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Third Session, 47th General Assembly

63 Elizabeth II, 2014

BILL 10

AN ACT TO AMEND THE BUILDINGS ACCESSIBILITY ACT

Received and Read the First Time.................................................................................................

Second Reading.................................................................................................................................

Committee..........................................................................................................................................

Third Reading.....................................................................................................................................

Royal Assent......................................................................................................................................

HONOURABLE DAN CRUMMELL

Minister of Service Newfoundland and Labrador

Ordered to be printed by the Honourable House of Assembly

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

This Bill would amend the Buildings Accessibility Act to allow the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to

·         appoint a vice-chairperson of the advisory board;

·         require the vice-chairperson to act as the chairperson in the event of the chairperson’s absence; and

·         appoint replacement members to the advisory board and appeal tribunal when a vacancy occurs.

A BILL

AN ACT TO AMEND THE BUILDINGS ACCESSIBILITY ACT

Analysis


        1.   S.18 Amdt.
Advisory board

        2.   S.20 Amdt.
Appeal tribunal


Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:

RSNL1990 cB-10 as amended

        1. (1) Section 18 of the Buildings Accessibility Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following:

         (1.1)  The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may appoint a person as the vice-chairperson of the board.

         (1.2)  In the absence of the chairperson, the vice-chairperson shall act as the chairperson.

             (2)  Section 18 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (2.1) the following:

         (2.2)  Where a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may appoint a person to replace that member and that person shall be a member for the unexpired term of the person he or she is replacing.

 

        2. Section 20 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3.1) the following:

         (3.2)  Where a vacancy occurs in the membership of the tribunal, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint a person to replace that member and that person shall be a member for the unexpired term of the person he or she is replacing.