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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2016
AN ACT RESPECTING
(Assented to December 14, 2016)
1. Short title
4. Role of office
5. Annual report
7. Legal proceeding
8. Effect of Act and charter
9. Review of joint office and Act
10. Expiry of Act
1. This Act may be cited as the Regulatory Accountability and Reporting Act.
2. In this Act
(b) "joint office" means the Joint Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness established by agreement between the government of the province and the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and with those other governments as may, from time to time, partner in it;
(f) "regulatory governance" includes the principles, processes, procedures and practices by which a regulation is developed, assessed, proposed, scrutinized, measured and monitored for impact and publicly reported on.
3. (1) The minister may adopt a charter of governing principles for regulations to promote sound regulatory governance.
4. (1) The office shall oversee, monitor and, in accordance with this Act, report on the application of the charter.
5. (1) The minister shall make available to the public an annual report with respect to the work of the office in relation to this Act, including
(2) The report may be presented as part of a report by the joint office.
6. The minister may make regulations
(c) respecting principles, practices, procedures, measures, targets, goals or other requirements, the adoption of which, in the opinion of the minister, is necessary or desirable for ensuring the efficiency, accountability or transparency of regulations and good regulatory practice and governance;
7. Nothing in this Act
8. Non-compliance with the principles set out in this Act or the charter does not affect whether a regulation is of legal force and effect.
9. (1) Within 3 years of this Act coming into force, a comprehensive review of the joint office and the provisions and operations of this Act shall be undertaken as determined by the minister.
(2) The minister shall, within a year after the review is undertaken or within the further time that may be authorized by the House of Assembly, report on the review, including a statement of any changes that the minister recommends, to the House of Assembly.
10. This Act ceases to have effect 5 years after it comes into force.
11. This Act comes into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.