Municipalities Enabling and Validating (No. 4) Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 24)

  • July 22, 2020

Click here to view the full bill: MUNICIPALITIES ENABLING AND VALIDATING (No. 4) AMENDMENT ACT, 2020 (BILL 24)

Amended: Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 4), S.B.C. 2011, c. 14

Summary: As background, since 2017, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has applied parcel taxes on properties for water and sewage services but did not establish a parcel tax review panel as required by the Local Government Act and the Community Charter and did not pass a bylaw that was compliant;

Bill 24 amends the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 4) including to:

  • Retroactively validate the imposition and collection of parcel taxes by the FVRD from 2017 to 2020 under specified bylaws;
  • Require the establishment of a parcel tax roll review panel for specified taxation years regarding taxes imposed under specified bylaws.

In Force: On Royal Assent

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