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S.M. 2021, c. 25
Bill 23, 3rd Session, 42nd Legislature
The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Control of Traffic by Flag Persons)
This note was written as a reader's aid to the Bill and is not part of the law.
This Bill amends The Highway Traffic Act to enable traffic authorities to authorize a flag person to temporarily control traffic on behalf of a third party, such as a festival organizer or a film production company.
(Assented to May 20, 2021)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Subsection 1(1) is amended
(a) by adding the following definition:
"flag person" means a person temporarily controlling traffic on a portion of a highway in accordance with subsection 77(10); (« signaleur »)
(b) in the definition "peace officer", by striking out "and" at the end of clause (a), adding "and" at the end of clause (b) and adding the following after clause (b):
Subsections 77(10) and (11) are replaced with the following:
A traffic authority may
(a) authorize or direct a flag person to temporarily control traffic on a portion of a highway under the authority's jurisdiction; or
(b) authorize or direct a person or entity to temporarily control traffic on a portion of a highway under the authority's jurisdiction by means of one or more flag persons.
Subsection 134(1) is amended by replacing the definition "flag person" with the following:
Subsection 210(2) is amended by striking out "a flagman who is authorized by, or who is an employee of, the traffic authority, or a peace officer," and substituting "a peace officer".
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.