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S.M. 2012, c. 24
Bill 22, 1st Session, 40th Legislature
The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Extension of Ignition-Interlock Program)
(Assented to June 14, 2012)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.
2 Subsection 279(21) is amended in subclause (a)(ii) and clause (b) by striking out "specified".
3(1) Subsection 279.1(1) is amended
(a) in the part before the definition "approved ignition-interlock device", by adding "and in sections 279.2 and 279.3" at the end;
(b) in clauses (a) to (c) of the definition "restricted licence", by striking out "specified"; and
(c) by adding the following definition:
"designated offence" means an offence described in
(a) clause (a) or (a.1) of the definition "Category A offence" in subsection 264(1), or
3(2) Subsection 279.1(1.2) is replaced with the following:
279.1(1.2) When a person applies for a driver's licence within the period prescribed in the regulations after the expiration of a licence suspension or driving disqualification imposed in respect of the person's conviction for a designated offence, the registrar may issue only a restricted licence to the person.
3(3) Subsection 279.1(5) is replaced with the following:
279.1(5) A person is deemed to contravene clause 225(1)(a) if
(a) the person holds a restricted licence and drives
(i) a motor vehicle contrary to the requirements of the ignition-interlock program,
(ii) a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an approved ignition-interlock device, or
(iii) a motor vehicle that is equipped with an approved ignition-interlock device that is not functioning properly or has been tampered with, interfered with or disabled; or
(b) the person does not hold a valid restricted licence and drives a motor vehicle at a time when subsection (1.2) or (1.3) and the regulations require the person's driver's licence to be a restricted licence.
3(4) Clauses 279.1(7)(b.1) and (c) are replaced with the following:
(b.1) for the purpose of subsection (1.2), prescribing periods during which the registrar may issue only a restricted licence to a person convicted of committing a designated offence, including different periods that apply
(i) in respect of convictions for different designated offences, or
(ii) in respect of a person's
(A) first conviction, or
(B) second or subsequent conviction, whether the convictions are for the same designated offence or represent a combination of designated offences;
4 Subsection 279.2(3) is amended by striking out "279(2.4)" and substituting "279(22)".
5 This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.