankruptcy $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
11 For an application under section 171 for conversion from absolute fee into indefeasible title $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
  Charges  
12 For registration of a charge except as provided in items 13 to 18 $10 plus $1 for each $1 000 or part thereof of the declared value determined under section 316
13 For registration of a transfer of a charge from the personal representative to a beneficiary including a transfer by appropriation where consent of a beneficiary or other person is not required or where the giving of such consent is expressly contemplated in the will $10
14 For registration of a transmission of an interest in a charge to a surviving joint tenant $10
15 For registration of a residential lease by the Crown under the Land Act $20
16 For registration of a transfer to a new trustee appointed under the Trustee Act or Religious Institutions Act $10
17 For registration of a transfer to an executor of an executor under section 75 of the Administration Act, where the beneficial interests are not changed $10
18 For registration of a transmission or transfer to a trustee in bankruptcy $10
  Judgments  
19 For registration, renewal or re-registration of a judgment under section 206 or an assignment of judgment under sections 207 and 208, except that no fee is payable in the case of an application under
(a) the Children of Unmarried Parents Act,
(b) the Family Relations Act, or
(c) section 60 of the Supreme Court Act
$5
  Lis Pendens  
20 For registration of a lis pendens under section 213, except where payment of a fee is expressly excluded in an enactment $10
  Caveat  
21 In connection with lodging a caveat including all items referred to in section 266 $10
  Discharge, Cancellation, or Merger  
22 For discharge, cancellation or merger of anything referred to in items 12 to 21 nil
  Filing, General  
23 Except as provided in this or another enactment nil
  Power of Attorney  
24 For filing of a power of attorney $10
  Tax Sales  
25 For filing a notice of a tax sale under section 251 $1
26 For registration of a tax sale deed under section 254 $8
  Plans  
27 For issuance of each certificate of title under section 98 after deposit of a subdivision plan $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
  Change of name  
28 For an application under section 187 (1) or (2) including issuing of new certificate of title $7 for the first certificate of title plus $3 for each additional certificate of title referred to in the application
29 For an application for endorsement on a charge under section 187 (3) $7 for the first charge plus $3 for each additional charge referred to in the application
  Amendments  
30 For each application to amend a folio of the register, an instrument or a plan under section 110 including filing and examination of evidence $5

Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 219

24 The Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 219, is amended by adding the following section:

Fees

315.1 (1) There shall be paid to the registrar in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Fee Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule.

(2) Subsection (1) does not limit the ability of the Lieutenant Governor in Council to prescribe or establish fees under sections 314 and 315 for matters other than the matters mentioned in the Fee Schedule.

(3) Sections 315, other than section 315 (1), and 316 apply to the fees specified in the Fee Schedule.

25 The following Fee Schedule is added:

Fee Schedule

Item

Column 1
Matter

Column 2
Fee

  Fee simple  
1 For registration of a fee-simple and application for issuance of a certificate of title including a duplicate if any, except as provided for in items 2 to 11 The sum of
(a) $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title issuing from a single instrument, and
(b) $1 for each $1 000 or part thereof of the declared value determined under section 316
2 For registration of a transfer of title from two or more registered owners of adjacent parcels of land to a trustee for the purpose of facilitating a scheme of subdivision of the parcels $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
3 For registration of a transfer of title from the trustee referred to in item 2 to the former registered owners of the lots to which they are entitled under the scheme of subdivision $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
4 For registration of a transfer from the personal representative to a beneficiary including a transfer by appropriation where consent of a beneficiary or other person is not required or where the giving of such consent is expressly contemplated in the will $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
5 For registration of a transmission to a surviving joint tenant $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
6 For registration of a transmission of land sold under an agreement for sale to a personal representative on the vendor's death The amount determined under item 1, except that the declared value shall be the amount of the unpaid purchase money owing under the agreement
7 For registration of assignment of the vendor's interest in an agreement for sale, except where the assignment is to the purchaser under that agreement The amount determined under item 1, except that the declared value shall be the amount of the unpaid purchase money owing under the agreement
8 For registration of a transfer to a new trustee appointed under the Trustee Act or Trustee (Church Property) Act $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
9 For registration of a transfer to an executor of an executor under section 70 of the Estate Administration Act, where the beneficial interests are not changed $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
10 For registration of a transmission or transfer to a trustee in bankruptcy $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
11 For an application under section 171 for conversion from absolute fee into indefeasible title $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title applied for at the same time
  Charges  
12 For registration of a charge except as provided in items 13 to 18 $10 plus $1 for each $1 000 or part thereof of the declared value determined under section 316
13 For registration of a transfer of a charge from the personal representative to a beneficiary including a transfer by appropriation where consent of a beneficiary or other person is not required or where the giving of such consent is expressly contemplated in the will $10
14 For registration of a transmission of an interest in a charge to a surviving joint tenant $10
15 For registration of a residential lease by the Crown under the Land Act $20
16 For registration of a transfer to a new trustee appointed under the Trustee Act or Trustee (Church Property) Act $10
17 For registration of a transfer to an executor of an executor under section 70 of the Estate Administration Act, where the beneficial interests are not changed $10
18 For registration of a transmission or transfer to a trustee in bankruptcy $10
  Judgments  
19 For registration, renewal or re-registration of a judgment under section 206 or an assignment of judgment under sections 207 and 208, except that no fee is payable in the case of an application under
(a) the Child Paternity and Support Act,
(b) the Family Relations Act, or
(c) section 44 of the Supreme Court Act
$5
  Lis Pendens  
20 For registration of a lis pendens under section 213, except where payment of a fee is expressly excluded in an enactment $10
  Caveat  
21 In connection with lodging a caveat including all items referred to in section 266 $10
  Discharge, Cancellation, or Merger  
22 For discharge, cancellation or merger of anything referred to in items 12 to 21 nil
  Filing, General  
23 Except as provided in this or another enactment nil
  Power of Attorney  
24 For filing of a power of attorney $10
  Tax Sales  
25 For filing a notice of a tax sale under section 251 $1
26 For registration of a tax sale deed under section 254 $8
  Plans  
27 For issuance of each certificate of title under section 98 after deposit of a subdivision plan $20 for the first certificate of title plus $10 for each additional certificate of title
  Change of name  
28 For an application under section 187 (1) or (2) including issuing of new certificate of title $7 for the first certificate of title plus $3 for each additional certificate of title referred to in the application
29 For an application for endorsement on a charge under section 187 (3) $7 for the first charge plus $3 for each additional charge referred to in the application
  Amendments  
30 For each application to amend a folio of the register, an instrument or a plan under section 110 including filing and examination of evidence $5

26 The Fee Schedule is amended

(a) by repealing Column 1 of item 1 and substituting the following:

For registration of an indefeasible title, including the issuance of a duplicate indefeasible title, if any, except as provided in items 2 to 11 ,

(b) by repealing Column 2 of item 1 and substituting the following:

(a) $35 for registration of the first indefeasible title plus $5 for registration of each additional indefeasible title issuing from a single instrument, and

(b) $1 for each $1 000 or part thereof of the declared value determined under section 316 ,

(c) by repealing Column 2 of items 2, 3, 8, 9 and 27 and substituting the following in each case:

$35 for registration of the first indefeasible title plus $5 for registration of each additional indefeasible title ,

(d) by repealing Column 2 of items 4 and 5 and substituting the following in each case:

$35 for registration of the first indefeasible title plus $5 for registration of each additional indefeasible title applied for at the same time ,

(e) by repealing Column 2 of items 10 and 11 and substituting the following in each case:

$35 for registration of the first indefeasible title plus $5 for registration of each additional indefeasible title applied for at the same time ,

(f) in Column 1 of item 27 by striking out "issuance of each certificate of title" and substituting "registration of each indefeasible title",

(g) in Column 1 of item 28 by striking out "issuing of new certificate of title" and substituting "registration of new indefeasible title", and

(h) by repealing Column 2 of item 28 and substituting the following:

$7 for registration of the first indefeasible title plus $3 for registration of each additional indefeasible title referred to in the application .

27 The Fee Schedule is amended by repealing Column 1 of item 27 and substituting the following:

For registration of each indefeasible title under section 98 or under section 3 (2) of the Condominium Act after deposit of a subdivision or strata plan .

28 Section 315.1 (3) is repealed and the following substituted:

(3) Section 315, other than section 315 (1), applies to the fees specified in the Fee Schedule.

29 The Fee Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

Fee Schedule

Item

Column 1
Matter

Column 2
Fee

  Fee Simple  
1 For registration of an indefeasible title, however that occurs except under item 7 or 8 $25 for each indefeasible title registered of which $5 is an assurance fund fee
  Charges  
2 For registration of
(a) a charge, other than a caveat, certificate
of is pendens, certificate of judgment or
claim of builders lien
(b) a caveat (other than a registrar's caveat) or certificate of lis pendens
(c) a certificate of judgment
(d) a claim of builders lien
(e) any other instrument required to be registered in the same manner as a charge
and for the purpose of this item, the registration of a transfer, transmission, modification, extension and postponement of a charge shall be treated as if it were a registration of a charge
 
$25 for each charge registered
of which $5 is an assurance
fund fee
$10
 
$10
nil
$10
 
  General Filing  
3 For filing any instrument, document or plan not otherwise provided for in this Fee Schedule or another enactment except for a notice of change of address $10
  Power of Attorney  
4 For filing a power of attorney $10
  Tax Sales  
5 For filing a notice of a tax sale under section 251 $10
6 For filing a notice of redemption from a tax sale under section 252 $10
  Plans  
7 For registration of each indefeasible title under section 98 of this Act or under section 3 (2) of the Condominium Act after deposit of a subdivision or strata plan $25 for registration of the first indefeasible title of which $5 is an assurance fund fee,

and

$10 for registration of each additional indefeasible title of which $5 is an assurance fund fee

  Change of name  
8
For an application
(a) under section 187 (1) or (2), including registration of new indefeasible title
 
(b) for an endorsement of a change under
section 187 (3)

 
 
$10 for registration of each
indefeasible title referred to
in the application
$10 for each endorsement of
the change on the register in
respect of a charge referred
to in the application
  Amendments  
9 For each application to amend a folio
of the register, an instrument or plan under
section 110
$10

30 Item 3 in Column 1 of the Fee Schedule is amended by adding "or a discharge, cancellation or merger of a charge" after "notice of change of address".

31 Item 3 in Column 1 of the Fee Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

General Filing

For filing any instrument, document or plan not otherwise provided for in this Fee Schedule or another enactment, except for

(a) a notice of change of address,

(b) a discharge, cancellation or merger of a charge, and

(c) the filing of a posting plan under section 68 of this Act .

32 Item 3 in Column 1 of the Fee Schedule is amended by adding ", notice" after "document".

33 Items 1 and 2 of the Fee Schedule are amended by striking out "$25" in Column 2 and substituting "$35" in each case.

34 The Fee Schedule is amended

(a) in Column 1 of item 3 by adding "and" at the end of paragraph (a) and by repealing paragraph (b), and

(b) by adding the following item:

Item

Column 1
Matter

Column 2
Fee

  Release  
3.1 For registration of a discharge, cancellation or merger of a charge $15

35 The Fee Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

Fee Schedule

Item

Column 1
Matter

Column 2
Fee

  Indefeasible Title  
1 For registration of an indefeasible title, however that occurs, except for an indefeasible title registered under section 187 (1) or (2) $50 for each indefeasible title registered of which $5 is an assurance fund fee
  Charges  
2 Subject to item 3, for registration of any right, notice, claim, estate or interest as a charge or in the same manner as a charge, and for the purpose of this item, the registration of a transfer, transmission, modification, extension, renewal or postponement of a charge shall be treated as if it were a registration of a charge $50 for each charge registered regardless of the number of indefeasible titles affected, of which $5 is an assurance fund fee
3 Notwithstanding item 2, for registration of
(a) a caveat, certificate of judgment or
certificate of lis pendens
(b) a claim of builders lien
 
 
(c) a maintenance order within the meaning of the Family Relations Act or the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act
 
$25
 
$5 for each indefeasible
title affected by the claim
or endorsed by it
nil

 
  Cancellation of a Charge  
4 For registration of a discharge or cancellation of a registered charge or any right, claim, notice or interest that was registered in the same manner as a charge is registered, and for the purpose of this item a merger of a right to purchase shall be treated as if it were a cancellation of a charge
[Note: Item 4 does not apply to
(a) the registration of a discharge or cancellation of a claim of builders lien, or a maintenance order within the meaning of the Family Relations Act or Family Maintenance Enforcement Act,
(b) the registration of a discharge or cancellation of a charge (other than a subcharge) that is derived from or dependent upon another charge which has been cancelled or discharged, or
(c) a merger of a charge (other than a right to purchase).]
$15 for each charge discharged or cancelled, regardless of the number of indefeasible titles affected by the charge
  General Filing  
5 For filing any instrument, document, notice or plan not otherwise provided for in this Fee Schedule or another enactment, except for a notice of change of address $20
  Power of Attorney  
6 For filing a power of attorney $20
  Tax Sales  
7 For filing a notice of a tax sale under section 251 or a notice of redemption under section 252 $10
  Change of Name  
8 For an application
(a) under section 187 (1) or (2), including registration of a new indefeasible title
 
 
(b) for an endorsement of a change under section 187 (3)
 
 
 
 
 
$15 for registration of
each indefeasible title
referred to in the
application
$15 for each charge
referred to in the
application regardless of
the number of indefeasible
titles affected

 

 

  Amendments  
9 For each application to amend the register, an instrument or plan, except for a change of address $20

36 The Fee Schedule is amended in Column 2 of item 4 by striking out "$15" and substituting "$20".


Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 250

37 The Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 250, is amended by adding the following section:

Fees specified in Schedule

386.1 (1) There shall be paid to the registrar in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule.

(2) Subsection (1) does not limit the ability of the Lieutenant Governor in Council to prescribe or establish fees under sections 385 and 386 for matters other than the matters mentioned in the Schedule.

(3) Section 386 (2), (3) and (5) to (10) applies to the fees specified in the Schedule.

38 The following Schedule is added:

Schedule

Item Column 1
Matter
Column 2
Fee
  Indefeasible Title  
1 For registration of an indefeasible title, however that occurs, except for an indefeasible title registered under section 191 (1) or (2) $50 for each indefeasible title registered of which $5 is an assurance fund fee
  Charges  
2 Subject to item 3, for registration of any right, notice, claim, estate or interest as a charge or in the same manner as a charge, and for the purpose of this item, the registration of a transfer, transmission, modification, extension, renewal or postponement of a charge must be treated as if it were a registration of a charge $50 for each charge registered regardless of the number of indefeasible titles affected, of which $5 is an assurance fund fee
3 Despite item 2, for registration of
(a) a caveat, certificate of judgment or certificate of pending litigation
(b) a claim of builders lien
 
 
(c) a maintenance order within the meaning of the Family Relations Act or the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act
 
$25
 
$5 for each indefeasible
title affected by the claim
or endorsed by it
nil

 
  Cancellation of a Charge  
4 For registration of a discharge or cancellation of a registered charge or any right, claim, notice or interest that was registered in the same manner as a charge is registered, and for the purpose of this item a merger of a right to purchase must be treated as if it were a cancellation of a charge
[Note: Item 4 does not apply to
(a) the registration of a discharge or cancellation of a claim of builders lien, or a maintenance order within the meaning of the Family Relations Act or Family Maintenance Enforcement Act,
(b) the registration of a discharge or cancellation of a charge (other than a subcharge) that is derived from or dependent upon another charge which has been cancelled or discharged, or
(c) a merger of a charge (other than a right to purchase).]
$20 for each charge discharged or cancelled, regardless of the number of indefeasible titles affected by the charge
  General Filing  
5 For filing any instrument, document, notice or plan not otherwise provided for in this Schedule or another enactment, except for a notice of change of address $20
  Power of Attorney  
6 For filing a power of attorney $20
  Tax Sales  
7 For filing a notice of a tax sale under section 272 or a notice of redemption under section 273 $10
  Change of Name  
8 For an application
(a) under section 191 (1) or (2), including registration of a new indefeasible title
 
 
(b) for an endorsement of a change under section 191 (3)
 
 
 
 
 
$15 for registration of
each indefeasible title
referred to in the
application
$15 for each charge
referred to in the
application regardless of
the number of indefeasible
titles affected
  Amendments  
9 For each application to amend the register, an instrument or plan, except for a change of address $20

39 The Schedule is repealed and the following substituted:

Schedule

Item Column 1
Matter
Column 2
Fee
1 Indefeasible Title
To register an indefeasible title, however that occurs, except for item 4 (b)

$55, of which $5 is an assurance fund fee, for each indefeasible title registered
2 Charges
Subject to item 3, to register any right, notice, claim, estate or interest as a charge or in the same manner as a charge, and to register a transfer, transmission, modification, extension, renewal or postponement of a charge as if it were a charge

$55, of which $5 is an assurance fund fee, for each charge registered regardless of the number of indefeasible titles affected
3 Despite item 2, to register
(a) a caveat, certificate of judgment or certificate of pending litigation
(b) a claim of builders lien
 
 
(c) a maintenance order within the meaning of
the Family Relations Act or the Family
Maintenance Enforcement Act
, or
certificate of pending litigation under the
Builders Lien Act
 
 $25
 
$5 for each indefeasible parcel
affected by the claim or
endorsed by it
nil



 
4 General Filing, Amendment or Change
To file
(a) any instrument, document, notice or plan
required not otherwise provided for in this
Schedule or another enactment, including
an amendment to the register, an
instrument or a plan
(b) a change of name under section 191 (1) or
(2) for an indefeasible title, or section
191 (3) for a charge

 
(c) a notice of tax sale under section 272 or a
notice of redemption under section 273

(d)

a change of address
 
 
$20



 
$20 for each indefeasible title
registered, or each charge
regardless of the number
of indefeasible titles
affected by the charge
$10
 
nil
5 Cancellation of a Charge
To register a cancellation or discharge of
(a) a registered charge, or any right, claim,
notice or interest that was registered in the
same manner as a charge, including a
merger of a right to purchase which must
be treated as if it were a cancellation
of a charge
(b) a certificate of pending litigation under the
Builders Lien Act
(c) a claim of builders lien, a maintenance
order under item 3 (c), a merger of a
charge other than a right to purchase, or a
charge derived from or dependent on
another charge which has been cancelled
 
 
$20 for each charge
cancelled or discharged,
regardless of the number
of indefeasible titles
affected by the charge
 
$20
 
nil



 


Lottery Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 249

40 The Lottery Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 249, is amended by adding the following section:

Fees

8.1 (1) In this section and in the Schedule:

"bingo event" means a lottery scheme involving bingo games only;

"commission" means the Provincial Secretary and Minister of Government Services, the Attorney General, the Public Gaming Control Branch or the British Columbia Gaming Commission;

"end licence date" means the date specified in a licence under this Act as the last day on which the licensee is authorized to conduct and manage a lottery scheme;

"gross revenue" means,

(a) in the case of a casino event, the revenue produced as a result of the gaming activity,

(b) in the case of a bingo event, the revenue derived from the sale of cards before the deduction of prizes and expenses and calculated on the basis of the retail sales value of bingo paper used less voided paper, and

(c) in the case of a ticket raffle, the revenue derived from the sale of tickets before the deduction of prizes and expenses;

"wheel of fortune" means a gambling device resembling a revolving wheel with sections indicating chances taken or bets placed.

(2) There shall be paid to the commission in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule.

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit the ability of the Lieutenant Governor in Council to prescribe fees under section 9.

(4) The fee set out in Column 2 of each of items 1 to 4 of the Schedule is due and payable 60 days after the end licence date for the licence described in Column 1 of that item.

(5) The fee set out in Column 2 of each of items 5 to 7 of the Schedule is due and payable at the time of application for the licence described in Column 1 of that item.

(6) The fee set out in Column 2 of item 8 of the Schedule is due and payable at the time of filing the notice of appeal from the decision of the commission.

41 The following Schedule is added:

Schedule

Item

Column 1
Matter

Column 2
Fee

1 For a bingo event or ticket raffle licence issued to a charitable or religious organization, to the board of a fair or exhibition, or to an operator of a concession leased by that board, for the conduct and management of a bingo event or ticket raffle, where
(a) the application specifies the value of all prizes will exceed $500, or
(b) in each calendar year, the prizes specified in the application cause the total value of all prizes awarded at all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $2 500
$25 or 1% of gross revenue from the bingo event or the ticket raffle, whichever is greater
2 For a casino licence issued to a charitable or
religious organization for the conduct and
management of a lottery scheme involving casino
games that are approved by the commission at the
time of issuance of the licence, where
(a) gross revenue is not more than $500
(b) gross revenue is between $500 and $1 000,
and
(c) gross revenue is more than $1 000
 




 
$25
$50
 
5% of gross revenue from the
lottery scheme
3 For a wheel of fortune licence issued to a charitable or religious organization, to the board of a fair or exhibition, or to an operator of a concession leased by that board, for the conduct and management during a period specified in the licence of a lottery scheme
(a) involving one or more wheels of fortune only, and
(b) for which projected gross revenue from the lottery scheme, specified in the application for the licence, is more than $2 500
10% of gross revenue from the lottery scheme
4 For a casino licence issued to the board of a fair or exhibition, or to an operator of a concession leased by that board, for the conduct and management of a lottery scheme involving casino games that are approved by the commission at the time of issuance of the licence 10% of gross revenue from the lottery scheme
5 For an application for any of the following licences:

(a)

a licence that is as described in item 1, except that

(i)

the application specifies the value of all prizes will not exceed $500, and

(ii)

in each calendar year, the prizes specified in the application do not cause the total value of all prizes awarded at all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $2 500;

(b)

a licence that is as described in item 3, except that the projected gross revenue, specified in the application, from the lottery scheme is $2 500 or less;

(c)

a licence authorizing any other person to conduct and manage a lottery scheme described in section 207 (1) (d) of the Criminal Code
$10
6 For an application for a licence issued to an
operator of a concession leased by a board of a
fair or exhibition as described in section
207 (1) (c) of the Criminal Code
(a) for the first or only game authorized under the
licence,
(b) for each additional game authorized under the
licence, and
(c) for each operator listed in the licence



 
$150
 
$50
 
$25
7 For an application by a person that is a charitable or religious organization, the board of a fair or exhibition, or an operator of a concession leased by that board, for a licence of the type described in any of items 1 to 4 that, on issuance, will be
(a) the first licence of that type held by that person, or
(b) the first licence after a 6 year period during which that person did not hold any licence of that type
$100
8 For an appeal to a review board established by the commission of a decision of the commission pertaining to a licence or an application for a licence $500

42 The Schedule is amended

(a) in item 1 by striking out "or" at the end of paragraph (a), by adding ", or" at the end of paragraph (b) and by adding the following paragraph:

(c) in the case of a ticket raffle, the application specifies projected gross revenue from the ticket raffle will exceed $2 000 ,

(b) by repealing item 2 and substituting the following:

Item Column 1
Matter
Column 2
Fee
2 For a casino licence issued to a charitable or religious organization for the conduct and management of a lottery scheme involving casino games that are approved by the commission at the time of issuance of the licence 10% of gross revenue from the lottery scheme

(c) in item 5 (a) by striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (i), by adding ", and" at the end of subparagraph (ii) and by adding the following subparagraph:

(iii) in the case of a ticket raffle, the application specifies projected gross revenue from the ticket raffle will not exceed $2 000; .

43 Column 2 of item 1 of the Schedule is repealed and "$50 or 2% of gross revenue from the bingo event or the ticket raffle, whichever is greater" is substituted.

44 The Schedule is amended

(a) in item 1 by striking out "or" at the end of paragraph (b) and by repealing paragraph (c) and substituting the following:

(c) the application specifies projected gross revenue from the bingo event or ticket raffle will exceed $2 500, or

(d) in each calendar year, the gross revenue specified in the application causes the total gross revenue from all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $5 000 , and

(b) in item 5 (a) by striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (ii) and by repealing subparagraph (iii) and substituting the following:

(iii) the application specifies projected gross revenue from the bingo event or ticket raffle will not exceed $2 500, and

(iv) in each calendar year, the gross revenue specified in the application does not cause the total gross revenue from all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $5 000; .


Lottery Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 278

45 The Lottery Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 278, is amended by adding the following section:

Fees

6.1 (1) In this section and in the Schedule:

"bingo event" means a lottery scheme involving bingo games only;

"commission" means the British Columbia Gaming Commission;

"end licence date" means the date specified in a licence under this Act as the last day on which the licensee is authorized to conduct and manage a lottery scheme;

"gross revenue" means,

(a) in the case of a casino event, the revenue produced as a result of the gaming activity,

(b) in the case of a bingo event, the revenue derived from the sale of cards before the deduction of prizes and expenses and calculated on the basis of the retail sales value of bingo paper used less voided paper, and

(c) in the case of a ticket raffle, the revenue derived from the sale of tickets before the deduction of prizes and expenses;

"wheel of fortune" means a gambling device resembling a revolving wheel with sections indicating chances taken or bets placed.

(2) There must be paid to the commission in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule.

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit the ability of the Lieutenant Governor in Council to prescribe fees under section 7.

(4) The fee set out in Column 2 of each of items 1 to 4 of the Schedule is due and payable 60 days after the end licence date for the licence described in Column 1 of that item.

(5) The fee set out in Column 2 of each of items 5 to 7 of the Schedule is due and payable at the time of application for the licence described in Column 1 of that item.

(6) The fee set out in Column 2 of item 8 of the Schedule is due and payable at the time of filing the notice of appeal from the decision of the commission.

46 The following Schedule is added:

Schedule

Item Column 1
Matter
Column 2
Fee
1 For a bingo event or ticket raffle licence issued to a charitable or religious organization, to the board of a fair or exhibition, or to an operator of a concession leased by that board, for the conduct and management of a bingo event or ticket raffle, where
(a) the application specifies the value of all prizes will exceed $1 000,
(b) in each calendar year, the prizes specified in the application cause the total value of all prizes awarded at all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $5 000,
(c) the application specifies projected gross revenue from the bingo event or ticket raffle will exceed $5 000, or
(d) in each calendar year, the gross revenue specified in the application causes the total gross revenue from all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $10 000
$50 or 2% of gross revenue from the bingo event or the ticket raffle, whichever is greater
2 For a casino licence issued to a charitable or religious organization for the conduct and management of a lottery scheme involving casino games that are approved by the commission at the time of issue of the licence 10% of gross revenue from the lottery scheme
3 For a wheel of fortune licence issued to a charitable or religious organization, to the board of a fair or exhibition, or to an operator of a concession leased by that board, for the conduct and management during a period specified in the licence of a lottery scheme
(a) involving one or more wheels of fortune only, and
(b) for which projected gross revenue from the lottery scheme, specified in the application for the licence, is more than $5 000
10% of gross revenue from the lottery scheme
4 For a casino licence issued to the board of a fair or exhibition, or to an operator of a concession leased by that board, for the conduct and management of a lottery scheme involving casino games that are approved by the commission at the time of issue of the licence 10% of gross revenue from the lottery scheme
5 For an application for any of the following licences:

(a)

a licence that is as described in item 1, except that

(i)

the application specifies the value of all prizes will not exceed $1 000,

(ii)

in each calendar year, the prizes specified in the application do not cause the total value of all prizes awarded at all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $5 000,
(iii) the application specifies projected gross revenue from the bingo event or ticket raffle will not exceed $5 000, and
(iv) in each calendar year, the gross revenue specified in the application does not cause the total gross revenue from all bingo events and ticket raffles held by the charitable or religious organization, or the board of a fair or exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by that board, to exceed $10 000;
(b) a licence that is as described in item 3, except that the projected gross revenue, specified in the application, from the lottery scheme is $5 000 or less;
(c) a licence authorizing any other person to conduct and manage a lottery scheme described in section 207 (1) (d) of the Criminal Code
$25
6 For an application for a licence issued to an
operator of a concession leased by a board of a
fair or exhibition as described in section
207 (1) (c) of the Criminal Code
(a) for the first or only game authorized under the
licence,
(b) for each additional game authorized under the
licence, and
(c) for each operator listed in the licence



 
$150
 
$50
 
$25
7 For an application by a person that is a charitable or religious organization, the board of a fair or exhibition, or an operator of a concession leased by that board, for a licence of the type described in any of items 1 to 4 that, on issue, will be
(a) the first licence of that type held by that person, or
(b) the first licence after a 6 year period during which that person did not hold any licence of that type
$100
8 For an appeal to a review board established by the commission of a decision of the commission pertaining to a licence or an application for a licence $500

47 Section 6.1 and the Schedule are repealed.


Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1960, c. 277

48 Section 92 (2) of the Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1960, c. 277, is repealed.

49 The following section is added:

Fees

93 There must be paid to the registrar the following fees:

(a) for registration of a business name of a sole proprietor or of a general partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $15
(b) for registration of a certificate of limited partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $100
(c) for a search (inspection) $1
(d) for a copy of or extract from a document, for every page or part of a page 15
(e) for certifying a true copy or extract $5


Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 312

50 Section 92 (2) of the Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 312, is repealed.

51 The following section is added:

Fees

93 There must be paid to the registrar the following fees:

(a) for registration of a business name of a sole proprietor or of a general partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $15
(b) for registration of a certificate of limited partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $100
(c) for a search (inspection) $1
(d) for a copy of or extract from a document, for every page or part of a page 15
(e) for certifying a true copy or extract $5

52 Section 93 is amended

(a) in paragraph (a) by striking out "$15" and substituting "$25",

(b) in paragraph (c) by striking out "$1" and substituting "$6",

(c) in paragraph (d) by striking out "15" and substituting "50", and

(d) in paragraph (e) by striking out "$5" and substituting "$10".

53 Section 93 is amended

(a) in paragraph (b) by striking out "$100" and substituting "$150", and

(b) by adding the following paragraphs:

(e.1) for a priority service when offered $50
(e.2) for a re-examination of documents resubmitted due to an error or omission in the original documentation $5

54 Section 93 is amended

(a) in paragraph (e) by striking out "$10" and substituting "$20", and

(b) by adding the following paragraph:

(f) for pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100

55 Section 93 is amended by repealing paragraphs (c) to (e) and (f) and substituting the following:

(c) for each search conducted through the B.C. OnLine information service using a person's own computer terminal $5
(d) for each search conducted by a person using a computer terminal provided by the Province $6
(e) for each search conducted by government personnel $8
(f) for a copy of or extract from a document, for every page or part of a page 50
for certifying a true copy or extract $20
(h) for pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100

56 Section 93 is amended by adding the following paragraph:

(e.3) for the search of a maximum of 3 names on application for approval or reservation of a name. The fee will not be refunded if a name is not approved $30

57 Section 93 is amended

(a) in paragraph (a) by striking out "$25" and substituting "$30",

(b) in paragraph (e) by striking out "$8" and substituting "$10",

(c) in paragraph (e.1) by striking out "$50" and substituting "$100",

(d) by repealing paragraph (e.2), and

(e) by repealing paragraph (g) and substituting the following:

(g) for a certificate of true copy or extract $25

58 Section 93 is amended

(a) in paragraph (b) by striking out "$150" and substituting "$165",

(b) in paragraph (c) by striking out "$5" and substituting "$7", and

(c) in paragraph (d) by striking out "$6" and substituting "$8".


Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 348

59 Section 92 (2) of the Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 348, is repealed.

60 The following section is added:

Fees

93 There must be paid to the registrar the following fees:

(a) for registration of a business name of a sole proprietor or of a general partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $30
(b) for registration of a certificate of limited partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $165
(c) for each search conducted through the B.C. OnLine information service using a person's own computer terminal $7
(d) for each search conducted by a person using a computer terminal provided by the government $8
(e) for each search conducted by government personnel $10
(f) for a copy of or extract from a document, for every page or part of a page 50
(g) for a certificate of true copy or extract $25
(h) for pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100
(i) for a priority service when offered $100
(j) for the search of a maximum of 3 names on application for approval or reservation of a name. The fee will not be refunded if a name is not approved $30

61 Section 93 is repealed and the following substituted:

Fees

93 There must be paid to the registrar the following fees:

(a) for registration of a business name of a sole proprietor or of a general partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $30
(b) for registration of a certificate of limited partnership and certification of a true copy of the registration $165
(c) for each search conducted through the B.C. OnLine information service using a person's own computer terminal $7*
(d) for each search conducted by a person using a computer terminal provided by the government $8*
(e) for each search conducted by government personnel $10
(f) for a copy of or extract from a document, for every page or part of a page 50
(g) for a certificate of true copy or extract $25
(h) for pre-vetting of documents to be filed with the registrar $100
(i) for a priority service when offered $100
(j) for the search of a maximum of 3 names on application for approval or reservation of a name. The fee will not be refunded if a name is not approved $30*

* In addition to a fee marked by an asterisk, a further operator fee of $1.50, plus any G.S.T. applicable to the operator fee, may be charged for any transaction done by electronic means from a location outside a government office or at a government office by a person who is not a government employee.


Pension Benefits Standards Act, S.B.C. 1991, c. 15

62 Section 66 (1) (c) of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, S.B.C. 1991, c. 15, is repealed.

63 The following section is added:

Fees

66.1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the following fees are payable for the filing of a return or an application for registration of a pension plan:

(a) for the filing of a return under section 9 (3) (a), $7 for each person who was a member of the plan at the end of the fiscal year of the plan;

(b) for an application for registration of a pension plan under section 14 or 76, $7 for each person who was a member of the plan at the date of application for registration.

(2) Despite the number of members of a plan, the fee payable under subsection (1) (a) or (b) must be at least $200 and not more than $20 000.


Pension Benefits Standards Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 352

64 Section 74 (2) (c) of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 352, is repealed.

65 The following section is added:

Fees

75 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the following fees are payable for the filing of a return or an application for registration of a pension plan:

(a) for the filing of a return under section 9 (3) (a), $7 for each person who was a member of the plan at the end of the fiscal year of the plan;

(b) for an application for registration of a pension plan under section 14, $7 for each person who was a member of the plan at the date of application for registration.

(2) Despite the number of members of a plan, the fee payable under subsection (1) (a) or (b) must be at least $200 and not more than $20 000.


Personal Property Security Act, S.B.C. 1989, c. 36

66 Section 76 (1) (d) of the Personal Property Security Act, S.B.C. 1989, c. 36, is repealed.

67 The following section is added:

Fees

76.1 There must be paid to the registrar in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule, and payment of the specified fee is a condition precedent to the registrar accepting any filing and taking any other action under this Act.

68 The following Schedule is added:

Schedule

Item Column 1
Matter
Column 2
Fee
    The processing fee referred to in this column does not apply where the matter in Column 1 is submitted by electronic means
  Financing Statement  
1 For the registration of a financing statement where
the registration is authorized under this Act or the
Sale of Goods Act
(a) where the life of the registration is 1 to 25
years, or
(b) where the life of the registration is infinity


 
$5* per year plus a $10
processing fee
$500* plus a $10
processing fee
2 For the registration of a financing statement registering a tax lien under section 52 or 53 of the Manufactured Home Act or section 7 of the Land Tax Deferment Act no charge
3 For the registration of a financing statement registering a notice of a marriage agreement under section 49 of the Family Relations Act $10* plus a $10
processing fee
  Repairers Lien Financing Statement  
4 For the registration of a lien, by means of a repairers lien financing statement, under the Repairers Lien Act $5 plus a $10
processing fee
  Financing Statement (Transition)  
5 For the registration of a financing statement
(transition) re-registering a "prior registration" as
defined in section 64 of the Personal Property
Security Regulation
(a) subject to paragraph (c), where the prior
registration was not an infinity registration and
(i) the life of the registration in the personal
property registry is 1 to 25 years, or
(ii) the life of the registration in the personal
property registry is infinity,
(b) subject to paragraph (c) of this item, where
the prior registration was an infinity
registration, or
(c) where the prior registration was the
registration of a tax lien under section
52 or 53 of the Manufactured Home Act



 

 
$5* per year plus a $5
processing fee
$500* plus a $5
processing fee
$3* plus a $5
processing fee
 
no charge

 
  Financing Change Statement and Verification Financing Change Statement  
6 For the renewal, by means of a financing change
statement or a verification financing change
statement, of the registration of an agreement
where the registration is authorized under this Act
or the Sale of Goods Act
(a) where the life of the registration is 1 to 25
years, or
(b) where the life of the registration is infinity




 
$5 per year plus a $5
processing fee
$500 plus a $5
processing fee
7 For the correction, by means of a financing change statement, of an error made by the registrar no charge
8 For a total discharge by means of a financing change statement or a verification financing change statement no charge
9 For
— a secured party transfer
— a debtor transfer
— a debtor release
— a partial discharge
— an addition of collateral
— a substitution of collateral
— a court order
— an amendment/other change by means of a financing change statement
 
$10 plus a $5
processing fee
  Form 13  
10 For a change to multiple registrations, by means of Form 13 as prescribed by the Personal Property Security Regulation, to a secured party code or to the name or address of a code holder $100
  Search  
11 For a search of the registry
(a) using the BC OnLine information service
and a person's own computer
(i) if combined with a search of the
manufactured home registry and no fee is
charged under the regulations to the
Manufactured Home Act
(ii) in any other case
(b) using a computer terminal provided by the
government
(i) if combined with a search of the
manufactured home registry and no fee is
charged under the regulations to the
Manufactured Home Act
(ii) in any other case
(c) conducted by government personnel
(i) if combined with a search of the
manufactured home registry and no fee is
charged under the regulations to the
Manufactured Home Act
(ii) in any other case
 

 
$12*


 
$7*

 
$13*


 
$8*
 
$15


 
$10
  Copies  
12 For photocopying 50 per page
  Certification  
13 For certification of any document $25
  Verification Reprint  
14 For a reprint of a verification statement $10

* In addition to a fee marked by an asterisk, a further operator fee of $1.50, plus any G.S.T. applicable to the operator fee, may be charged for any transaction done by electronic means from a location outside a government office or at a government office by a person who is not a government employee.


Personal Property Security Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 359

69 Section 76 (1) (d) of the Personal Property Security Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 359, is repealed.

70 The following section is added:

Fees

76.1 There must be paid to the registrar in respect of a matter mentioned in Column 1 of the Schedule the fee set out opposite that matter in Column 2 of that Schedule, and payment of the specified fee is a condition precedent to the registrar accepting any filing and taking any other action under this Act.

71 The following Schedule is added:

Schedule

Item Column 1
Matter
Column 2
Fee
    The processing fee referred to in this column does not apply where the matter in Column 1 is submitted by electronic means
  Financing Statement  
1 For the registration of a financing statement where the registration is authorized under this Act or the Sale of Goods Act
(a) where the life of the registration is 1 to 25 years, or
(b) where the life of the registration is infinity


 
$5* per year plus a $10
processing fee
$500* plus a $10
processing fee
2 For the registration of a financing statement registering a tax lien under section 35 or 36 of the Manufactured Home Act or section 7 of the Land Tax Deferment Act no charge
3 For the registration of a financing statement registering a notice of a marriage agreement under section 63 of the Family Relations Act $10* plus a $10
processing fee
  Repairers Lien Financing Statement  
4 For the registration of a lien, by means of a repairers lien financing statement, under the Repairers Lien Act $5 plus a $10
processing fee
  Financing Statement (Transition)  
5 For the registration of a financing statement
(transition) re-registering a "prior registration" as
defined in section 64 of the Personal Property
Security Regulation
(a) subject to paragraph (c), where the prior registration was not an infinity registration and
(i) the life of the registration in the personal property registry is 1 to 25 years, or
(ii) the life of the registration in the personal property registry is infinity,
(b) subject to paragraph (c) of this item, where
the prior registration was an infinity
registration, or
(c) where the prior registration was the
registration of a tax lien under section
35 or 36 of the Manufactured Home Act



 

 
$5* per year plus a $5
processing fee
$500* plus a $5
processing fee
$3* plus a $5
processing fee
 
no charge

 
  Financing Change Statement and Verification Financing Change Statement  
6 For the renewal, by means of a financing change
statement or a verification financing change
statement, of the registration of an agreement
where the registration is authorized under this Act
or the Sale of Goods Act
(a) where the life of the registration is 1 to 25
years, or
(b) where the life of the registration is infinity




 
$5 per year plus a $5
processing fee
$500 plus a $5
processing fee
7 For the correction, by means of a financing change statement, of an error made by the registrar no charge
8 For a total discharge by means of a financing change statement or a verification financing change statement no charge
9 For
— a secured party transfer
— a debtor transfer
— a debtor release
— a partial discharge
— an addition of collateral
— a substitution of collateral
— a court order
— an amendment/other change by means of a financing change statement
 
$10 plus a $5
processing fee
  Form 13  
10 For a change to multiple registrations, by means of Form 13 as prescribed by the Personal Property Security Regulation, to a secured party code or to the name or address of a code holder $100
  Search  
11 For a search of the registry
(a) using the BC OnLine information service
and a person's own computer
(i) if combined with a search of the
manufactured home registry and no fee is
charged under the regulations to the
Manufactured Home Act
(ii) in any other case
(b) using a computer terminal provided by the government
(i) if combined with a search of the
manufactured home registry and no fee is
charged under the regulations to the
Manufactured Home Act
(ii) in any other case
(c) conducted by government personnel
(i) if combined with a search of the
manufactured home registry and no fee is
charged under the regulations to the
Manufactured Home Act
(ii) in any other case
 

 
$12*


 
$7*

 
$13*


 
$8*
 
$15


 
$10
  Copies  
12 For photocopying 50 per page
  Certification  
13 For certification of any document $25
  Verification Reprint  
14 For a reprint of a verification statement $10

* In addition to a fee marked by an asterisk, a further operator fee of $1.50, plus any G.S.T. applicable to the operator fee, may be charged for any transaction done by electronic means from a location outside a government office or at a government office by a person who is not a government employee.


Probate Fee Act, S.B.C. 1999, c. 4

72 Section 5 of the Probate Fee Act, S.B.C. 1999, c. 4, is repealed and the following substituted:

Transition

5 (1) Whether or not the court has, before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent, made an order to the contrary, any money paid to and accepted by the government after March 31, 1988 and before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent for or in respect of a grant or a resealing, whether or not that money was voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable under this Act in relation to the estate, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing under this Act to, and validly collected by, the government in relation to the assets of the estate disclosed, and as valued, in the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Distribution exhibited to the affidavit leading to the grant or to the resealing, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable under this Act in relation to the assets of the estate disclosed in the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Distribution exhibited to the affidavit leading to the grant or to the resealing, but, if the personal representative determines that the value attributed to an asset disclosed in that statement must be revised for a reason other than the definition or redefinition of "gross value" in a regulation made under section 3, the personal representative must comply with section 2 (4) in relation to that asset.

(2) This section and each provision enacted by this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted by this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

(4) If any of the sections of this Act, including this section, or any provision of those sections is held to be invalid, the section or provision must be severed from the remainder of those sections and provisions, and the remainder have the same effect as if they had been originally enacted separately from the section or provision held to be invalid.

Company Act  transition

73 (1) Any money paid to and accepted by the government before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent for or in respect of a matter referred to in the Third Schedule to the Companies Act, S.B.C. 1973, c. 18, as amended by this Act, the Third Schedule to the Company Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 59, as enacted and amended by this Act, or the Third Schedule to the Company Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 62, as enacted and amended by this Act, whether or not that money was voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Third Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing to the government under whichever of those Third Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment and to have been validly collected by the government, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Third Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment.

(2) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 1 to 21 of this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 1 to 21 of this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

Land Title Act  transition

74 (1) Any money paid to and accepted by the government before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent for or in respect of a matter referred to in the Fee Schedule to the Land Titles Act, S.B.C. 1978, c. 25, as enacted by this Act, the Fee Schedule to the Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 219, as enacted and amended by this Act, or the Schedule to the Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 250, as enacted by this Act, whether or not that money was voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing to the government under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment and to have been validly collected by the government, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment.

(2) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 22 to 39 of this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 22 to 39 of this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

Lottery Act transition

75 (1) Any money paid to and accepted by the government before May 12, 1999 for or in respect of a matter referred to in the Schedule to the Lottery Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 249, as enacted and amended by this Act, or the Schedule to the Lottery Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 278, as enacted by this Act, whether or not that money was voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing to the government under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment and to have been validly collected by the government, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment.

(2) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 40 to 47 of this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 40 to 47 of this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

Partnership Act  transition

76 (1) Any money paid to and accepted by the government before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent for or in respect of a matter referred to in section 93 of the Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1960, c. 277, as enacted by this Act, section 93 of the Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 312, as enacted and amended by this Act, or section 93 of the Partnership Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 348, as enacted by this Act, whether or not that money was voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those sections was in effect at the time of the payment, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing to the government under whichever of those sections was in effect at the time of the payment and to have been validly collected by the government, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those sections was in effect at the time of the payment.

(2) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 48 to 61 of this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 48 to 61 of this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

Pension Benefits Standards Act  transition

77 (1) Any money paid to and accepted by the government before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent for the filing of a return, or for an application for registration of a pension plan, referred to in section 66.1 of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, S.B.C. 1991, c. 15, as enacted by this Act, or section 75 of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 352, as enacted by this Act, whether or not voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those sections was in effect at the time of the payment, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing to the government under whichever of those sections was in effect at the time of the payment and to have been validly collected by the government, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those sections was in effect at the time of the payment.

(2) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 62 to 65 of this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 62 to 65 of this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

Personal Property Security Act  transition

78 (1) Any money paid to and accepted by the government before the date that this Act receives Royal Assent for or in respect of a matter referred to in the Schedule to the Personal Property Security Act, S.B.C. 1989, c. 36, as enacted by this Act, or the Schedule to the Personal Property Security Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 359, as enacted by this Act, whether or not that money was voluntarily paid, must be applied against the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment, and, for that purpose,

(a) is conclusively deemed to have been owing to the government under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment and to have been validly collected by the government, and

(b) is conclusively deemed to be payment in full of the fee payable in respect of that matter under whichever of those Schedules was in effect at the time of the payment.

(2) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 66 to 71 of this Act must be applied to and must be given effect in every action or proceeding, whether commenced before, on or after the date this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) This section and each provision enacted or amended by any of sections 66 to 71 of this Act must not be construed as lacking effect, whether retroactive or otherwise, in relation to any matter because of making no specific reference to that matter.

Application

79 (1) This Act is enacted, applies and has effect despite the Tax and Consumer Rate Freeze Act.

(2) If any of the sections of this Act, any provision of those sections or any provision enacted or amended by this Act, whether retroactive or otherwise, is held to be invalid, the section or provision must be severed from the remainder of those sections and provisions, and the remainder have the same effect as if they had been originally enacted separately from the section or provision held to be invalid.

(3) Despite section 32 of the Interpretation Act, each provision of this Act that amends another Act is deemed to amend that other Act as that other Act read on the date that the provision of this Act is, under section 80, deemed to have come into force.

Commencement

80 (1) Section 1 is deemed to have come into force on October 1, 1973 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(2) Section 2 is deemed to have come into force on February 12, 1974 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(3) Section 3 is deemed to have come into force on August 18, 1976 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(4) Sections 4, 24, 25, 50 and 51 are deemed to have come into force on May 17, 1980 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(5) Section 5 is deemed to have come into force on October 15, 1980 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(6) Sections 6 and 52 are deemed to have come into force on August 3, 1987 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(7) Section 7 is deemed to have come into force on November 1, 1987 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(8) Sections 8, 33 and 53 are deemed to have come into force on April 1, 1988 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(9) Sections 9 and 54 are deemed to have come into force on June 1, 1989 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(10) Sections 10 and 55 are deemed to have come into force on September 15, 1989 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(11) Section 11 is deemed to have come into force on September 24, 1990 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(12) Sections 12 and 56 are deemed to have come into force on November 1, 1990 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(13) Sections 13 and 57 are deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1992 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(14) Sections 14 and 58 are deemed to have come into force on September 1, 1993 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(15) Sections 15, 16, 37, 38, 45, 46, 59, 60, 64, 65 and 69 to 71 are deemed to have come into force on April 21, 1997 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(16) Section 17 is deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1998 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(17) Sections 18 and 61 are deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1999 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(18) Sections 19 to 21 come into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

(19) Sections 22 and 23 are deemed to have come into force on October 31, 1979 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(20) Section 26 is deemed to have come into force on August 1, 1983 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(21) Section 27 is deemed to have come into force on June 30, 1985 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(22) Sections 28 and 29 are deemed to have come into force on March 23, 1987 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(23) Section 30 is deemed to have come into force on April 3, 1987 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(24) Section 31 is deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1987 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(25) Section 32 is deemed to have come into force on December 24, 1987 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(26) Section 34 is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 1990 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(27) Section 35 is deemed to have come into force on December 15, 1990 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(28) Section 36 is deemed to have come into force on December 1, 1995 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(29) Section 39 is deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1998 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(30) Sections 40 and 41 are deemed to have come into force on May 27, 1986 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(31) Section 42 is deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1987 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(32) Section 43 is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 1988 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(33) Section 44 is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 1991 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(34) Section 47 is deemed to have come into force on May 11, 1999 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(35) Section 48 is deemed to have come into force on November 24, 1978 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(36) Section 49 is deemed to have come into force on November 28, 1978 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

(37) Sections 62 and 63 are deemed to have come into force on February 1, 1994 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(38) Sections 66 to 68 are deemed to have come into force on October 1, 1990 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(39) Section 72 is deemed to have come into force on May 11, 1999 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date. 


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