Legislative Updates: New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

1. The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning) (s. 25). 

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 15, 2018, as the day on which section 25 of The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning) (S.M. 2018, c. 14) comes into force.

This Act amends The Planning Act.

2. The Drivers and Vehicles Amendment and Highway Traffic Amendment Act (whole Act except s. 9 and 10)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name November 1, 2018, as the day on which The Drivers and Vehicles Amendment and Highway Traffic Amendment Act (S.M. 2018, c. 12), except sections 9 and 10, comes into force.

This Act amends The Drivers and Vehicles Act to make the offence of careless driving under The Highway Traffic Act an offence that must be reported to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. The report enables the Registrar to proceed with driver improvement measures if warranted.

The Act also amends The Highway Traffic Act to require a three-day roadside licence suspension when a driver is charged with prohibited use of a cell phone or similar hand-held communication device while driving. For a second or subsequent offence in a 10-year period, the suspension period is increased to 7 days.

A driver whose licence is suspended receives a temporary driving permit valid until the end of the next day. The suspension for that person takes effect once the temporary permit expires.

The suspension may not be appealed to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board.

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