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  • June 19, 2008 Passed Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act, be read for the third time.
  • Feb. 19, 2008 Passed I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Sahtu, that Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancy Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill includes a number of amendments to update the Residential Tenancy Act and to streamline the application and hearing process, including amendments that would: 1) allow a landlord to require a pet security deposit from a tenant who keeps or plans to keep a pet on a rental premises; 2) require landlords to conduct inspection of rental premises at the beginning and end of tenancy and provide opportunities for tenants to participate; 3) allow interest rates on security deposits and pet security deposits to be set in the regulations; 4) limit the rental officer’s discretion to terminate a fixed-term tenancy before the end of the term in circumstances where the tenant has not breached obligations under the agreement; 5) provide the rental officer with the discretion to determine whether to mediate or proceed directly to a hearing when an application is received; 6) empower the rental officer to issue eviction orders; 7) allow the rental officer to conduct hearings by a method of telecommunication; 8) require the rental officer to make an annual report to the Minister, and require it to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Feb. 18, 2008 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Hon. Member from Sahtu, that Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act, be read for the first time. Mahsi.