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1st Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 206

THE DRIVERS AND VEHICLES AMENDMENT ACT (LICENCE PLATES FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS)


Explanatory Note Bilingual Version (PDF)

(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. D104 amended

1           The Drivers and Vehicles Act is amended by this Act.

2           Subsection 60(1) is amended by striking out "A number plate" and substituting "Subject to subsection 60.1(1), a number plate".

3           The following is added after section 60 and before the centred heading that follows it:

Volunteer firefighters' number plates

60.1(1)     The registrar must make available a number plate that bears a volunteer firefighter graphic. The graphic must include the word "VOLUNTEER" and a depiction of a firefighter Maltese Cross, and may include any other design determined by the registrar.

Eligibility for volunteer firefighters' number plates

60.1(2)     Only a person who is a volunteer firefighter is eligible to be issued a number plate that recognizes volunteer firefighters.

4           The following is added after clause 68(1)(m):

(m.1) for the purpose of section 60.1, providing for the manner of determining whether a person is a volunteer firefighter;

Coming into force

5           This Act comes into force on March 1, 2013.

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make a licence plate bearing the word "VOLUNTEER" and a firefighter Maltese Cross available to volunteer firefighters.