Bill No.7, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2011 was introduced in the legislature today by Attorney General Barry Penner, and if passed will amend:
Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act - Amendments will make minor revisions. Included in the changes is a provision that will permit an attorney acting under an enduring power of attorney to access property belonging to an adult who appointed the attorney.
Family Maintenance Enforcement Act - The amendments will streamline processes, eliminate unnecessary filing requirements and make the enforcement of maintenance obligations more effective. The amendment will also reduce workload and costs for court services and family maintenance enforcement program staff.
Clean Energy Act - An amendment allows B.C. families and businesses to finance energy efficiency improvements to their homes or businesses through a loan from their utility company, BC Hydro or FortisBC. Through Pay-as-you-Save (PAYS) financing, British Columbians can pay for energy efficiency improvements on their utility bill and have the option to transfer the loan to the next owner/renter when they move. In many cases, B.C. families and businesses will be able to cover the cost of energy efficiency retrofits through their energy savings.
Ministry of Environment Act - Authorizes publication of personal information regarding individuals with overdue fines owing under environmental legislation. The amendments build on existing authority in the act that authorizes the publication of information about environmental violators.
Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act,
Family Maintenance Enforcement Act
Ministry of Attorney General
250 889-5945 (cell)
Clean Energy Act
Ministry of Energy and Mines
250 213-6934 (cell)
Ministry of Environment Act
Ministry of Environment