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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Status of Legislation - First Reading Bill
+An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
 
Legislature :
54
Session :
5
Bill No. :
29
Member :
Mr. Shawn Graham
First Reading :
2003-1-31
Second Reading :
Committee of the Whole :
Amended :
Third Reading :
Royal Assent :
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  Bill 29         
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Text of Bill :
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 The Human Rights Act, chapter H-11 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by adding after subsection 5(3) the following:

5.1(1) No contract of automobile, life, accident, sickness or disability insurance shall differentiate, make a distinction, exclusion, preference or discriminate against any person because of age or geographic region.

5.1(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a limitation, specification, exclusion, denial or preference because of age or geographic region shall be permitted if such limitation, specification, exclusion, denial or preference is based upon a bona fide and reasonable ground as determined by the Commission.

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Legend
* Private Bill
** Bill referred to Standing Committee on Law Amendments
+ Private Member's Public Bill
++ Motion for second reading defeated
+++ Debate at second reading adjourned
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