2002 Legislative Session: 3rd Session, 37th Parliament
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HONOURABLE GEOFF PLANT
ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER
RESPONSIBLE FOR TREATY NEGOTIATIONS
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 11 (2) (c) of the Lobbyists Registration Act, S.B.C. 2001, c. 42, is repealed and the following substituted:
(c) prescribing any fee required to be paid under paragraph (b) or the manner of determining the fee, and providing for different fees or for the waiver of a fee based on one or more of the following:
(i) the manner in which a return is submitted to the registrar;
(ii) the time at or within which a return is submitted to the registrar;
(iii) the class of lobbyist by or in relation to whom a return is submitted to the registrar; .
2 (1) In this section, "consultant lobbyist" and "registrar" have the same meaning as in the Lobbyists Registration Act.
(2) Despite section 3 (1) (a) of the Lobbyists Registration Act, a person who was a consultant lobbyist on October 28, 2002 must, within 30 days after that date, file with the registrar a return in the form prescribed by that Act and containing the information required by section 4 of that Act.
3 Section 2 is deemed to have come into force on October 28, 2002 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.
SECTION 1: [Lobbyists Registration Act, repeals and replaces section 11 (2) (c)] allows for regulations to be made to provide different fees, or a waiver of fees, based on the time at or within which or the class of lobbyist by or on behalf of whom a return is filed with the registrar.
SECTION 2: [Transitional] requires and provides for registration under the Lobbyists Registration Act by persons who were consultant lobbyists on the date the Lobbyists Registration Act came into force.
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