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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Status of Legislation - First Reading Bill
An Act to Amend the Public Works Act
 
Legislature :
56
Session :
3
Bill No. :
14
Member :
Hon. Dr. E.J. Doherty
First Reading :
2008-12-2
Second Reading :
2008-12-3
Committee of the Whole :
2009-3-20
Amended :
2009-3-20
Third Reading :
2009-3-24
Royal Assent :
2009-4-3
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Note :


Committee of the Whole and progress reported - December 10, 2008, March 18, 2009

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Amendment :


Section 1
Strike out section 1 and substitute the following:

1 Section 1 of the Public Works Act, chapter P-28 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended

(a) in the definition of “public work” in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out “includes all lands and buildings” and substituting
“includes all lands and buildings that are, for the purposes of a project, designated as public works by the Minister and all lands and buildings”;

(b) by adding the following definition in alphabetical order:

“project” means

(a) the modifications to the Petitcodiac River Causeway to restore the passage of fish and any work related to the modifications to the Petitcodiac River Causeway to restore the passage of fish, or

(b) the decommissioning of the Eel River Dam to restore the passage of fish and any work related to the decommissioning of the Eel River Dam to restore the passage of fish;



Section 2

Section 1.1 is amended

(a) by striking out subsection (1) and substituting the following:

1.1(1) Sections 12 and 12.01 do not apply to lands and buildings that are, for the purposes of a project, designated as public works by the Minister.

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out “on lands designated as public works by regulation or by the Minister” and substituting “on lands that are, for the purposes of a project, designated as public works by the Minister”.



Section 3

Strike out subsection 12.2 and substitute the following:

12.2(1) The lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) prescribing expenses relating to the administration of the Land Management Fund that are payable out of the Land Management Fund;

(b) authorizing the Minister to designate lands and buildings as public works for the purposes of a project, including lands and buildings referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f) of the definition “public work” in section 1;

(c) authorizing the Minister to revoke a designation made under paragraph (b);

(d) exempting the lands and buildings referred to in paragraph (b), or any portion of them, from the application of the Mechanics’ Lien Act.

12.2 (2) A regulation made under paragraph (1)(b), (c) or (d) respecting the modifications to the Petitcodiac River Causeway to restore the passage of fish and any work related to the modifications to the Petitcodiac River Causeway to restore the passage of fish may be made retroactive to any date, including a date before the commencement of this section.



Section 4

Strike out section 4 and substitute the following:

4 This Act shall be deemed to have come into force on September 15, 2008.








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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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