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[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 441

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ActJune 3, 2010

  Act BEFORE repealed by 2010-6-100, effective June 3, 2010 (Royal Assent).

Statute Uniformity Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 441

 Appointment of board

1  (1)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council must appoint 3 qualified members of the Law Society of British Columbia, who, with their successors, constitute a board of commissioners for the promotion of uniformity of provincial legislation in Canada.

(2)  The commissioners hold office for a term of 3 years from the date of appointment or until their successors are appointed.

(3)  Vacancies in the board are to be filled for the remainder of the term by the Lieutenant Governor in Council appointing other qualified members of the Law Society of British Columbia.

 Duties of board

2  It is the duty of the board

(a) to examine and consider all subjects within Provincial jurisdiction in which uniformity seems desirable,

(b) to meet at least annually in conference with the commissioners appointed for the same purpose by other provinces,

(c) to form with them and the Canadian Bar Association a national conference of provincial commissioners to draft uniform laws to be submitted for approval and adoption by the legislatures of the provinces, and

(d) generally to take action that will best promote the enactment of uniform provincial laws in Canada.

 Annual report

3  The board of commissioners must

(a) keep a record of all its transactions, and

(b) make a report on them with recommendations to the Lieutenant Governor in Council for submission to the Legislature at each of its sessions.

 Appropriation for expenses

4  (1)  The members of the board are not entitled to receive compensation for their services, but are entitled to be paid out of the consolidated revenue fund, on the certificate of the board approved by the Attorney General, the amount of the travelling and other personal expenses necessarily incurred by them in the discharge of their official duties.

(2)  There must also be annually paid out of the consolidated revenue fund, on the recommendation of the board approved by the Attorney General, the expense of printing and clerical assistance incurred by the board in its work, and a sum not exceeding $500 to meet, with appropriations from other provinces for a similar purpose, British Columbia's share of the expense of the work carried on by the national conference of provincial commissioners.