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S.M. 1998, c. 27
THE TEACHERS' SOCIETY AMENDMENT ACT
(Assented to June 29, 1998)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Teachers' Society Act is amended by this Act.
2 Subsection 5(5) is repealed.
3 Section 6 is repealed and the following is substituted:
6(1) The following persons are eligible to be associate members of the society:
(a) a teacher who is not employed as a teacher;
(b) an instructor teaching in a school, other than a public school, that is designated by the provincial council.
6(2) An application for membership as an associate shall be made in accordance with the bylaws of the society.
6(3) The society shall, by bylaw, determine the rights and responsibilities of associate members and the services the society will provide to them.
4 The following is added after section 6:
6.1(1) A student enrolled in a course of studies that is recognized by the department as leading to qualification as a teacher is eligible to be a student member of the society.
6.1(2) An application for membership as a student shall be made in accordance with the bylaws of the society.
6.1(3) The society shall, by bylaw, determine the rights and responsibilities of student members and the services the society will provide to them.
5 Section 9 is repealed and the following is substituted:
9 For the purpose of elections under this Act, the provincial council shall establish teachers' electoral divisions in the province, and may at any time establish new divisions and alter the boundaries of existing divisions.
6 Sections 11 and 12 are repealed and the following is substituted:
11(1) The officers of the society are the president, the vice-president, the general secretary and any other officers prescribed in the bylaws of the society. The bylaws may prescribe one or more additional vice-presidents.
11(2) The officers, other than the general secretary, shall be elected in accordance with the bylaws of the society.
11(3) The general secretary shall be appointed by the provincial executive.
11(4) The officers shall carry out the duties and exercise the powers that are prescribed in the bylaws and policies of the society.
12(1) The provincial executive shall consist of the president, the vice-president or vice-presidents and any other members prescribed in the bylaws of the society.
12(2) The provincial executive may exercise the powers given to it under this Act and any other powers prescribed in the bylaws of the society.
12(3) The provincial executive shall determine the remuneration to be paid to the general secretary and any other staff.
7 The centered heading preceding section 15 is repealed and the following is substituted:
8 The centered heading "FEES" is added before section 16.
9 Section 17 is repealed and the following is substituted:
17(1) The general secretary shall keep a register of members.
17(2) The following information shall be included in the register:
(a) each member's name and home address;
(b) for each member, other than an associate or student member,
(i) the member's employment status, whether full-time, part-time, casual, and
(ii) the member's school address; and
(c) any other information required by the bylaws of the society.
17(3) Not later than 90 days after the first day of every school year, each school division and school district shall provide the information referred to in clauses (2)(a) and (b) with respect to each member it employs to the general secretary for inclusion in the register.
17(4) Within 30 days of becoming aware of a change in any of the information referred to in clauses (2)(a) and (b), a school division or school district shall provide the revised information to the general secretary for inclusion in the register.
17(5) The register shall be open for inspection by the minister or a delegate of the minister, the members of the society, any superintendent appointed or employed by a school division or school district or a delegate of the superintendent, and any other person specified in the bylaws of the society.
10 Subsection 18(8) is amended by striking out "Originating Notice of Motion returnable before a Judge of" and substituting "notice of application to".
11 On the coming into force of this Act, the president designate and vice-president then in office shall become the first and second vice-presidents of the society, and they shall remain in office until the next annual general meeting of the provincial council, at which time an election shall be held for the number of vice-presidents prescribed in the bylaws of the society.
12 This Act comes into force on July 1, 1998 or on the day it receives royal assent, whichever is later.