Second Session, 44th General Assembly
49 Elizabeth II, 2000
AN ACT TO AMEND THE
|Received and Read the First Time|
HONOURABLE JOAN MARIE AYLWARD
Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs
Ordered to be printed by the Honourable House of Assembly
Clause 1 of the Bill would amend section 210 of the Municipalities Act, 1999 to provide for the private review of conflict of interest disclosure statements at privileged meetings of a council. The amendment would also more clearly state the interests that must be declared and would add a requirement for the filing of changes to disclosure statements.
Clause 2 of the Bill would repeal paragraph 215(1)(l) of the Act requiring the public inspection of disclosure statements.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MUNICIPALITIES
1. S.210 Amdt.
2. S.215 Amdt.
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
(2) A disclosure statement completed under subsection (1) shall list
(a) real property or an interest in real property within the municipality that is owned by the councillor or employee;
(b) corporations in which the councillor or employee holds 10% or more shares;
(c) partnerships and sole proprietorships in which the councillor or employee holds a 10% or more interest; and
(d) businesses located within the municipality that are owned by the councillor or employee.
(3) A disclosure statement required under subsection (1) shall be filed with the council by
(a) a councillor, not more than 60 days after taking office immediately after his or her election or appointment and not later than March 1 in each subsequent year; and
(b) the clerk, manager, treasurer and department heads, not more than 60 days after commencing employment with the council and not later than March 1 in each subsequent year.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), a change in the information contained in a disclosure statement filed under that subsection shall be reported to the council, in writing, by a councillor, clerk, manager, treasurer or department head not more than 60 days after that change occurs.
(5) A disclosure statement filed under this section shall be retained by the clerk and reviewed at a privileged meeting of the council not more than 30 days after the date required for filing under subsections (3) and (4).
ŠEarl G. Tucker, Queen's Printer