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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Status of Legislation - First Reading Bill
An Act to Amend An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
 
Legislature :
55
Session :
2
Bill No. :
12
Member :
Hon. Blaney
First Reading :
2004-12-9
Second Reading :
2004-12-10
Committee of the Whole :
2005-1-21
Amended :
2005-1-21
Third Reading :
2005-1-21
Royal Assent :
2005-1-21
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  Bill 12         
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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                           An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, chapter 21 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 2004, is amended by adding after section 1 the following:



1.1                      Section 2 of the Act is amended by adding the following definition in alphabetical order:



"social condition", in respect of an individual, means the condition of inclusion of the individual in a socially identifiable group that suffers from social or economic disadvantage on the basis of his or her source of income, occupation or level of education;



2                           The Act is amended by adding after section 6 the following:



6.1                      The Act is amended by adding after section 7 the following:



7.01                  Despite any provision of this Act, a limitation, specification, or preference on the basis of social condition shall be permitted if it is included in a programme established by the Crown in right of the Province, or in an Act or regulation, if the programme, Act or regulation is identified by a regulation made under this Act.                  



3                           The Act is amended by adding after section 7 the following:



7.1                      Section 16 of the Act is repealed.



7.2                      The Act is amended by adding after section 27 the following:



28                        The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations



(a)               identifying the programmes, Acts and regulations falling within section 7.01;



(b)               respecting any matter necessary or advisable to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Act.



EXPLANATORY NOTES



Section 1 (adding section 1.1)



The effect of section 1.1 is to add a definition of "social condition" to section 2 of the Human Rights Act.



Section 2 (adding section 6.1)



Section 6.1 adds a new provision after section 7 of the Human Rights Act.



Section 3 (adding sections 7.1 and 7.2)



Section 7.1 repeals section 16 of the Human Rights Act.



Section 7.2 provides regulation-making authority in section 28 of the Human Rights Act.
Amendment :Section 2

Strike out section 2 and substitute the following:

2 The Act is amended by adding after section 6 the following:

6.1 The Act is amended by adding after section 7 the following:

7.01 Despite any provision of this Act, a limitation, specification, exclusion, denial or preference on the basis of social condition shall be permitted if it is required or authorized by an Act of the Legislature.

Section 3

Strike out section 3.
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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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