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Third Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 52

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT ACT (2)


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. L110 amended

1           The Legislative Assembly Act is amended by this Act.

2           Clause 52.9(a) is amended by adding "and former members" after "benefits for members".

Transitional provision

3           The management commission, as defined in section 52.6 of The Legislative Assembly Act, must appoint a commissioner as soon as possible after this Act comes into force. The Legislative Assembly Act applies to the commissioner, except that the only responsibilities of the commissioner under that Act are

(a) to make decisions under clause 52.9(a) in respect of past service for the period from April 25, 1995, to October 1, 2004, under the pension plan established pursuant to the commissioner's report dated May 14, 2004;

(b) to report those decisions to the Speaker under section 52.10; and

(c) to make regulations under section 52.12 to implement those decisions.

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

In the commissioner's report dated May 5, 2005, the commissioner recommended that the past service buy-back program of the Legislative Assembly Pension Plan should be reviewed and changed because limitations under the Income Tax Act (Canada) have prevented members from purchasing past service to the extent recommended by the previous commissioner.

In keeping with that report, a new commissioner is to be appointed to make decisions about the purchase of past service in respect of the period from April 25, 1995 to October 1, 2004.