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Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 229

THE ELECTIONS 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. E30 amended

1           The Elections Act is amended by this Act.

2           Subsection 22(2) is repealed.

3           Section 23 is replaced with the following:

Appointing chief electoral officer

23          The chief electoral officer must be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council

(a) on the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Legislative Affairs; and

(b) following a resolution of the Assembly carried by a vote of more than two-thirds of the members voting.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

Under this Bill, a person may be appointed as chief electoral officer only after the appointment has been recommended by the Standing Committee on Legislative Affairs and approved by a vote of more than two-thirds of the members of the Assembly who vote.