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Statutes of Newfoundland 1993


CHAPTER 55

CHAPTER 55

AN ACT TO AMEND THE MUNICIPALITIES ACT (NO. 2)

(Assented to December 17, 1993)

Analysis

1. S.3.1 Added
Transition team

2. S.9 Amdt.
Feasibility report

3. S.262 Amdt.
Feasibility report

4. S.308 Amdt.
Feasibility report

5. S.434 Rep.
Transfer after annexation

6. S.655 Added
Regulations

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


RSN 1990 cM - 23 as amended

1. The Municipalities Act is amended by adding the following immediately after section 3:

Transition team

3.1 (1) The minister shall appoint a transition team to assess the special needs of a municipality or an area as a result of an amalgamation or annexation under paragraphs 3(1)(b), 257(1)(b) and 304(1)(b) and to recommend to the minister appropriate action to be taken to carry out the amalgamation or annexation.

(2) The transition team shall consist of representatives from the affected municipalities or areas and the department.

2. (1) Subsection 9(1) of the Act is amended by deleting the words "a person" and substituting the words "the number of persons that the minister thinks are necessary in order".

(2) Subsection 9(2) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

(2) The persons conducting the feasibility report have the powers of a commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act.

(3) Subsection 9(3) of the Act is amended by deleting the words "The person" and substituting the words "The persons".

3. (1) Subsection 262(1) of the Act is amended by deleting the words "a person" and substituting the words "the number of persons that the minister thinks are necessary in order".

(2) Subsection 262(2) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

(2) The persons conducting the feasibility report have the powers of a commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act.

(3) Subsection 262(3) of the Act is amended by deleting the words "The person" and substituting the words "The persons".

4. (1) Subsection 308(1) of the Act is amended by deleting the words "a person" and substituting the words "the number of persons that the minister thinks are necessary in order".

(2) Subsection 308(2) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

(2) The persons conducting the feasibility report have the powers of a commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act.

(3) Subsection 308(3) of the Act is amended by deleting the words "The person" and substituting the words "The persons".

5. Section 434 of the Act is repealed.

6. The Act is amended by adding the following immediately after section 654:

Regulations

655. The minister may make regulations

(a) providing terms of reference for transition teams appointed on amalgamation or annexation; and

(b) generally to facilitate the carrying out of the objectives of a transition team.

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