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1st Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 2

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT ACT


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(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:

Vacancy to be filled within 180 days

27          A vacancy in the representation of an electoral division must not remain unfilled for more than 180 days, unless the vacancy occurs less than one year before a general election held on a fixed date under section 49.1 of The Elections Act.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

The Legislative Assembly Act currently requires a by-election to be held within one year of a vacancy occurring in the representation of an electoral division. This Bill requires a by-election to be conducted within 180 days after a vacancy occurs. This requirement does not apply if the vacancy occurs less than one year before a general election held on a fixed date.