1995 Legislative Session: 4th Session, 35th Parliament
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MR. ROBERT CHISHOLM
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 (1) In this Act
"recording" means the original mechanical record of proceedings derived from listening or recording devices;
"transcript" means the written interpretation of the recording;
"recorder" means the official person designated to record the proceedings;
2 All proceedings in the Courts of British Columbia shall be recorded except:
(a) where the Judge of the Court expressly states it shall not form part of the record; or
(b) where all parties, including the Judge, agree all, or part of the proceedings shall not be recorded;
3 All recordings, in whole or in part, shall be made available to any member of the public upon request to:
(a) check the accuracy of the transcript; or
(b) order a transcript of the proceedings by the Recorder;
4 All recordings of proceedings shall be maintained by the Recording Office for a minimum of ten (10) years.
5 Every person who:
(a) contravenes sections 2 or 4;
(b) fails to comply with a request made pursuant to section 3; or
(c) provides the Minister with any false or misleading information in purported compliance with any request made pursuant to section 3;
is guilty of an offense and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars.
6 (1) No persons shall be found guilty, under this Act, if the person establishes that they took all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offense.
7 This Act shall come into force two years after it is assented to by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
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