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Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 18

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)        Subsection 264(1) is amended

(a) in the definition "Category A offence", by adding the following after clause (b.1):

(b.2) an offence committed under section 355.2 or 355.4 (trafficking in property obtained by crime or possession of such property for trafficking) of the Criminal Code, if the property is

(i) motor vehicle parts, the value of which is $5,000 or less, or

(ii) the proceeds from property referred to in subclause (i),

(b) in the definition "Category B offence",

(i) by adding the following after clause (b):

(b.1) the offence of motor vehicle theft committed under section 333.1 of the Criminal Code,

(ii) by adding the following after clause (d):

(e) an offence committed under section 353.1 (tampering with vehicle identification number) of the Criminal Code,

(f) an offence committed under section 355.2 or 355.4 (trafficking in property obtained by crime or possession of such property for trafficking) of the Criminal Code, if the property is

(i) motor vehicle parts, the value of which is more than $5,000,

(ii) a motor vehicle, or

(iii) the proceeds from property referred to in subclause (i) or (ii);

2(2)        Subsection 264(17) is amended by adding ", the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada)" after "Criminal Code".

Coming into force

3(1)        This Act, except subsection 2(1), comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Coming into force:  subsection 2(1)

3(2)        Subsection 2(1) comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

Explanatory Note

Under section 264 of The Highway Traffic Act, a person's driver's licence is suspended if the person is convicted of any of a number of offences, or combinations of offences, listed in that section as Category A and Category B offences. Recent amendments to the Criminal Code (Canada) have established a specific offence of motor vehicle theft and new offences respecting property obtained by crime, which can include motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts. This Bill adds these offences to the lists of Category A and B offences so that licence suspensions apply to them.

Subsection 264(17) of the Act is amended by adding a missing referral to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).

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