1995 Legislative Session: 4th Session, 35th Parliament
FIRST READING


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


HONOURABLE COLIN GABELMANN
ATTORNEY GENERAL

BILL 24 -- 1995

MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT
(No. 2), 1995

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

 
Court of Appeal Act

1 Section 9 (7) of the Court of Appeal Act, S.B.C. 1982, c. 7, is repealed and the following substituted:

(7) The court may discharge or vary any order made by a justice other than an order granting leave to appeal under section 6.1.

2 Section 25 is repealed and the following substituted:

Inactive appeals or applications for leave to appeal

25 (1) If a certificate of readiness is not filed in accordance with the rules within one year after the filing of the applicable notice of appeal or notice of application for leave to appeal, the registrar shall

(a) place the appeal or application for leave to appeal on the inactive appeal list maintained in the registry, and

(b) mail notice of the action taken by the registrar under paragraph (a) to the following persons at their respective addresses for delivery:

(i) each counsel of record;

(ii) each unrepresented appellant or respondent who has provided the registry with an address for delivery.

(2) An appeal or application for leave to appeal referred to in subsection (1) shall be removed from the inactive appeal list when a justice grants leave to the appellant or the applicant to proceed with the appeal or application for leave to appeal.

(3) A justice may, in an order under subsection (2), impose terms and conditions and give directions that the justice considers appropriate.

(4) The registrar shall return the appeal or application for leave to appeal to the inactive appeal list and shall mail notice of that action in accordance with subsection (1) (b) if

(a) a justice makes an order under subsection (2) that requires terms, conditions or directions to be complied with by a specified date and the appellant or applicant fails to comply with those terms, conditions or directions by that date, or

(b) in any other case, a certificate of readiness is not filed in accordance with the rules within 180 days after the making of an order under subsection (2) in respect of the appeal or application for leave to appeal.

(5) An appeal or application for leave to appeal that has remained on the inactive appeal list for 180 consecutive days shall, on the 181st day, stand dismissed as abandoned.

(6) An appeal or application for leave to appeal that stands dismissed as abandoned under subsection (5) shall not be reinstated unless a justice orders otherwise.

 
Evidence Act

3 Section 57 of the Evidence Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 116, is amended by adding the following:

(7) Subsections (5) and (6) apply despite any provision of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act other than section 44 (2) and (3) of that Act.

(8) Subsection (7) does not apply to personal information, as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, that has been in existence for 100 or more years or to other information that has been in existence for 50 or more years.

 
Family Relations Act

4 Section 3 of the Family Relations Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 121, is amended by adding the following:

(4) Despite the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, other than section 44 (2) and (3) of that Act, no person may disclose information received by a family court counsellor in the course of providing services pursuant to subsection (2) of this section unless the person who provided the information first consents to the disclosure of the information.

(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to personal information, as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, that has been in existence for 100 or more years or to other information that has been in existence for 50 or more years.

5 Section 37.3 is amended by renumbering the section 37.3 (1) and by adding the following:

(2) Subsection (1) applies despite any provision of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act other than section 44 (2) and (3) of that Act.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to personal information, as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, that has been in existence for 100 or more years or to other information that has been in existence for 50 or more years.

6 Section 63.3 is amended by adding the following:

(5) Subsection (4) applies despite any provision of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act other than section 44 (2) and (3) of that Act.

(6) Subsection (5) does not apply to personal information, as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, that has been in existence for 100 or more years or to other information that has been in existence for 50 or more years.

 
Financial Disclosure Act

7 Section 2 of the Financial Disclosure Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c.130, is amended

(a) by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following:

(3) A person who is a municipal official, public employee or municipal employee shall make and file a written disclosure between January 1 and 15 in each year in which the person is an official or employee. , and

(b) by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

(5) A person who ceases to be a municipal official, public employee or municipal employee, for any reason other than the person's death, shall make and file a written disclosure not later than the 15th day of the month following the month in which the person ceases to be an official or employee.

8 Section 3 is repealed and the following substituted:

Contents and filing of written disclosures: Provincial

3 A written disclosure made under this Act by a nominee or public employee shall be filed in the prescribed form with the appropriate disclosure clerk and shall specify all of the following:

(a) the name of each corporation in which the person or a trustee for the person holds one or more shares;

(b) the name of each business situated or carrying on business in the Province and financially remunerating the nominee or public employee as an owner, part owner, trustee or partner;

(c) the name of each business situated or carrying on business in the Province and financially remunerating the nominee or public employee for services performed by the person as an employee;

(d) the name of each organization situated in the Province and financially remunerating the nominee or public employee for an office held by the person that is not disclosed under paragraph (b) or (c);

(e) the name of the creditor for each debt of the nominee or public employee;

(f) a description and location of land situated in the Province in which the nominee or public employee, or a trustee for that person, owns an interest or has an agreement entitling him or her to acquire an interest.

9 Section 4 is amended by striking out "section 3 (b) and (d)" and substituting "section 3 (b), (c), (d) and (f)".

 
Labour Relations Code

10 Section 105 (10) of the Labour Relations Code, S.B.C. 1992, c. 82, is repealed and the following substituted:

(10) Sections 89 to 102 apply in respect of a mediator-arbitrator and a settlement, determination or decision under this section.

 
Liquor Distribution Act

11 The Liquor Distribution Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 238, is amended by adding the following:

Access to information

25.1 For the purposes of section 21 (1) (b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, information in the custody or under the control of the branch, whether or not supplied to the branch, is deemed to be supplied to the branch implicitly or explicitly in confidence, if the information concerns the branch's

(a) acquisition of liquor from a manufacturer, manufacturer's agent, distributor, authorized importer of liquor or other person who supplies liquor to the branch, or

(b) sale of liquor acquired by the branch from a person referred to in paragraph (a).

 
Motor Dealer Act

12 Section 13.1 of the Motor Dealer Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 287, as enacted by section 18 of the Consumer Protection Statutes Amendment Act, 1993, S.B.C. 1993, c. 39, is amended by adding the following subsections:

(4) The amounts referred to in subsection (2) must be paid to the Minister of Finance, who

(a) is the trustee of the fund,

(b) must invest the amounts and the earnings in investments permitted for a trust fund under section 36 of the Financial Administration Act, and

(c) must pay money out of the fund in accordance with directions from the board given under this Act.

(5) Any earnings of the fund under subsection (4) (b) become part of the fund.

 
Motor Fuel Tax Act

13 Section 1 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act, S.B.C. 1985, c. 76, is amended by adding the following definitions:

"calendar quarter" means a period

(a) beginning on January 1 and ending on the following March 31,

(b) beginning on April 1 and ending on the following June 30,

(c) beginning on July 1 and ending on the following September 30, or

(d) beginning on October 1 and ending on the following December 31;

"carrier" means a person who owns or operates one or more motor vehicles used interprovincially or internationally for the commercial carriage of passengers or goods;

"carrier decal" means a decal

(a) issued by the director under section 14.3 (6), or

(b) issued, in accordance with the International Fuel Tax Agreement, by another jurisdiction that is a party to that agreement;

"carrier licence" means a licence

(a) issued by the director under section 14.3 (1), or

(b) issued, in accordance with the International Fuel Tax Agreement, by another jurisdiction that is a party to that agreement;

"International Fuel Tax Agreement" means the agreement entered into by the minister under section 14.1;

"licensed carrier" means a person who holds a carrier licence; .

14 Section 4 is amended

(a) by adding the following subsection:

(1.1) A licensed carrier who uses in the Province gasoline on which tax is not otherwise payable under subsection (1) shall pay to the government, on or before the last day of the calendar month following the end of the calendar quarter in which the fuel was used, tax on that fuel at the rate established under subsection (1). , and

(b) in subsection (2) by adding "in the Province" after "uses".

15 Section 9 is amended

(a) by adding the following subsection:

(1.1) A licensed carrier who uses in the Province motive fuel on which tax is not otherwise payable under subsection (1) shall pay to the government, on or before the last day of the calendar month following the end of the calendar quarter in which the fuel was used, tax on that fuel at the rate established under subsection (1). , and

(b) in subsection (2) by adding "in the Province" after "uses".

16 Section 11.1 is amended by renumbering the section as section 11.1 (1) and by adding the following subsection:

(2) In addition to the tax payable under sections 4, 9 and 11, a person who uses in an area prescribed under the Build BC Act gasoline or motive fuel on which tax is not otherwise payable under this section shall pay to the government, at the time that any tax payable by that person under section 4 (2) or 9 (2) of this Act is payable, for the purposes of the BC Transportation Financing Authority established under that Act, a prescribed tax not exceeding 1/litre on each litre of gasoline or motive fuel used by the person and to which a regulation under section 19 of the Build BC Act applies.

17 Section 14 is repealed and the following substituted:

Permit or licence required to bring fuel into the Province

14 (1) A carrier who brings motive fuel into the Province in the supply tank of a commercial motor vehicle shall

(a) have in the carrier's possession a carrier licence and display carrier decals on the commercial motor vehicle,

(b) have in the carrier's possession a motive fuel user permit, or

(c) immediately obtain a motive fuel user permit.

(2) A licensed carrier who brings gasoline into the Province in the supply tank of a commercial motor vehicle shall have in the carrier's possession a carrier licence and display carrier decals on the commercial motor vehicle.

(3) Subject to the terms and conditions the Lieutenant Governor in Council specifies in the regulations, subsections (1) and (2) do not apply

(a) to a carrier who is a member of a prescribed class of carriers, or

(b) in respect of a vehicle that is part of a prescribed class of vehicles.

18 The following Part is added:

Part 3.1 -- International Fuel Tax Agreement

Minister may enter into agreement

14.1 The minister may, on behalf of the government, enter into an agreement with one or more governments of other jurisdictions, whether inside or outside of Canada, respecting the interjurisdictional administration of the collection, remittance and enforcement of the tax imposed under this Act or under similar Acts in the other jurisdictions.

19 The following sections are added to Part 3.1:

Payments by minister

14.2 (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other Act, where tax or other moneys are collected or received by the government under this Act or under an agreement made under this Act, the minister may pay to another jurisdiction or to a licensed carrier that part of the tax and other moneys collected or received that is, under the International Fuel Tax Agreement, required to be paid to that other jurisdiction or the licensed carrier, as the case may be.

(2) Any payments made under subsection (1) may be paid out of the consolidated revenue fund.

Issue of licences and decals to carriers

14.3 (1) On application by a carrier, the director may, in accordance with the regulations, issue or renew or refuse to issue or renew to the carrier a licence under which the tax administration scheme contemplated by the International Fuel Tax Agreement is applied to the carrier.

(2) If the director refuses to issue or renew a licence to a carrier, the director shall, on the request of the carrier, provide written reasons to the carrier for the director's refusal.

(3) An application under subsection (1) shall be in the prescribed form and shall contain or incorporate by reference the terms and conditions of the licence with which the carrier agrees to comply and to which the carrier agrees to be bound, and any other information required by the director.

(4) The director may suspend or cancel a licence issued under this section if the licensee fails to comply with this Act, the regulations or the terms and conditions of the licence set out on the application.

(5) A suspension or cancellation of a licence under subsection (4) does not relieve a person from any other liability.

(6) The director shall issue to a carrier, to whom a licence has been issued under this section, 2 decals for each motor vehicle that is

(a) owned or operated by the carrier, and

(b) used interprovincially or internationally for the commercial carriage of passengers or goods.

(7) A carrier to whom a licence and decals are issued under this section shall not assign or otherwise transfer that licence or those decals.

(8) A licensed carrier shall not display the decals issued under subsection (6) unless that carrier is in compliance with this Act, the regulations and the terms and conditions of the licence set out in the application.

(9) A carrier whose carrier licence is suspended or cancelled shall, immediately after that suspension or cancellation, return the carrier licence to the director and remove all decals issued under subsection (6) from the motor vehicles to which they were affixed.

20 Section 31 is amended

(a) by striking out "or registered consumer" wherever it appears and substituting ", licensed carrier, motive fuel permit holder or registered consumer", and

(b) in paragraph (a) by adding "licensed carrier, motive fuel permit holder or" before "registered consumer".

21 Section 39 (1) is amended by striking out "or" at the end of paragraph (c) and by adding the following:

(e) a refusal to issue or renew a licence under section 14.3 (1), or

(f) a cancellation or suspension of a licence under section 14.3 (4).

22 Section 42 (1) is amended by striking out "or registered consumer" and substituting ", licensed carrier, motive fuel permit holder or registered consumer".

23 Section 46 (1) is amended by adding ", licensed carrier, motive fuel permit holder" after "retail dealer".

24 Section 60 (1) is amended

(a) in paragraph (d) by striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (ii), by adding "and" at the end of subparagraph (iii) and by adding the following:

(iv) carrier licences and carrier decals, ,

(b) in paragraph (e) by adding "licensed carriers," after "the duties of", and

(c) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (n) and by adding the following:

(p) respecting any matter or thing that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary for the implementation or administration of the International Fuel Tax Agreement,

(q) prescribing one or more classes of carriers or classes of vehicles for the purposes of section 14 (3), subject to the terms and conditions the Lieutenant Governor in Council specifies,

(r) prescribing the form of the licence application referred to in section 14.3 including, without limitation, the terms and conditions of the licence that an applicant, by submitting the application, agrees to comply with and to be bound by,

(s) prescribing

(i) the duties and obligations to be performed by a licensed carrier,

(ii) the terms and conditions applicable to a carrier licence, with power to prescribe different terms and conditions for different classes of licensees,

(iii) the consequences of failing to perform those duties and obligations or of failing to comply with those terms and conditions, and

(iv) any other matter that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary or appropriate in relation to the issuing, renewing, suspending, cancelling or reinstating of carrier licences,

(t) prescribing the duration of carrier licences and carrier decals issued by the director, and

(u) prescribing the fees for applying for, issuing and renewing carrier licences and carrier decals.

 
Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 2)

25 The Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 2), S.B.C. 1990, c. 61, is amended by adding the following section:

Gulf Islands minimum parcel size validation

30 (1) In this section:

"parcel size bylaw" means

(a) a bylaw under the Municipal Act, the Islands Trust Act or any other Act, or

(b) any other enactment that a body authorized to make a bylaw referred to in paragraph (a) is or was authorized to amend or repeal as if it were a bylaw of the body,

that established a minimum parcel size for an area to which the regulation applied and that was adopted or amended at any time during which the regulation applied to the area;

"regulation" means the Community Planning Area Number 24 (Gulf Islands) Regulation, B.C. Reg. 274/69, under the Local Services Act.

(2) Despite the Local Services Act and the regulation, if at any time the minimum parcel size established by the regulation was equal to or greater than that established by a parcel size bylaw for any part of the area to which the regulation applied, the minimum parcel size established by the bylaw applied and the minimum parcel size established by the regulation did not.

(3) All parcel size bylaws and all other bylaws relying on those parcel size bylaws are confirmed and validated, effective the date on which they were adopted, to the extent they would have been valid had subsection (2) been in force on the date they were adopted, and everything done that would have been validly done had that subsection been in force at the time it was done is conclusively deemed to have been validly done.

(4) This section is retroactive to the extent necessary to give full force and effect to its provisions and must not be construed as lacking retroactive effect in relation to any matter by reason that it makes no specific reference to that matter.

 
Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act

26 Section 9.1 of the Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act, S.B.C. 1988, c. 26, is amended

(a) in subsections (4) (c) and (5) (b) by striking out "section 490 (9)" and substituting "section 462.43, 490 (9) or 491.1 (2)", and

(b) in subsection (4) by adding the following paragraph:

(d) any money provided to the Attorney General or the government that was forfeited under the Criminal Code as proceeds of crime including, without limitation, money forfeited under section 462.37 (1) or 462.38 of the Criminal Code.

 
Statute Revision Act

27 Section 5 (1) of the Statute Revision Act, S.B.C. 1992, c.54, is amended by adding "in Council" after "Lieutenant Governor".

 
Trustee Act

28 Section 1 of the Trustee Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 414, is amended by adding the following definitions:

"business authorization" has the same meaning as in the Financial Institutions Act;

"deposit business" has the same meaning as in the Financial Institutions Act;

"trust business" has the same meaning as in the Financial Institutions Act.

29 Section 15 (g) is repealed and the following substituted:

(g) guaranteed trust or investment certificates of

(i) a bank, or

(ii) a corporation that is incorporated under the laws of Canada or of a province and that has a business authorization to carry on trust business or deposit business; .

30 Section 19 is repealed and the following substituted:

Depositories

19 A trustee may, pending the investment of trust money, deposit it during a time that is reasonable in the circumstances in

(a) a bank, or

(b) a corporation that has a business authorization to carry on deposit business.

31 Section 20 (2) is repealed and the following substituted:

(2) This section does not apply to a corporation that has a business authorization to carry on trust business.

 
Wildlife Act

32 Section 62 of the Wildlife Act, S.B.C. 1982, c. 57, is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by adding "or applies to renew" after "Where a person who holds", and

(b) by adding the following subsections:

(4) If notice of a hearing is given to the holder of a licence or certificate and the licence or certificate expires before the regional manager makes a determination under subsection (1), the regional manager is not obliged to

(a) renew the licence or certificate until the end of the 30 day period immediately after the licence or certificate expires, or

(b) consider renewing the licence or certificate until the regional manager makes the determination after the hearing is held,

whichever occurs first.

(5) Despite subsection (4), if the hearing is delayed at the request of the holder of the licence or certificate, the regional manager is not obliged to consider renewing the licence or certificate until the regional manager makes the determination after the hearing is held.

 
Workers Compensation Act

33 Section 9 (1) of the Workers Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 437, is amended by striking out everything after "existence" and substituting "an agreement entered into, or arrangement made, under section 8.1, any right of election is subject to the terms of that agreement or arrangement."

34 Section 95 is amended by adding the following:

(1.1) If information in a claim file, or in any other material pertaining to the claim of an injured or disabled worker, is disclosed for the purposes of this Act by an officer or employee of the board to a person other than the worker, that person shall not disclose the information except

(a) if anyone whom the information is about has identified the information and consented, in the manner required by the board, to its disclosure,

(b) in compliance with an enactment of British Columbia or Canada,

(c) in compliance with a subpoena, warrant or order issued or made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or

(d) for the purpose of preparing a submission or argument for a proceeding under this Part.

(1.2) No court, tribunal or other body may admit into evidence any information that is disclosed in violation of subsection (1.1).

35 Section 95 (2) is amended by adding "or (1.1)" after "subsection (1)".

Commencement

36 (1) Sections 1, 2, 7 to 9, 13 to 15, 17, 19 to 24, 28 to 31 and 33 to 35 come into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

(2) Sections 16 and 18 are deemed to have come into force on the day this Act receives First Reading in the Legislative Assembly and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that day.

(3) Section 26 is deemed to have come into force on August 19, 1993 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

 
Explanatory Notes

 
Court of Appeal Act
(Ministry of Attorney General)

SECTION 1: [Court of Appeal Act, amends section 9] clarifies that the Court of Appeal will not review an order granting leave to appeal.

SECTION 2: [Court of Appeal Act, reenacts section 25] provides a procedure for dismissing an inactive appeal or application for leave to appeal without holding a hearing.

 
Evidence Act
(Ministry of Government Services)

SECTION 3: [Evidence Act, amends section 57] ensures confidentiality of information provided to committees evaluating medical staff or programs for the purpose of improving health care.

 
Family Relations Act
(Ministry of Attorney General)

SECTION 4: [Family Relations Act, amends section 3] protects privacy of families engaged in mediation conducted by family court counsellors.

SECTION 5: [Family Relations Act, amends section 37.3] ensures confidentiality of information provided to family search officers in the course of assisting a person to bring an application for, or enforce, a custody, access, guardianship or maintenance order.

SECTION 6: [Family Relations Act, amends section 63.3] ensures confidentiality of information provided to family search officers in the course of assisting a person to bring an application for, or vary or enforce a maintenance order.

 
Financial Disclosure Act
(Ministry of Attorney General)

SECTION 7: [Financial Disclosure Act, amends section 2] provides for an annual filing requirement instead of biannual.

SECTION 8: [Financial Disclosure Act, reenacts section 3] provides clarification of disclosure requirements for business owners, business employees and officers of organizations.

SECTION 9: [Financial Disclosure Act, amends section 4] is consequential to the amendment to section 3 of the Financial Disclosure Act.

 
Labour Relations Code
(Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour)

SECTION 10: [Labour Relations Code, amends section 105] excludes section 103 from the list of sections that apply to mediation-arbitration under section 105 of the Labour Relations Code.

 
Liquor Distribution Act
(Ministry of Attorney General)

SECTION 11: [Liquor Distribution Act, adds section 25.1] provides that some information concerning the acquisition or sale of liquor is information supplied in confidence for the purposes of section 21 (1) (b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 
Motor Dealer Act
(Ministry of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Services)

SECTION 12: [Motor Dealer Act, amends section 13.1] provides that the Minister of Finance is the trustee of the fund, that the Minister of Finance must pay money on direction of the board and that earnings of the fund become part of the fund.

 
Motor Fuel Tax Act
(Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations)

SECTION 13: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 1] is self explanatory.

SECTION 14: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 4] imposes on a carrier licensed for the purposes of the International Fuel Tax Agreement the obligation to pay tax on gasoline used in the Province and clarifies that the use referred to in section 4 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act is use in the Province.

SECTION 15: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 9] imposes on a carrier licensed for the purposes of the International Fuel Tax Agreement the obligation to pay tax on motor fuel used in the Province and clarifies that the use referred to in section 9 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act is use in the Province.

SECTION 16: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 11.1] clarifies that the tax payable under the Motor Fuel Tax Act for the purposes of the BC Transportation Financing Authority is payable by a person who uses gasoline or motive fuel in an area prescribed under the Build BC Act.

SECTION 17: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, reenacts section 14] authorizes a carrier who is licensed for the purposes of the International Fuel Tax Agreement to bring motor fuel or gasoline into the Province so long as the licence and requisite decals are in the possession of the carrier at the time and permits the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations to specify classes of carriers or vehicles not affected by the requirement under section 14 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act for a carrier bringing fuel into the Province to have a motive fuel user permit or a carrier licence.

SECTION 18: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, adds Part 3.1] permits the minister to enter into the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

SECTION 19: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, adds sections 14.2 and 14.3] permits the making of payments and the issue of licences and decals in accordance with the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

SECTION 20: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 31] permits an estimate of unremitted tax to be made in relation to a carrier licensed for the purposes of the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

SECTION 21: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 39] permits appeals of licensing decisions relating to the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

SECTION 22: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 42] permits the director to require bonds for carriers who are licensed for the purposes of the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

SECTION 23: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 46] permits the attachment of debts owed to persons who are licensed for the purposes of the International Fuel Tax Agreement in order to collect moneys owed to the government by those licensees.

SECTION 24: [Motor Fuel Tax Act, amends section 60] permits the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations in respect of the International Fuel Tax Agreement and the persons licensed for the purposes of that agreement.

 
Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act
(No. 2)
(Ministry of Municipal Affairs)

SECTION 25: [Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 2), adds section 30] retroactively permits minimum parcel sizes established by local governments to prevail over the minimum parcel size established by the Community Planning Area Number 24 (Gulf Islands) Regulation.

 
Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act
(Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations)

SECTION 26: [Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act, amends section 9.1] provides for payment into the Forfeited Crime Proceeds Fund of money received by the Attorney General or the government, that had been forfeited under the Criminal Code, as proceeds of crime or under sections 462.43 and 491.1 (2) of that Act.

 
Statute Revision Act
(Ministry of Attorney General)

SECTION 27: [Statute Revision Act, amends section 5] corrects the reference to the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

 
Trustee Act
(Ministry of Attorney General)

SECTION 28: [Trustee Act, amends section 1] is self-explanatory.

SECTION 29: [Trustee Act, amends section 15] permits investments by trustees in guaranteed trust or investment certificates of banks or of Canadian corporations that have a business authorization to carry on trust or deposit business under the Financial Institutions Act.

SECTION 30: [Trustee Act, reenacts section 19] permits deposits by trustees in banks or in corporations that have a business authorization to carry on deposit business under the Financial Institutions Act.

SECTION 31: [Trustee Act, amends section 20] extends to corporations that are authorized to carry on trust business under the Financial Institutions Act the ability currently held by trust companies to keep registrable securities in their own name rather than as trustee for a particular trust.

 
Wildlife Act
(Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks)

SECTION 32: [Wildlife Act, amends section 62]

(a) makes the provisions of section 62 (1) applicable to both current licences and certificates and those for which an application for renewal has been made, and

(b)

 
Workers Compensation Act
(Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour)

SECTION 33: [Workers Compensation Act, amends section 9] is consequential to an amendment made in the previous session.

SECTION 34: [Workers Compensation Act, amends section 95] restricts secondary disclosure of information from workers' claim files.

SECTION 35: [Workers Compensation Act, amends section 95] makes it an offence for a recipient of claim information to disclose the information in contravention of the requirements of the new subsection (1.1).


[ Return to: Legislative Assembly Home Page ]

Copyright © 2002: Queen's Printer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada