4th Session, 42nd Legislature
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THE DRIVERS AND VEHICLES AMENDMENT ACT (POPPY NUMBER PLATES)
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The following is added after section 60.1:
The following definitions apply in this section.
"eligible person" means a person who is
(a) an active member of the Canadian Forces who has honourably served for at least one year;
(b) a former member of the Canadian Forces who was honourably discharged; or
(c) a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force who voluntarily resigned in good standing from the force. (« personne admissible »)
"poppy number plate" means a number plate that depicts a red poppy and the Canadian flag and includes any other depiction or design as may be determined by the registrar. (« plaque d'immatriculation arborant le coquelicot »)
The registrar must make poppy number plates available to an eligible person
(a) for a motor vehicle the person owns that is registered in a registration class prescribed by regulation; or
(b) for commemorative purposes and not for use on a motor vehicle.
An eligible person who wishes to be issued poppy number plates must apply in the form and provide the information that the registrar requires.
Before issuing poppy number plates, the registrar must be satisfied that the person applying for them is an eligible person.
A person must not display on a motor vehicle poppy number plates that were issued for commemorative purposes under clause (2)(b).
A person who is not an eligible person must not display poppy number plates on a motor vehicle.
Despite subsection (6), a surviving spouse or common-law partner of an eligible person may display poppy number plates on a motor vehicle if they apply for and receive a transfer of the plates under subsection 55(2).
The minister may direct that all or a portion of the charges collected for poppy number plates are to be paid by the administrator to a registered charity specified by the minister.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.