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S.M. 2020, c. 5
Bill 30, 2nd Session, 42nd Legislature
The Fisheries Amendment, Forest Amendment and Provincial Parks Amendment Act
This note is a reader's aid and is not part of the law.
This Act amends three Acts to enable licences and permits under these Acts to be issued using the Internet.
The Forest Act and The Provincial Parks Act are amended to enable private parties to issue licences and permits. Both Acts are amended to provide regulatory authority to issue licences and permits using the Internet.
A requirement in The Fisheries Act that all licences must be signed is removed so that licences may be issued in an electronic format.
(Assented to April 15, 2020)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
THE FISHERIES ACT
Subsection 14.3(11) is replaced with the following:
A licence is not valid if
(a) the licence is issued to a person on the basis of false information; or
(b) the licence is issued to a person who is not eligible to hold it.
THE FOREST ACT
The following is added after section 20:
The minister may authorize a person not employed by the government to issue specified licences or permits on behalf of the minister or the director, subject to such terms and conditions as the minister considers appropriate.
The following is added after clause 41(1)(q):
(q.1) respecting the manner in which licences and permits may be issued, including the submission of applications and the issuance of licences and permits using the Internet;
THE PROVINCIAL PARKS ACT
The following is added after section 30:
The minister may authorize a person not employed by the government to issue specified licences and permits on behalf of the minister, subject to such terms and conditions as the minister considers appropriate.
Clause 33(r) is amended by adding "including the submission of applications and the issuance of licences and permits using the Internet" after "for activities".
COMING INTO FORCE
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.