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Legislation to Increase Number of UARB Members

October 22, 2019

first_imgThe maximum number of full-time Utility and Review Board (UARB) members will increase from eight to 10 under amendments introduced by the province today, Nov. 12. “These amendments will ensure the necessary number of board members are in place to support the mandate of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board,” said Michael Baker, Minister responsible for the Utility and Review Board Act. The UARB has been given added responsibilities in recent years for regulating specific aspects of consumer protection, liquor control and auto insurance. The board currently has the maximum eight full-time members allowed under legislation. Once the amendment is passed, the board will recruit up to two new members as needed. The UARB is an independent quasi-judicial body with regulatory functions and adjudicative jurisdiction over a wide scope of areas. The UARB has an annual budget of $5.9 million, recovering $1.9 million from industry for regulatory activities.last_img

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