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HEATING OIL AND PROPANE REBATE ACT

HEATING OIL AND PROPANE
REBATE ACT

Chapter H‑7.5

Table of Contents

                1       Definition

                2       Rebate


                3       Terms and conditions

                4       Repayment of rebate

                5       Offences and penalties

                6       Regulations

                7       Consequential amendment

                8       Repeal

                9       Coming into force

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Definition

1   In this Act, “Minister” means the Minister determined under section 16 of the Government Organization Act as the Minister responsible for this Act.

 

Rebate

2   If authorized by the regulations, the Minister may, in accordance with the regulations, provide a rebate with respect to the purchase of oil or propane for residential, commercial or industrial heating purposes within Alberta.

 

Terms and conditions

3   A rebate is subject to the following terms and conditions:

                             (a)    the oil or propane shall not, except under special circumstances approved by the Minister, be used in an area that is

                                     (i)    subject to an agreement under section 45 of the Municipal Government Act with respect to natural gas, or

                                    (ii)    a franchise area as defined in section 1(f) of the Gas Distribution Act;

                             (b)    the terms and conditions that may be prescribed by regulation;

                             (c)    any terms and conditions the Minister considers appropriate.

 

Repayment of rebate

4(1)  The Minister may require repayment of a rebate, in whole or in part, by a recipient of a rebate who

                             (a)    receives the rebate contrary to a provision of this Act,

                             (b)    does not comply with a term or condition of the rebate, or

                             (c)    fails to disclose or misrepresents a material fact in the application for the rebate.

(2)  An amount required to be repaid under subsection (1) is a debt due to the Government.

(3)  The Minister may bring an action in debt to collect the debt due.

 

Offences and penalties

5  A person is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not more than $10 000 if the person

                             (a)    fails to disclose or misrepresents a material fact in the application for a rebate, or

                             (b)    fails to comply with a term or condition of a rebate.

 

Regulations

6   The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations

                             (a)    respecting an application for a rebate;

                             (b)    authorizing and respecting the provision of a rebate;

                             (c)    prescribing terms and conditions that apply to a rebate;

                             (d)    governing any other matter necessary for the administration of this Act for which no specific provision is made in this Act.

 

 

7   (This section amends the Natural Gas Price Protection Act; the amendment has been incorporated into that Act.)

 

Repeal

8   The Natural Gas Rebates Act, RSA 2000 cN‑2,  is repealed.

 

Coming into force

9   This Act comes into force on Proclamation.

(NOTE:   Proclaimed in force February 1, 2009.)