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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Status of Legislation - First Reading Bill
An Act to Amend the Emergency 911 Act
 
Legislature :
55
Session :
3
Bill No. :
74
Member :
Hon. Steeves
First Reading :
2006-6-6
Second Reading :
2006-6-7
Committee of the Whole :
2006-6-21
Amended :
Third Reading :
2006-6-21
Royal Assent :
2006-6-22
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  Bill 74         
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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 Emergency 911 Act, chapter E-6.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1994, is amended by adding after section 3 the following:



3.1                      Unless a telecommunications service provider has entered into an agreement with the Minister under section 4.1 and the agreement is valid and of full force and effect, the telecommunications service provider shall bill and collect fees for the NB 911 service from subscribers of the telecommunications service provider and remit the fees to the Province in accordance with the regulations.



2                           Section 4.1 of the Act is amended



(a)               by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:



4.1(1)             The Minister may enter into an agreement with a telecommunications service provider in relation to the billing, collecting and remitting of fees for the NB 911 service that the telecommunications service provider shall bill and collect from subscribers of the telecommunications service provider and remit to the Province.



(b)               by adding after subsection (1) the following:



4.1(1.1)         A telecommunications service provider that enters into an agreement with the Minister under subsection (1) shall comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement.



3                           Section 6 of the Act is amended by adding before subsection (1) the following:



6(0.1)             A person who violates or fails to comply with section 3.1 or subsection 4.1(1.1) of this Act commits an offence that is punishable under Part II of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act as a category I offence.



4                           Section 8 of the Act is amended



(a)               by repealing paragraph (k.1) and substituting the following:



(k.1)          prescribing fees to be billed, collected and remitted for the NB 911 service;



(b)               by adding after paragraph (k.1) the following:



(k.2)          respecting the billing, collecting and remitting of fees for the NB 911 service for the purposes of section 3.1, including the terms and conditions to be complied with by a telecommunication service provider;



COMMENCEMENT

5                           This Act or any provision of it comes into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.



EXPLANATORY NOTES



Section 1



New provision.



Section 2



(a)               The existing provision is as follows:



4.1(1)             The Minister may enter into an agreement with a telecommunications service provider in relation to the collection of fees by a telecommunications service provider from subscribers of a telecommunications service provider for the NB 911 service.



(b)               New provision.



Section 3



New provision.



Section 4



(a)               The existing provision is as follows:



8                           The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations…



(k.1)          prescribing fees to be collected for the NB 911 service;



(b)               Regulation-making authority is added.



Section 5



Commencement.
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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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