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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2001
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVINCIAL
(Assented to May 24, 2001)
1. S.5.1 Added
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. The Provincial Court Act, 1991 is amended by adding immediately after section 5 the following:
5.1 (1) The Lieutenant-Governor in Council, following consultation with the chief judge, may appoint a bilingual judge of the provincial court of a province other than this province to preside over proceedings that an accused has requested be conducted in French.
(2) A judge appointed under subsection (1) shall
(a) hold office for the term set by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, but the appointment is subject to his or her remaining a judge of the provincial court of the province in which he or she was appointed;
(b) have the powers and duties given by section 4 to a judge appointed under section 5;
(c) be paid for his or her services as if he or she were a judge appointed under section 5, in the proportion that the number of days of his or her service bears to a full year of service;
(d) be reimbursed for the expenses he or she incurs in performing his or her duties; and
(e) be subject to the authority of the chief judge set out in section 8.
(3) Other than sections 4, 20 to 24, 32 and 33, this Act does not apply to a judge appointed under this section.
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