Consolidated Provisions in Force: 1997 Session to 2011 Sessions

The following documents list all statutes enacted, amended or repealed between the 1997 Session and 2011 Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. These documents are no longer being updated. To obtain statute details after the 2011 Session, refer to the statutes' Table of Legislative Changes available on BC Laws.

Click on the appropriate letter in the alphabetical index below to link to the listing you wish to view. A missing letter of the alphabet indicates that no Acts beginning with that letter are included.

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Explanatory Notes:


If the title of the Bill appears in full, ie: "FORESTS STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2000", then the information that follows refers to the entire Bill;

If the title does not include the word "Act", ie: "FOREST", it indicates that the ensuing information refers only to the portion of a Bill affecting the referenced Act, and that the title of the Bill in which that amendment appears may be quite different (as in a consequential amendment).

SBC = Statutes of British Columbia; RS = Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996.


amendment means an amendment to one or more pieces of existing legislation.

consequential amendment means that a particular Act was amended as a result of changes to – or the enactment of – another Act.

new Act means the Act is a complete new Act on a particular subject, or a repeal and replacement of earlier legislation, rather than an amendment to existing legislation. A new Act may also contain amendments to existing statutes that are consequentially affected by it.

Acts such as the Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2000 only affect other statutes. In these cases the "Type" is listed as "amends other Acts". For each statute affected by such an amendment Act there is included a reference to the title of the relevant amendment Act.

Relevant Sections refers to the sections of a new Act or amending Act that affect a particular piece of legislation, NOT the existing sections of the particular legislation which are affected by the subject Act.

How effective:

The Commencement section (usually the last section of a Bill) states whether the Bill is effective on a particular date or whether it comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council. If a Bill does not have a Commencement section, it comes into force on the date of Royal Assent (R/A). IF a provision requires a regulation (Reg) and IF a regulation has been made the information is found under the "In force dates" heading.

In force dates:

In cases where the Bill was effective on Royal Assent or on a set date, that date is listed here. In cases where provisions are to be brought into force by regulation, if a regulation has been passed its number appears in square brackets followed by the relevant date. The Interpretation Act states that the title of an Act and its commencement provision (if any – usually the last section of an Act) come into force on Royal Assent.


Acts which are repealed are shown with the Act title, the citation [year and chapter] for the repealed Act, followed by the word REPEAL.

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