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     Alberta Regulation 151/99

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 19, 1999

Made Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to sections 47 and 48 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 16.081 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     16.081   For the 1999/2000 fiscal year of the Board, an annual
adjustment factor

               (a)  of 1.11 must be applied to the administration fees
in section 16.070, and

               (b)  of 1.94 must be applied to the administration fees
in section 16.080.


3   Section 16.100 is repealed and the following is substituted:

16.100   For the purpose of Part 11 of the Act, the prescribed date for the
1999/2000 fiscal year of the Board is March 31, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 152/99

     Electric Utilities

     COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE COAL COST INFORMATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 28, 1999

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 31/99) pursuant to
section 45.97 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Commercially Sensitive Coal Cost Information Regulation (AR 130/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "section 20(5)" wherever it occurs
and substituting "section 20(2)".


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     Alberta Regulation 153/99

     Electric Utilities Act

     DISTRIBUTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 28, 1999

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 35/99) pursuant to
section 31.98 of the Electric Utilities Act.



1   The Distribution Regulation (AR 168/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 18: 

Right to extend dates and lengthen periods
     18.1   The Minister may extend any date or lengthen any period set
out in this Regulation relating to a preliminary distribution tariff or a
final distribution tariff, whether or not the date or period has expired. 


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     Alberta Regulation 154/99

     Alberta Corporate Tax Act

     ALBERTA CORPORATE TAX AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 296/99) pursuant to
sections 56 and 72.4 of the Alberta Corporate Tax Act.


1   The Alberta Corporate Tax Regulation (AR 105/81) is amended by this
Regulation. 


2   Section 2(3) is repealed.


3   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     3   Part XLIII of the federal regulations applies for the purpose of
prescribing the interest rate under any section of the Act requiring a
prescribed interest rate, except that

               (a)  the reference to "Receiver General" in paragraph
4301(a) of the federal regulations shall be read as a reference to
"Provincial Treasurer";

               (b)  subparagraph 4301(a)(ii) of the federal regulations
shall be read as "3.5 per cent";

               (c)  subparagraph 4301(b)(ii) of the federal regulations
shall be read as "0.0 per cent".


4   Part 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     PART 5

     FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
     CAPITAL TAX


     11(1)  For the purposes of the definition of SP in section 95(1) of
the Act, the percentage of a financial institution's taxable capital that
is deemed to be used by it in a taxation year in a jurisdiction other than
Canada is calculated under the rules in sections 12 and 13, except that
references to "Alberta" shall be read as "Canada".

     (2)  For the purposes of the definitions of D and E in section 95(5)
of the Act, the percentage of a financial institution's taxable capital
that is deemed to be used by it in a taxation year in a jurisdiction other
than Alberta is calculated under the rules in sections 12 and 13.

     (3)  For the purposes of the definition of A in section 97(2) of the
Act, the percentage of a financial institution's adjusted taxable capital
that is deemed to be used by it in a taxation year in a jurisdiction other
than Alberta is calculated under the rules in sections 12 and 13, except
that references to "taxable capital" shall be read as "adjusted taxable
capital".


     12   The percentage of the taxable capital of a bank that is deemed
to be used in a jurisdiction other than Alberta in a taxation year is
determined by the following formula:

     where 

     A    is the aggregate of the salaries and wages paid in the year by
the bank to its employees of its permanent establishments in jurisdictions
other than Alberta,

     B    is the aggregate of the salaries and wages paid in the year by
the bank to its employees employed in all jurisdictions,

     C    is the aggregate amount of the loans and deposits of the
permanent establishments of the bank in jurisdictions other than Alberta
for the year, and

     D    is the aggregate amount of loans and deposits of the bank in
all jurisdictions for the year.


     13   The percentage of the taxable capital of a loan and trust
corporation that is deemed to be used in a jurisdiction other than Alberta
in a taxation year is determined by the following formula:

     where

     E    is the aggregate of the gross revenue of the corporation for
the year arising from

               (a)  loans secured by real property situated in a
jurisdiction other than Alberta in which the corporation has a permanent
establishment,

               (b)  loans not secured by real property and made to
persons residing in a jurisdiction other than Alberta in which the
corporation has a permanent establishment,

               (c)  loans administered by permanent establishments of
the corporation in a jurisdiction other than Alberta and made to persons
residing in a jurisdiction in which the corporation has no permanent
establishment, but not including loans secured by real property situated in
Alberta, and

               (d)  business conducted at permanent establishments of
the corporation in a jurisdiction other than Alberta, other than the making
of loans,

     and

     F    is the total revenue of the corporation for the year.


     13.1(1)  For the purposes of the definition of PTC in section 97.1(1)
of the Act, the portion of a bank's taxable capital employed in Canada that
is used in jurisdictions outside Alberta in a taxation year is determined
by the following formula:

     where 

     TC   is the bank's taxable capital employed in Canada for the year,

     A    is the aggregate of the salaries and wages paid in the year by
the bank to its employees of its permanent establishments in provinces
other than Alberta,

     B    is the aggregate of the salaries and wages paid in the year by
the bank to its employees employed in Canada,

     C    is the aggregate amount of loans and deposits of the permanent
establishments of the bank in provinces other than Alberta for the year,
and

     D    is the aggregate amount of loans and deposits of the bank in
Canada for the year.

     (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the amount of loans for a
taxation year is 1/12 of the aggregate of the amounts outstanding on the
loans made by the bank at the close of business on the last day of each
month in the year.

     (3)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the amount of deposits for a
taxation year is 1/12 of the aggregate of the amounts on deposit with the
bank at the close of business on the last day of each month in the year.

     (4)  For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), loans and deposits
do not include bonds, stocks, debentures, items in transit and deposits in
favour of Her Majesty in right of Canada.

     13.2   For the purposes of the definition of PTC in section 97.1(1)
of the Act, the portion of a loan and trust corporation's taxable capital
employed in Canada that is used in jurisdictions outside Alberta in a
taxation year is determined by the following formula:

     where

     TC   is the corporation's taxable capital employed in Canada for the
year,

     E    is the aggregate of the gross revenue of the corporation for
the year arising from

               (a)  loans secured by real property situated in a
province other than Alberta in which the corporation has a permanent
establishment,

               (b)  loans not secured by real property and made to
persons residing in a province other than Alberta in which the corporation
has a permanent establishment,

               (c)  loans administered by permanent establishments of
the corporation in provinces other than Alberta and made to persons
residing in a province in which the corporation has no permanent
establishment, but not including loans secured by real property situated in
Alberta, and

               (d)  business conducted at permanent establishments of
the corporation in provinces other than Alberta, other than the making of
loans, 

     and

     F    is the total gross revenue of the corporation for the year.


5   Section 15(c) is amended by striking out "section 72.2(2)" and
substituting "section 72.2(4)".


6   Section 17 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "section 72.2(2)" and
substituting "section 72.2(4)";

     (b)  in subsection (2)(a) and (b) by striking out "have expired or
been exercised" and substituting "have been exhausted or extinguished".


7   Section 18(2)(a) and (b) are amended by striking out "have expired or
been exercised" and substituting "have been exhausted or extinguished".


8(1)  Section 3 comes into force on October 1, 1999.

(2)  Section 4 comes into force on November 1, 1999 and applies in respect
of taxation years commencing on or after November 1, 1999.


     Alberta Regulation 155/99

     Fuel Tax Act

     FUEL TAX AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 297/99) pursuant to
section 39 of the Fuel Tax Act.


1   The Fuel Tax Regulation (AR 388/87) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (f.1):

     (f.2)     "identification card" means

               (i)  a card issued under the Indian Act (Canada)
indicating that the holder is an Indian, if the Minister has agreed with
the issuer of the card to accept the card for the purposes of the Act and
this Regulation, or

               (ii) a ministerial identification card issued by the
Minister under section 12.4;


3   Section 2(2) is amended by striking out "2(1)(c)" and substituting
"2(1.3)".


4   Section 12.1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by adding ", from time to time," after
"imposed";

     (b)  in subsection (4)(a) by adding the following after subclause
(i):

               (i.1)     a term or condition imposed under subsection (2), 

     (c)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following: 

          (5)  The Minister may cancel or suspend the registration of an
exempt sale retailer if the Minister is satisfied that the exempt sale
retailer has contravened

               (a)  the Act or the regulations made under the Act,

               (b)  any other Act or regulation of Alberta that imposes
any tax, or 

               (c)  any term or condition imposed under subsection (2).


5   Section 12.2(3)(c)(i) is amended by striking out "issued under section
12.4".


6   Section 12.4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Identification cards
     12.4(1)  After receipt of an application on a form provided by the
Minister, the Minister shall issue a ministerial identification card to an
Indian if the Minister is satisfied that the Indian is 16 years of age or
older.

     (2)  After receipt of an application on a form provided by the
Minister, the Minister shall issue a ministerial identification card to an
Indian band, if all or part of the reserve of the Indian band is located in
Alberta or the Indian band has an office in Alberta.

     (3)  A ministerial identification card expires on the date specified
on the card.

     (4)  For the reasons set out in subsection (5), the Minister may, 

               (a)  in the case of a ministerial identification card,
cancel the identification card, and, 

               (b)  in the case of an identification card referred to
in section 1(1)(f.2)(i), declare the identification card to be invalid for
the purposes of the Act and this Regulation.

     (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), the reasons are as follows:

               (a)  in the case of a ministerial identification card,
the Minister is satisfied that the holder of the card does not meet the
requirements of subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be;

               (b)  the holder of the identification card has not paid
an amount assessed under the Act or the Tobacco Tax Act;

               (c)  the identification card has been lost, stolen or
destroyed;

               (d)  the identification card is unusable due to damage.

     (6)  Where the Minister has cancelled a ministerial identification
card or has declared an identification card referred to in section
1(1)(f.2)(i) to be invalid, the Minister shall notify exempt sale retailers
that the identification card has been cancelled or has been declared to be
invalid, as the case may be.

     (7)  If a ministerial identification card has been cancelled for the
reason referred to in subsection (5)(b), and the assessment has been paid,
the Minister shall, after receiving an application in the form provided by
the Minister, issue a replacement card.

     (8)  If the Minister has declared that an identification card
referred to in section 1(1)(f.2)(i) is invalid for the reason referred to
in subsection (5)(b), and the assessment is paid, the Minister shall notify
exempt sale retailers that the identification card is again valid.

     (9)  If a ministerial identification card has been cancelled for a
reason referred to in subsection (5)(c) or (d), the Minister shall, after
receiving an application in the form provided by the Minister, issue a
replacement card.


7   The following is added after section 12.4:

Credit against assessment
     12.41(1)  Where a ministerial identification card issued under
section 12.4 has been cancelled or the Minister has declared that an
identification card referred to in section 1(1)(f.2)(i) is invalid for the
reason referred to in section 12.4(5)(b), the Minister may, after receiving
an application in the form provided by the Minister, credit against the
amount of the assessment owing, the amount of taxes paid under the Act or
the Tobacco Tax Act on any subsequent purchase of fuel oil or tobacco.

     (2)  A credit under subsection (1) may only be given if

               (a)  the fuel oil or tobacco is purchased from an exempt
sale retailer under the Act or the Tobacco Tax Act, as the case may be, and

               (b)  the sale of the fuel oil or tobacco would otherwise
have been a tax-exempt sale under section 12.2 except for the fact  that
the person's identification card had been cancelled.

     (3)  If the amount of a credit exceeds the amount of assessment
owing, the Minister shall refund any excess amount of tax paid to the
person who paid the tax.


     Alberta Regulation 156/99

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 298/99) pursuant to
Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act and Schedule
1, section 2.1 of the Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions)
Regulation.


1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Part 1 of Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following body to the
list in that Part in its appropriate alphabetical order:

     Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association


3   This Regulation is deemed to have come into force on May 1, 1999.


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     Alberta Regulation 157/99

     Tobacco Tax Act

     TOBACCO TAX AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 300/99) pursuant to
section 20 of the Tobacco Tax Act.


1   The Tobacco Tax Regulation (AR 273/83) is amended by this Regulation. 


2   Section 1 is amended  

     (a)  by adding the following after clause (g): 

               (g.1)     "identification card" means

               (i)  a card issued under the Indian Act (Canada)
indicating that the holder is an Indian, if the Minister has agreed with
the issuer of the card to accept the card for the purposes of the Act and
this Regulation, or

               (ii) a ministerial identification card issued by the
Minister under section 13.2;

     (b)  by repealing clauses (j) and (k).


3   The following is added after section 6:

     6.1   Every wholesaler, importer and retailer must keep records and
books of account in a form and containing information that will readily
enable the Minister to make an accurate determination

               (a)  of taxes collected or to be collected for the
purposes of the Act,

               (b)  of transactions in tobacco that is black stock as
defined in the Excise Tax Act (Canada), 

               (c)  of transactions in tobacco marked for tax-paid sale
in Alberta, and 

               (d)  of transactions in tobacco not marked for tax-paid
sale in Alberta, other than black stock.


4   The following is added before section 8:

     7.1(1)  A tax collector must, in respect of each collection period,

               (a)  submit to the Minister a return in the form
provided by the Minister, and

               (b)  remit the amount of the tax required to have been
collected by the tax collector as computed in the return.

     (2)  The return and the tax collected must be received by the
Minister on or before the 28th day after the end of the collection period.

     (3)  The Minister may require a tax collector to furnish a surety
bond, bank guarantee or evidence of other financial arrangements
satisfactory to the Minister in an amount satisfactory to the Minister but
not exceeding an amount equal to 3 times the amount of the estimated tax
that would be collected by the tax collector for each collection period.


5   Section 9.1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     9.1   For the purposes of section 14.1 of the Act and sections 8 and
9 of this Regulation, interest that is payable is simple interest at the
rate prescribed for the purposes of section 39 of the Alberta Corporate Tax
Act.


6   Section 12.2 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by adding ", from time to time," after
"imposed";

     (b)  in subsection (4)(a) by adding the following after subclause
(i):

               (i.1)     a term or condition imposed under subsection (2),

     (c)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

          (5)  The Minister may cancel or suspend the registration of an
exempt sale retailer if the Minister is satisfied that the exempt sale
retailer has contravened

               (a)   the Act or the regulations made under the Act,

               (b)  any other Act or regulation of Alberta that imposes
any tax, or

               (c)  any term or condition imposed under subsection (2).


7   Section 13 is amended

     (a)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

          (1.1)  In the case of a tax-exempt sale of cigarettes and fine
cut tobacco by an exempt sale retailer, only cigarettes and fine cut
tobacco that are black stock as defined in the Excise Tax Act (Canada) may
be sold.

     (b)  in subsection (2.1)(c)(i) by striking out "issued under section
13.2".


8   Section 13.2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     13.2(1)  After receipt of an application on a form provided by the
Minister, the Minister shall issue a ministerial identification card to an
Indian if the Minister is satisfied that the Indian is 16 years of age or
older.

     (2)  After receipt of an application on a form provided by the
Minister, the Minister shall issue a ministerial identification card to an
Indian band, if all or part of the reserve of the Indian band is located in
Alberta or the Indian band has an office in Alberta.

     (3)  A ministerial identification card expires on the date specified
on the card.

     (4)  For the reasons set out in subsection (5), the Minister may, 

               (a)  in the case of a ministerial identification card,
cancel the identification card, and, 

               (b)  in the case of an identification card referred to
in section 1(g.1)(i), declare the identification card to be invalid for the
purposes of the Act and this Regulation.

     (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), the reasons are as follows:

               (a)  in the case of a ministerial identification card,
the Minister is satisfied that the holder of the card does not meet the
requirements of subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be;

               (b)  the holder of the identification card has not paid
an amount assessed under the Act or the Fuel Tax Act;

               (c)  the identification card has been lost, stolen or
destroyed;

               (d)  the identification card is unusable due to damage.

     (6)  Where the Minister has cancelled a ministerial identification
card or has declared an identification card referred to in section
1(g.1)(i) to be invalid, the Minister shall notify exempt sale retailers
that the identification card has been cancelled or has been declared to be
invalid, as the case may be.

     (7)  If a ministerial identification card has been cancelled for the
reason referred to in subsection (5)(b), and the assessment has been paid,
the Minister shall, after receiving an application in the form provided by
the Minister, issue a replacement card.

     (8)  If the Minister has declared that an identification card
referred to in section 1(g.1)(i) is invalid for the reason referred to in
subsection (5)(b), and the assessment is paid, the Minister shall notify
exempt sale retailers that the identification card is again valid.

     (9)  If a ministerial identification card has been cancelled for a
reason referred to in subsection (5)(c) or (d), the Minister shall, after
receiving an application in the form provided by the Minister, issue a
replacement card.


9   The following is added after section 13.2:

     13.21(1)  Where a ministerial identification card issued under
section 13.2 has been cancelled or the Minister has declared that an
identification card referred to in section 1(g.1)(i) is invalid for the
reason referred to in section 13.2(5)(b), the Minister may, after receiving
an application in the form provided by the Minister, credit against the
amount of the assessment owing, the amount of taxes paid under the Act or
the Fuel Tax Act on any subsequent purchase of tobacco or fuel oil.

     (2)  A credit under subsection (1) may only be given if 

               (a)  the tobacco or fuel oil is purchased from an exempt
sale retailer under the Act or the Fuel Tax Act, as the case may be, and

               (b)  the sale of the tobacco or fuel oil would otherwise
have been a tax-exempt sale under section 13 except for the fact that the
person's identification card had been cancelled.

     (3)  If the amount of a credit exceeds the amount of assessment
owing, the Minister shall refund any excess amount of tax paid to the
person who paid the tax.


10   Section 14.2 is amended by adding "other than a person referred to in
section 13(2.1)" after "consumer".


11    Sections 14.4(1), (4) and (5), 14.5 and 14.6(1) are amended by
striking out "Each" and substituting "For the purposes of sections 14.2 and
14.3, each".


12   Section 14.7(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     14.7(1)  Every manufacturer and wholesaler shall in respect of
packages, cartons and cases shipped to, stored in or sold or intended for
sale in Alberta by the manufacturer or wholesaler establish and maintain an
accounting system satisfactory to the Minister that provides an accounting
of

               (a)  the number of packages, cartons and cases that are
marked in accordance with sections 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6,

               (b)  the number of packages, cartons or cases shipped to
Alberta that are black stock as defined in the Excise Tax Act (Canada), and

               (c)  the number of packages, cartons and cases that are
not marked for tax-paid sale in Alberta, other than black stock.


13   Section 14.8(1) is amended by adding "in Alberta" after "store".


14   The Tobacco Tax Ministerial Regulation (AR 42/98) is repealed.


15   Section 5 comes into force on October 1, 1999.


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     Alberta Regulation 158/99

     Medical Profession Act

     MEDICAL PROFESSION AMENDMENT BY-LAW

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 301/99) pursuant to
section 32 of the Medical Profession Act.


1   The Medical Profession By-law (AR 129/91) is amended by this by-law.


2   Section 4(2) is amended by striking out "specified rural community" and
substituting "specified underserviced community".


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     Alberta Regulation 159/99

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 302/99) pursuant to
sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 127/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4 is renumbered as section 4(1) and the following is added
after subsection (1):

     (2)  The responsibility for the administration of that part of the
public service directly employed in the administration of the Francophone
Secretariat program is transferred to the Minister of Community
Development.

     (3)  The responsibility for the administration of $200 000 of element
1.0.5 of Program 1 - Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs of the
operating expense supply vote of the 1999-2000 Government appropriation for
Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, previously transferred to the
Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, is transferred
to the Minister of Community Development.

     (4)  The powers, duties and functions of the Minister in sections 1
to 11 and Schedule 3 of the Community Development Grants Regulation (AR
57/98) are transferred in common to the Minister of Community Development
and the Minister of Gaming.


3   Section 6(3.1) is amended by adding "of the Forests Act" after "and
31".


4   Section 9 is amended in subsections (1)(s) and (4) by striking out "18
and 31(i), (l) and (m)" and substituting "18, 30(i) and (l) and 31(m)".


5   Section 11 is amended by adding the following after subsection (5):

     (6)  The responsibility for the administration of that part of the
public service consisting of the following position numbers is transferred
from the Minister of Learning to the Minister of Infrastructure:

          00006346
          00006347
          00006348
          00006349
          00006350
          00006351
          00006352
          00006353
          00006354
          00006355
          00006356
          00006357
          00006358
          00006359
          00006360
          00027374

     (7)  The responsibility for the administration of $1 019 000 of
element 1.0.10 of Program 1 - Ministry Support Services and $140 030 000 of
element 2.1.4 of Program 2 - Financial Assistance to Schools of the
operating expense and capital investment supply vote of the 1999-2000
Government appropriation for Education, previously transferred to the
Minister of Learning, is transferred to the Minister of Infrastructure.


6   Section 12 is amended by adding the following after subsection (11):

     (12)  The powers, duties and functions of the Minister in the
Economic Development Grant Regulation (AR 183/98) are transferred in common
to the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Innovation and
Science.

     (13)  The powers, duties and functions of the Minister in the
Advanced Education and Career Development Grants Regulation (AR 202/96) are
transferred in common to the Minister of Human Resources and Employment,
the Minister of Innovation and Science and the Minister of Learning.

     (14)  The responsibility for the administration of that part of the
public service consisting of the following position numbers is transferred
from the Minister of Learning to the Minister of Innovation and Science:

          00022966
          00022967
          00022968

     (15)  The administration of $214 000 of element 1.0.7 of Program 1 -
Ministry Support Services, $3 500 000 of element 2.7.4 and $15 000 000 of
element 2.7.5 of Program 2 - Support for Adult Learning of the operating
expense and capital investment supply vote of the 1999-2000 Government
appropriation for Advanced Education and Career Development, previously
transferred to the Minister of Learning, is transferred to the Minister of
Innovation and Science.


7   Section 15 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1)(l) and substituting the following:

               (l)  School Act, except Part 7 and section 237;

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

          (1.1)  The responsibility for the administration of Part 7 and
section 237 of the School Act is transferred to the common responsibility
of the Minister of Learning and the Minister of Infrastructure.


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     Alberta Regulation 160/99

     Societies Act

     SOCIETIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 307/99) pursuant to
section 34 of the Societies Act.


1   The Societies Regulation (AR 203/84) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 3:

     3.1(1)  The prescribed form for an application for amalgamation under
section 27.1 of the Act is Form C in Schedule 1.

     (2)  The prescribed form for a certificate of amalgamation under
section 27.1 of the Act is Form D in Schedule 1. 


3   Section 9 is amended by adding the following after clause (g):

     (h)  League;

     (i)  Committee;

     (j)  Council;

     (k)  Board;

     (l)  Centre;

     (m)  Bureau.


4   Schedule 1 is amended  by adding Forms C and D attached to this
Regulation after Form B.


5   This Regulation comes into force on the date that section 22 of the
Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 1998 comes into force. 


     FORM C

     SOCIETIES ACT
     (Section 27.1)

     APPLICATION FOR AMALGAMATION


We hereby apply on behalf of our respective societies to amalgamate the
societies into a new society having the name:
     (print name of the new society)    

Attached to this application are the following documents:

1    The amalgamation agreement.

2    A copy of the special resolution, passed by each amalgamating
society, adopting the amalgamation agreement.  (The resolution must be
certified to be a true copy by the president and secretary of each of the
societies). 

3    A NUANS name search report (if required)*. 

4    The by-laws of the amalgamated society.

The objects of the amalgamated society are:  

The registered office of the amalgamated society is:   

The directors and officers of the amalgamated society (if available) are:  

Dated                              

This form must be signed by an authorized official of each of the societies
wishing to amalgamate. 

     (signature)                                                      (signature)               

     (print name)                                                (print name)             

(name of existing society)                        (name of existing
society)


*   A NUANS report is only required if the name of the amalgamated society
is not the same as that of one of the amalgamating societies. 


     FORM D

     SOCIETIES ACT
     (Section 27.1)

     Corporate Access Number                 


     ALBERTA


     SOCIETIES ACT


     CERTIFICATE


     OF


     AMALGAMATION


     (NAME OF SOCIETY    


IS THE RESULT OF AN AMALGAMATION FILED ON (DATE)




     (REGISTRAR OF CORPORATIONS SEAL)


     Alberta Regulation 161/99

     Electric Utilities Act

     RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ASSOCIATION REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 313/99) pursuant to
section 71 of the Electric Utilities Act.


Definition
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "contract" means a contract between an REA and Alberta Power
Limited or TransAlta Utilities Corporation that

               (i)  describes the customers of the REA, and

               (ii) existed on April 30, 1998 and terminates on or
after December 31, 2000;

     (b)  "customer" means a person in a class, type or other category
described in a contract for whom the REA that is a party to the contract
serves as the electric distribution system;

     (c)  "REA" means rural electrification association.


Preservation of REA after termination of contract
2(1)  Where before December 31, 2000 an REA is a party to a contract, the
electric distribution system owned by the REA continues after the
termination of the contract to be the electric distribution system for the
persons who were described in the contract as customers of the REA.

(2)  Subsection (1) is not intended to hinder or prevent the sale by an REA
of its electric distribution system.

(3)  If the sale is to a person other than an REA, subsection (1) does not
apply.


Distribution to persons other than customers
3   After the termination of a contract, the persons who were the parties
to the contract may agree that the electric distribution system owned by
the REA may serve as the electric distribution system for persons in
addition to the persons who were described in the contract as customers of
the REA, if those additional persons agree to become members of the REA.


Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 162/99

     Electric Utilities Act

     TIME EXTENSION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 29, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 314/99) pursuant to
section 71 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Time Extension Regulation (AR 162/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Sections 1 and 2 are renumbered as sections 2 and 3 respectively and
the following is added before section 2:

Extension of date in s.31.2(8) of Act
     1(1)  The Minister is authorized to extend the date specified in
section 31.2(8) of the Electric Utilities Act.

     (2)  An order of the Minister under subsection (1) must not extend
the date beyond February 26, 2000.