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     Alberta Regulation 1/2001

     Workers' Compensation Act

     WORKERS' COMPENSATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 3, 2001

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 492/2000)  on December 20,
2000 pursuant to section 147 of the Workers' Compensation Act.


1   The Workers' Compensation Regulation (AR 427/81) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     1(1)  For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, "net earnings"
of a worker means the worker's annual gross earnings to the nearest $100
less the total of

               (a)  Employment Insurance contributions for those
earnings,

               (b)  Canada Pension Plan contributions for those
earnings, and

               (c)  probable amount of income tax deducted or withheld
for those earnings,

     based on tables produced by the Government of Canada for the
immediately preceding calendar year.

     (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), the amount deducted or
withheld is to be based only on the following tax credits:

               (a)  tax credits based on 1.5 times the basic personal
amount;

               (b)  tax credits for premiums paid under the Employment
Insurance Act (Canada) and the Canada Pension Plan (Canada).


3   Section 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:


     5(1)  The Board may approve, on the terms it directs, an application
to have the Act apply to an employer, a proprietor, a partner in a
partnership or a director of a corporation.

     (2)  An application under subsection (1) shall include

               (a)  the name of the person for whom coverage is
desired,

               (b)  the industry in which coverage is desired,

               (c)  the amount of coverage purchased, being either

                         (i)  a stated sum for each person in an
amount not exceeding the current gross annual earnings set out in section
51(4) of the Act and not less than the current yearly equivalent of gross
earnings required to entitle a worker to the compensation for permanent
total disability as set out in section 51(6) of the Act, or

                         (ii) an amount deemed by the Board to be
representative of the applicant's gross annual earnings based on the
Board's determination of the annual gross earnings of similarly employed
workers (in this section referred to as the "guaranteed coverage amount"),

               and

               (d)  any other information the Board directs.

     (3)  Where an application under subsection (1) is approved by the
Board, the person named in the application is a worker to whom the Act
applies while that worker is employed in the industry set out in the
application.

     (4)  Where an application under subsection (1) is approved by the
Board, an assessment shall be levied on the amount of coverage purchased.

     (5)  Where an application under subsection (1) is approved and the
worker has purchased coverage at the guaranteed coverage amount or a lesser
stated sum, compensation shall be based on the amount of coverage
purchased.

     (6)  Where an application under subsection (1) is approved and the
worker has purchased coverage at a stated sum greater than the guaranteed
coverage amount, compensation shall be based on the greater of

               (a)  the guaranteed coverage amount, and

               (b)  the actual earnings of that worker as determined by
the Board, to a maximum of the stated sum.


     Alberta Regulation 2/2001

     Wildlife Act

     WILDLIFE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 12, 2001

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 01/2001) on January 8, 2001
pursuant to section 95 of the Wildlife Act.


1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 68 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "Subject to subsection (2),
the" and substituting "The";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2).


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     Alberta Regulation 3/2001

     School Act

     DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY REGULATION

     Filed:  January 12, 2001

Made by the Minister of Learning and the Minister of Infrastructure (M.O.
042/2000) on December 4, 2000 pursuant to section 188 of the School Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Lease of real property   2
Method for sale of property   3
Sale of real property    4
Real property transfer to another board 5
Repeal    6
Expiry    7


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the School Act;

     (b)  "Government contribution" means money provided by the
Government to a board for a school building project and includes all money
paid to a board from the former School Foundation Program Fund;

     (c)  "school day" means a day of school operation specified under
section 40 of the Act.

(2)  A reference to "Minister" in a provision in this Regulation is to be
read as a reference either to the Minister of Learning or the Minister of
Infrastructure, depending on which Minister is designated as the Minister
for the purpose of the provision in an agreement between the Ministers.


Lease of real property
2(1)  Notwithstanding section 187(2) of the Act, a board may, without the
approval of the Minister,

     (a)  lease any real property that is neither a school building nor a
portion of a school building, and

     (b)  lease a school building or portion of it for use 

               (i)  at any time during which instruction is not
normally provided to students in that building or portion of it,

               (ii) on a school day for a period not exceeding 7 days
during the time when instruction is normally provided to students in that
building or portion of it, or

               (iii)     at any time for a period exceeding 7 days during
the time when instruction is normally provided to students in that building
or portion of it.

(2)  On leasing a school building or portion of it under subsection
(1)(b)(iii), the board shall

     (a)  keep the lease agreement on file at the board's offices, and

     (b)  provide to the Minister any information related to the leasing
of the school space that the Minister requires.

(3)  When, in the opinion of the Minister, space is available in a school
building, the Minister may direct the board operating the school to make
that space available to another board.


Method for sale of property
3(1)  A board may sell only in accordance with this section any item of
real or personal property that has a value of more than $5000.

(2)  Prior to selling the property, the board shall obtain 2 or more
current independent appraisals of the market value of the property.

(3)  The sale must be conducted by tender or public auction.

(4)  The board shall advertise the sale at least twice in a newspaper
circulating in the district or division prior to the sale.

(5)  The board may only sell the property if 

     (a)  the bid or tender received is reasonable, in the opinion of the
board, having regard to the appraisals it received, and 

     (b)  in the case of real property, the Minister approves the sale
after the bid or tender is received.

(6)  If the board selling the property obtains the approval of the
Minister, subsections (2) to (5) do not apply where the sale is to

     (a)  another board,

     (b)  a municipality,

     (c)  a community association,

     (d)  a charitable or non-profit organization,

     (e)  the Crown in right of Canada or its agent, or

     (f)  the Crown in right of Alberta or its agent.

(7)  Subsections (3) to (5) do not apply to 

     (a)  a sale of a teacherage by a board, if the board selling the
teacherage obtains the prior approval of the Minister for a procedure for
selling the teacherage that is different than that set out in this section,
or

     (b)  a sale of a property to which an agreement under section 184(b)
of the Act applies, if the board selling its interest in the property
obtains the prior approval of the Minister for a procedure for selling the
property that is different than that set out in this section.

(8)  If a board offers real property for sale in accordance with
subsections (3) to (5) but does not receive a reasonable bid or tender, the
board may, with the prior approval of the Minister, list the property with
a real estate agent.


Sale of real property
4(1)  If a board sells real property,

     (a)  the board must repay all the outstanding debt relating to that
real property, and

     (b)  any proceeds remaining from the sale of the real property must
be divided into 2 amounts so that

               (i)  one amount bears the same ratio to the remaining
proceeds as the Government contribution bears to the total amount of the
project for which that contribution was made, and

               (ii) the other amount bears the same ratio to the
remaining proceeds as the contribution by the board bears to the total
amount of the project for which that board's contribution was made.

(2)  The remaining proceeds referred to in subsection (1)(b) that are
attributable 

     (a)  to the Government contribution under subsection (1)(b)(i) are
to be retained by the board and, together with the interest earned, applied
only to the approved cost of a future school building project, and

     (b)  to the board under subsection (1)(b)(ii) may be applied only to
a future capital expenditure.  


Real property transfer to another board
5(1)  If, with the approval of the Minister, a board agrees to transfer to
another board ownership of real property on which a school building is
located or is directed to transfer it by the Minister under section 187(3)
of the Act,

     (a)  the amount payable to the transferring board must bear the same
ratio to the appraised value of the property as the contribution by the
transferring board bears to the total amount of the project for which that
board's contribution was made, and

     (b)  it is not necessary for the transferring board to repay any
outstanding debt on the school building.

(2)  The amount payable under subsection (1)(a) is to be paid by the
Government but if the board that is receiving the real property has any
school building capital reserves, those reserves must be used to pay the
amount payable under subsection (1)(a) and the shortfall, if any, is to be
paid by the Government.


Repeal
6   The Disposition of Property Regulation (AR 69/89) is repealed.


Expiry
7   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 January 31, 2004.