Statutes Amendment Act brings clarity and efficiency to existing laws

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The Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 6) was introduced on November 18 to enhance efficiency of legislation across three ministries.

Bill 6 includes amendments to the following pieces of legislation:
  • The Farm Implement Act and Farm Implement Dealership Act (Agriculture and Rural Development) will be merged for ease of access to information and amended to align more closely with similar legislation in other provinces.
  • The Dairy Industry Omnibus Act (2002) (Agriculture and Rural Development) is being repealed. The act was originally put in place to transfer governance from the provincial Dairy Board to Alberta Milk, a marketing board that represents and is elected by Alberta’s dairy producers. Alberta Milk is well established and the transitional legislation is no longer needed.
  • The Safety Code Act (Municipal Affairs) amendments will allow pressure vessel drawings to be approved and registered by qualified safety codes officers, which will allow faster turnaround for requests.
  • The Workers’ Compensation Act (Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour) will add wording to clarify the release of information to the Appeals Commission in hearing appeals from workers and employers.

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