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Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 236

THE POLICE SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT (POLICE BOARDS FOR SMALLER MUNICIPALITIES)


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

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

S.M. 2009, c. 32 (unproclaimed) amended

1           The Police Services Act, as enacted by S.M. 2009, c. 32, is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after subsection 29(1):

No application if council designated as police board

29(1.1)     Subsection (1) does not apply if the council as a whole has been designated as the police board under clause 30(3.1)(a).

3(1)        The following is added after subsection 30(3):

Police board for municipalities with a population less than 200,000

30(3.1)     Despite subsections (1) and (2), the council of a municipality with a population of less than 200,000 may, by by-law, establish its police board by designating

(a) the council as a whole; or

(b) a council committee consisting of at least three members;

as the municipality's police board.

3(2)        Subsection 30(4) is amended by adding "— except where a council or a council committee has been designated as the police board under subsection (3.1) —" after "the police board".

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Police Services Act by providing that municipalities having a population of less than 200,000 may designate the municipal council, or a committee of the council, as the municipality's police board.