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CHAPTER 19.

An Act to Amend Chapter 17 of the Revised Statutes,

1923, the "Land Tax Act".

(Passed the 19th day of March, A. D. 1926.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly as follows:

1. Chapter 17, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, Section added. 1923, is amended by inserting between Section 6 and Section 7 thereof the following section: 6A. Every person who, wilfully or without lawful Penglty for so

fusal or neglect excuse, refuses or neglects to fill up, to the best of to sn up form. his knowledge and belief, any form, schedule or turn; or malding return, which he has been requested by the Minister to complete, or refuses or neglects to sign and deliver up or otherwise return the same when and as required, or makes, signs, delivers or returns, or causes to be made, signed, delivered or returned, any wilfully false answer or statement as to any matter specified in such form, schedule or return, shall be iable, upon summary conviction, to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars and not less than ten dollars.

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2. Section 13 of said Chapter 17 is amended by Sec. 13 added adding thereto the following:

If any tax imposed by this Chapter or any part of such tax is not paid on or before the 1st day of August of the year in which such tax is imposed, interest at the rate of six per centum per annum from the 1st day of January of such year shall be payable on the amount remaining from time to time unpaid. 3. Sub-section 2 of Section 15 of said Chapter is Sec. 15 (2)

; sub repealed and the following substituted therefor:

(2) Any tax imposed by this Chapter may at the Tith interest option of the Attorney-General be recovered with interest as aforesaid and costs in any Court of competent jurisdiction by and in the name of the AttorneyGeneral, and the action shall be tried without a jury.

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CHAPTER 20.

An Act to Amend Chapter 20, Revised Statutes of

Nova Scotia, 1923, “The Vital Statistics Act”.

(Passed the 15th day of Marob, A. D. 1926.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly, as follows:

Sec. 2, ss. (a) repealed; substituted.

1. Sub-section (a) of Section 2 of Chapter 20, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1923, is repealed, and the following substituted therefor:

Registrar.

(a) the expression "Registrar” means the Registrar-General and includes the Deputy Registrar-General.

Sec. 3 amended.

2. Section 3. of said Chapter 20 is amended by striking out the words "The Provincial Secretary in the first line thereof, and substituting therefor the words “The Minister of Natural Resources".

Sec. 4 repealed;

3. Section 4 of said Chapter 20 is repealed, and substituted.

the following substituted therefor:

Deputy
Registrar
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4. The Provincial Health Officer, for the time being, shall be the Deputy Registrar-General, and shall perform the duties prescribed by this Chapter.

Sec. 37 amended.

4. Section 37 of said Chapter 20 is amended by adding thereto the following clause: "whether such birth occurred before or after the enactment of this Chapter".

CHAPTER 21.

An Act to Amend Chapter 22 of the Revised Statutes,

1923, “Of Mines and Minerals”.

(Papued the 19th day of March, A. D. 1926.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly, as follows:

Secs. 231 and

1. Chapter 22 of the Revised Statutes, 1923, 233 amended! “Of Mines and Minerals”, is amended by striking out the word "submarine" wherever it occurs in Sections 231 and 233 of said Act: Provided that this Act shall only apply to Area 117 of the Acadia Coal Company, Limited, in the County of Pictou, and to any application of Greenwood Coal Company Limited, in reference thereto.

CHAPTER 22.

An Act to Amend Chapter 37, Revised Statutes

of Nova Scotia, 1923, “Of Sti

pendiary Magistrates.'

(Passed the 19th day of March, A. D. 1926.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly, as follows:

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1. Section 3 of Chapter 37, Revised Statutes of Subsection Nova Scotia, 1923, is amended by adding thereto the following sub-section:

(3) Every such Stipendiary Magistrate shall make Stipendiary a semi-annual report, under oath, to the Attorney-make semiGeneral, on the first day of June and the first day to Attorneyof December in each year, respecting every criminal matter and every penal matter which has come before him; such report shall contain the name of the accused, the name and office, if any, of the informant, the offence charged, the date upon which the information was laid, the date or dates of trial, the decision or judgment, the amount of the penalty or sentence,

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the amount of such Stipendiary Magistrate's fees therein, the amount of constable's fees therein, and in the

in the case of the imposition of a fine and costs, or costs alone, the name and office of the person to whom such fine and costs, or costs alone, has been paid, and the date of such payment. If any such Stipendiary Magistrate fails or neglects to make such report at the times and in the manner herein prescribed, he shall be subject to removal from office by the Governor-in-Council.

CHAPTER 23.

An Act to Amend Chapter 37, Revised Statutes of

Nova Scotia, 1923, “Of Stipendiary Magistrates”.

(Passed the 19th day of March, A. D. 1926.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly as follows:

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Sec. 16 repealed; 1. Section 16 of Chapter 37, Revised Statutes of substituted.

Nova Scotia, 1923, is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

Warrants or 16. Except in cases where the cause or matter returnable be- arose outside the boundaries of any city or incorfor city or towy porated town, warrants or other process issued in

a criminal or penal cause or matter in any city or incorporated town shall be returnable before the Stipendiary Magistrate for such city or incorporated town, or before such other magistrate as may be acting in the absence of such Stipendiary Magistrate or at his request, under the provisions of any statute in that behalf.

CHAPTER 24.

An Act to Amend Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of

Nova Scotia, 1923, “The Constables Act”.

(Passed the 19th day of March, A. D. 1926.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembly as follows:

1. Sub-section (1) of Section 19 of Chapter 44, Sec. 19. 8. (1)

subRevised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1923, is repealed stituted. and the following substituted therefor:

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(1) The Governor-in-Council may from time to Governor-intime appoint provincial constables, each of whom appoint shall hold office for a period of two years, unless he Constables. is sooner removed from office by the Governor-inCouncil or he resigns. Every such constable shall be eligible for re-appointment without additional fee. 2.

Section 19 of said Chapter 44 is further amended Subsection addby adding thereto the following sub-section: (5)

Every provincial constable shall make a semi-Constable? to annual report under oath on the first day of June annual report and the first day of December in each year to the General. Attorney-General, which shall contain an account of all duties performed by him in any criminal or penal matter in which he has been engaged, and the amount of fees received by him therefor in each case. If any such provincial constable fails or neglects to make such report at the times and in the manner herein prescribed, he shall be subject to removal from office by the Governor-in-Council.

Sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of said Sections Chapter 44 are repealed.

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