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Second Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 50

THE MUNICIPAL ASSESSMENT AMENDMENT ACT


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                             )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. M226 amended

1           The Municipal Assessment Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after subsection 11(2):

Non-profit occupying community hall etc.

11(2.1)     Subsection (2) does not apply to assessable property that is exempt under subclause 22(1)(a)(i) (property owned by municipality) if

(a) the occupier is a non-profit organization that uses or operates the property, or a portion of it, as a community hall, community recreation area, community centre or community rink; and

(b) the municipality, by by-law, expressly names the non-profit organization and provides that this subsection applies to the property, or that portion of it.

3           The following is added after clause 22(1)(o):

(p) is used as a public multi-purpose recreational trail and is owned by

(i) the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association Inc. or a corporation it controls, or

(ii) a non-profit organization whose membership is open to the public and whose purposes and objects are substantially the same as those of the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association Inc.

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on January 1, 2005.

Explanatory Note

This Bill provides that, in certain circumstances, municipally owned land that is occupied by a non-profit organization continues to be assessed in the name of the municipality.

An exemption from taxation levied by a municipality, other than for local improvements, is provided for trails owned by the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association or other similar organizations.