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B.C. Reg. 283/2009
O.C. 620/2009
Deposited November 27, 2009
This consolidation is current to September 19, 2017.

Islands Trust Act

Islands Trust Electronic Meetings Regulation

Definitions

1  In this regulation:

"special meeting" means a meeting other than a regular meeting or an adjourned meeting;

"trust body" means the trust council, the executive committee, a local trust committee and the trust fund board.

Electronic meetings authorized

2  (1) If the requirements in subsection (2) are met,

(a) a special meeting of a trust body may be conducted by means of electronic or other communication facilities, or

(b) a member of a trust body who is unable to attend at a meeting of the trust body may participate in the meeting by means of electronic or other communication facilities.

(2) The following apply in relation to a meeting of a trust body referred to in subsection (1):

(a) a procedure bylaw under section 794 (1) (a) and (b) [procedure bylaws] of the Local Government Act, as that section applies to the trust body, must authorize the matters set out in subsection (1) (a) or (b) of this section;

(b) the meeting must be conducted in accordance with the applicable procedure bylaw;

(c) the facilities must enable the meeting's participants to hear, or watch and hear, each other;

(d) for a special meeting referred to in subsection (1) (a),

(i) the notice under section 127 (2) [notice of council meetings] of the Community Charter, as that section applies to the trust body, must include notice of the way in which the meeting is to be conducted and the place where the public may attend to hear, or watch and hear, the proceedings that are open to the public, and

(ii) except for any part of the meeting that is closed to the public, the facilities must enable the public to hear, or watch and hear, the meeting at the specified place, and an officer or employee designated by the trust body must be in attendance at the specified place;

(e) for a meeting referred to in subsection (1) (b), except for any part of the meeting closed to the public, the facilities must enable the public to hear, or watch and hear, the member participating by means of electronic or other communications facilities.

(3) Section 128 (3) [participants deemed present] of the Community Charter applies in relation to a trust body.

[Provisions of the Islands Trust Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 239, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: sections 53 and 54]