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Statutes of Newfoundland 1996
AN ACT RESPECTING THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL
(Assented to December 19, 1996)
1. Short title
3. Medal awarded
4. Selection committee
5. Duties of selection committee
6. Deceased person
7. Disqualified persons
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the Volunteer Service Medal Act.
2. In this Act
(a) "selection committee" means the Volunteer Service Medal Selection Committee established by section 4; and
(b) "medal" means the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Service Medal that is described in the Schedule.
3. The government of the province shall award a medal to each person
(a) who is a Canadian citizen and is a current or was a long-term resident of the province;
(b) who has provided a volunteer service to his or her community, without reward or gain, in an area that is beyond his or her normal duties or responsibility, for a minimum of 10 years; and
(c) who has been recommended by the selection committee as a person considered deserving of the award.
4. (1) There is established a selection committee to be know as the Volunteer Service Medal Selection Committee.
(2) The selection committee shall be comprised of 7 members appointed as follows:
(a) the Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint
(i) a chairperson who shall serve in that capacity for a maximum of 3 years, and
(ii) 3 additional members; and
(b) 3 members shall be appointed by virtue of their office as follows:
(i) the Clerk of the Executive Council,
(ii) the Chief Justice of Newfoundland, with the Chief Justice of the Trial Division acting as his or her alternate, and
(iii) the President of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and with a head of a community college as his or her alternate.
Duties of selection committee
5. The selection committee shall consider nominations for the medal and recommend to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council those persons considered suitable for such an award.
6. Where a person who would be eligible to receive a medal under this Act has died since the recommendation for an award was made public, a medal may be presented to a relative of the volunteer on behalf of that volunteer as prescribed by the regulations.
7. A member of the House of Assembly, a member of the House of Commons or Senate of Canada or a judge of a court of Canada or of a province is not eligible to receive a medal.
The medal is circular in shape and is inscribed and decorated as follows:
(a) The Obverse Side - (Design to follow) The entire motif is surrounded on the outside rim by the words "Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Service Medal"; and
(b) The Reverse Side - (Design to follow)
The motto suggested is:
"NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS"
"NOT FOR YOURSELF BUT FOR OTHERS".
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