Bill 16: An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act (Historical)
This bill was last introduced in the 16th Assembly, 6th Session, which ended in August 2011.
This bill has received Commissioner's Assent and is, or will soon become, law.
All sorts of information on this bill is available on the Legislative Assembly's website
- Aug. 23, 2011 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the third time.
- May 17, 2011 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill includes amendments that make the use of a restricted electronic device while operating a motor vehicle an offence, unless it is designated as a hands-free device and used in a hands-free manner. Restricted electronic devices are to be prescribed along with who may use them. Certain classes of drivers are exempt or may be exempted under the regulations. The holders of learner’s and probationary driver’s licences may be further restricted or prohibited from the use of these devices by regulation. The threshold for reporting accidents is raised from $1,000 to $2,000. The registrar of motor vehicles is also given powers to refuse a certificate of registration, permit or driver’s licence or to cancel a licence for non-payment of fines pertaining to motor vehicle offences under the Deh Cho Bridge Act or Summary Conviction Procedures Act. Minor amendments are also made to ensure consistency of terminology, improve clarity of expression, and confirm with prevailing drafting practices. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
- May 16, 2011 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the first time.
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