Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature
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THE EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT ACT (RESTRICTING ASSISTANCE — OUTSTANDING WARRANTS)
(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Employment and Income Assistance Act is amended by this Act.
2 The following is added after section 5.4:
5.5 Subject to the regulations, the director must either deny, reduce, suspend or discontinue the income assistance or general assistance otherwise payable if, in respect of an applicant, recipient or dependant,
(a) a warrant for arrest has been issued;
(b) the warrant issued is for an indictable offence that has been prescribed for the purpose of this section; and
3 The following is added after clause 19(1)(g.3):
(g.4) prescribing circumstances in which the director may, despite section 5.5, commence or continue to provide income assistance or general assistance to an applicant, recipient or dependant;
(g.5) establishing the manner in which income assistance or general assistance may be denied, reduced, suspended or discontinued under section 5.5 and prescribing the amount of any reduction;
(g.6) prescribing indictable offences for the purpose of section 5.5;
4 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.