The Hon. D. C. WOTTON (Minister of Environment): I
That this Bill be now read a second time. This short Bill proposes two amendments to the principal Act, the Dog Control Act, 1979. It proposes amendments to section 58 of the principal Act which deals with the licensing by councils of kennels, the effect of which would be that the fees for such licences may be fixed by the councils by by-laws, instead of, as at present, by the Governor by regulation.
The Bill also proposes a provision designed to make it clear that by-laws under the principal Act shall be made by councils in the manner provided by Part XXXIX of the Local Government Act, 1934-1979. I seek leave to have the explanation of the clauses inserted in Hansard without my reading it.
Explanation of Clauses
Clause 1 is formal. Clause 2 amends section 58 of the principal Act so that it provides that the fees for licences for kennel establishment may be fixed by the councils by by-law. Clause 3 provides for enactment of a new section 65a providing that any by-laws made by councils under the principal Act shall be made in the manner provided by Part XXXIX of the Local Government Act, 1934-1979.
Mr. HEMMINGS secured the adjournment of the debate.