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Second Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 211

THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AMENDMENT ACT (VETERANS' LICENCE PLATES)


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. H60 amended

1           The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.

2(1)        Subsection 4.24(2) is amended by striking out "A number plate" and substituting "Subject to subsection (2.1), a number plate".

2(2)        The following is added after subsection 4.24(2):

Veterans' number plate

4.24(2.1)   The registrar must make available a number plate that bears a veteran graphic.  The veteran graphic must include the word "VETERAN" and a depiction of a poppy, and may include any other design determined by the registrar.

Eligibility for veteran's number plate

4.24(2.2)   Only a person who is a soldier as defined in The Soldiers' Taxation Relief Act is eligible to be issued a number plate that bears a veteran graphic.

3           The following is added after clause 4.31(1)(o):

(o.1) for the purpose of subsection 4.24(2.2), providing for the manner of determining whether a person is a soldier;

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make a licence plate bearing a veterans graphic available to soldiers.