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VITAL STATISTICS (PROTECTING ALBERTANS FROM CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS) AMENDMENT ACT, 2020 (SA 2020 c26)

Bill 28

VITAL STATISTICS (PROTECTING ALBERTANS FROM CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS) AMENDMENT ACT, 2020

Chapter 26

(Assented to July 23, 2020)

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

Amends SA 2007 cV-4.1

1   The Vital Statistics Act is amended by this Act.

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

                          (g.1)    “designated offence” means an offence prescribed in the regulations as a designated offence;

3   Section 22(2)(a) is amended by adding “and has not been convicted of a designated offence” after “age”.

4   Section 24(2) is amended

                             (a)    in clause (j) by striking out “law enforcement agency” and substituting “fingerprinting agency”;

                             (b)    by adding the following after clause (j):

                                 (j.1)    if the person whose name is being changed is 18 years of age or older, the information required by the regulations to confirm that the person has not been convicted of a designated offence;

5   Section 50(1) is amended

                             (a)    by striking out “and 18” and substituting “, 18 and 25”;

                             (b)    by striking out “and” at the end of clause (c), by adding “and” at the end of clause (d) and by adding the following after clause (d):

                                    (e)    in the case of a change of name record, 75 years has elapsed since the registration of the name change

6   Section 51.3 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

(1.1)  The Registrar shall refuse to register a name proposed under Part 3 if the person for whom the applicant is requesting the change of name is 18 years of age or older and has been convicted of a designated offence.

7   Section 76(1) is amended

                             (a)    by adding the following after clause (b.1):

                              (b.11)    respecting the information that is required to confirm that a person has not been convicted of a designated offence;

                             (b)    by adding the following after clause (h):

                                     (i)    prescribing offences as designated offences.