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The Legislative Assembly Amendment Act

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S.M. 2016, c. 13

Bill 2, 1 st Session, 41st Legislature

The Legislative Assembly Amendment Act

(Assented to November 10, 2016)

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:

By-election to fill vacancy

27(1)       A by-election must be held if a vacancy in the representation of an electoral division occurs.

Election day within 180 days of vacancy

27(2)       The election day for the by-election must be within 180 days after the vacancy occurs.

Exception

27(3)       Despite subsection (1), no by-election is required if the vacancy occurs less than one year before the election day for 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.