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Second Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

This version is based on the printed bill that was distributed in the Legislature after First Reading.   It is not the official version.   If accuracy is critical, you can obtain a copy of the printed bill from Statutory Publications or view the online bilingual version (PDF).

Bill 3

THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC 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. H60 amended

1           The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.

2(1)        The following is added after clause 242.3(2)(g):

(g.1) section 249.2 (criminal negligence causing death while street racing);

(g.2) section 249.3 (criminal negligence causing bodily harm while street racing);

(g.3) subsection 249.4(3) (dangerous operation causing bodily harm while street racing);

(g.4) subsection 249.4(4) (dangerous operation causing death while street racing);

2(2)        The following is added after clause 242.3(3)(b):

(b.1) subsection 249.4(1) (dangerous operation while street racing);

3           Subsection 264(1) is amended

(a) in the definition "Category A offence", by adding the following after subclause (a)(i):

(i.1) subsection 249.4(1) (dangerous operation while street racing),

(b) in the definition "Category B offence", by adding the following after subclause (a)(vi):

(vi.1) section 249.2 (criminal negligence causing death while street racing),

(vi.2) section 249.3 (criminal negligence causing bodily harm while street racing),

(vi.3) subsection 249.4(3) (dangerous operation causing bodily harm while street racing),

(vi.4) subsection 249.4(4) (dangerous operation causing death while street racing),

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

Under provisions of The Highway Traffic Act, a person who is convicted of certain offences can have his or her vehicle forfeited or driver's licence automatically suspended.  This Bill makes those provisions apply in the case of street racing offences recently added to the Criminal Code.