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First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Version of section 6 from 2006-04-01 to 2016-03-31:

Marginal note:Notice of proposed laws

  •  (1) The council of a first nation shall, at least 60 days before making a law under any of paragraphs 5(1)(a) to (c), including a law repealing such a law or an amendment to such a law other than one referred to in paragraph 10(a) or (b),

    • (a) publish a notice of the proposed law in a local newspaper;

    • (b) post the notice in a public place on the reserve lands of the first nation; and

    • (c) send the notice, by mail or electronic means, to the First Nations Tax Commission, to members of the first nation, to others who have interests in those lands or rights to occupy, possess or use those lands and to every government, organization and individ­ual who, in the opinion of the council, may be affected by the proposed law.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (2) The First Nations Tax Commission may exempt a first nation from the requirements of subsection (1) in respect of an amendment of a law if the Commission considers that the amendment is not significant.

  • Marginal note:Content of notice

    (3) A notice referred to in subsection (1) shall

    • (a) describe the proposed law;

    • (b) state where a copy of the proposed law may be obtained;

    • (c) invite representations regarding the proposed law to be made, in writing, to the council within 60 days after the date stated in the notice; and

    • (d) if the council is to review the proposed law at a public meeting, state the time and place of the meeting.

  • Marginal note:Council to consider representations

    (4) Before making a law under any of paragraphs 5(1)(a) to (c), the council of a first nation shall consider any representations that were made in accordance with paragraph (3)(c) or at a meeting referred to in paragraph (3)(d).

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