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3rd Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 200

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT ACT (DEMOCRACY FOR VOTERS)


  Bilingual version (PDF) 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. L110 amended

1           The Legislative Assembly Act is amended by this Act.

2           Section 27 is replaced with the following:

Vacancies to be filled within 180 days

27          An election to fill a vacancy in the representation of an electoral division must be called within 180 days after the seat becomes vacant unless

(a) a fixed date election is scheduled to take place within one year after the seat becomes vacant; or

(b) a provincially declared state of emergency exists in an area of the electoral division where the seat is vacant, in which case the election must be called within 30 days after the state of emergency is no longer in effect.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Legislative Assembly Act to require a by-election to be called within 180 days after a seat becomes vacant unless a fixed date election is to be held within a year or a state of emergency exists in the affected electoral division.