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S.M. 1999, c. 14



(Assented to July 14, 1999)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. P250 amended

1         The Public Schools Act is amended by this Act.

2         Subsection 72(2) is amended by adding ", subject to section 74," before "acquire".

3         Section 74 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Approval to acquire property

74(1)     Subject to the regulations, a school board shall not do any of the following without the approval of either the minister or the finance board:

(a) purchase, lease or otherwise acquire a building or part of a building to be used for instructional purposes;

(b) erect, enlarge or remodel a building or part of a building to be used for instructional purposes;

(c) enter into a contract for any purpose described in clause (a) or (b).


74(2)     The minister may make regulations respecting approvals, including regulations governing the circumstances under which an approval must be obtained and procedures for the finance board to follow in the approval process.

4         Subsection 260(4) is repealed.

5         Subsection 261(1) is repealed.

Coming into force

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