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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Status of Legislation - First Reading Bill
An Act to Amend the Shortline Railways Act
 
Legislature :
55
Session :
3
Bill No. :
21
Member :
Hon. P. Robichaud
First Reading :
2005-12-13
Second Reading :
2005-12-14
Committee of the Whole :
Amended :
Third Reading :
Royal Assent :
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  Bill 21         
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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 Shortline Railways Act, chapter S-8.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1994, is amended by adding after section 8 the following:



Exemption from regulations

8.1(1)             Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may, on any terms and conditions that the Minister considers necessary, exempt a railway company, shortline railway or other person from the application of a regulation made under section 8 if, in the opinion of the Minister, the exemption is in the public interest and is not likely to threaten safety.



8.1(2)             Where a regulation made under section 8 relates to the sounding of bells and whistles at a railway crossing, the Minister may, on any terms and conditions that the Minister considers necessary, exempt a railway company, shortline railway or other person from the application of the regulation if gates and protective devices of the flashing light type are in place.



EXPLANATORY NOTES



Section 1



New provisions.
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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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