1997 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 36th Parliament
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HONOURABLE UJJAL DOSANJH
ATTORNEY GENERAL AND
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR
HUMAN RIGHTS AND
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 100 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 318, is amended by striking out "$300" and substituting "$500".
2 Section 122 (2) and (3) is repealed and the following substituted:
(2) The driver of an emergency vehicle must not exercise the privileges granted by subsection (1) except in accordance with the regulations.
3 Section 210 (3) is amended by adding the following paragraph:
(q) respecting the circumstances in which and the conditions on which a driver of an emergency vehicle may exercise the privileges granted by section 122 (1).
4 Sections 1 to 3 of this Act come into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
[This Bill amends the Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996. The Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996 came into force on April 21, 1997.]
SECTION 1: [Motor Vehicle Act, amends section 100 (2)] increases from $300 to $500 the fine amount payable by a driver of a motor vehicle who, as a result of refusing to stop when required by a peace officer, causes the peace officer to pursue that driver.
SECTION 2: [Motor Vehicle Act, amends section 122] restricts the circumstances in which a driver of an emergency vehicle may disregard traffic rules and control devices to those circumstances prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
SECTION 3: [Motor Vehicle Act, adds section 210 (3) (q)] permits the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations to establish the circumstances in which and the conditions on which a driver of an emergency vehicle may disregard traffic rules and control devices.
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