A-34 - Autoroutes Act

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chapter A-34
Autoroutes Act
AUTOROUTESDecember 18 1997December 18 1997
Repealed, 1997, c. 83, s. 1.
1997, c. 83, s. 1.
DIVISION I
Repealed, 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
1982, c. 49, s. 1.
1. (Repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 1; 1972, c. 54, s. 32; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
DIVISION II
CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY
2. A corporation is constituted by this act under the name of “Office des autoroutes du Québec”.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 2; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.
3. The Authority shall be composed of five members, including a chairman and a vice-chairman. The members shall be appointed by the Government and shall not be entitled to any salary.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 3; 1982, c. 49, s. 2.
4. The chairman of the Authority shall remain in office for ten consecutive years and after the expiration of his term of office, until he has been replaced or reappointed. He cannot be dismissed except for cause and his salary cannot be decreased.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 4.
5. No member of the Authority shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in any road construction or road maintenance undertaking, or in any undertaking for the manufacture or sale of machinery, appliances or materials used in the construction or maintenance of roads.
If, upon his appointment, a member of the Authority has such an interest or if he acquires the same subsequently by succession, gift or otherwise, he must dispose thereof immediately.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 5.
6. The Authority shall have the general powers of a corporation that are consistent with this Act, besides the special powers assigned to it by this Act.
It shall have its corporate seat in the territory of Ville de Montréal. But it may fix its corporate seat in another locality of the judicial district of Montréal, on making known such change by notice published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 6; 1996, c. 2, s. 83.
7. The quorum of the Authority shall be three members.
The chairman may vote as a member and shall have a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 7.
8. In the case of the inability to act of the chairman or of a member of the Authority by reason of absence or sickness, the Government may appoint another person to replace him temporarily, and fix his salary.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 8.
9. (Repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 9; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 14, s. 81; 1978, c. 15, s. 140; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
10. The Authority, for the purposes of this act, shall be an agent of the Crown in the right of Québec.
Moveable and immoveable property in the possession of the Authority shall belong to the Crown in the right of Québec.
Every acquisition or alienation of immoveable property by the Authority must first be authorized, generally or specially, by the Government.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 10.
11. (Repealed).
1966-67, c. 49, s. 1; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
12. (Repealed).
1966-67, c. 49, s. 1; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
13. The members of the Authority cannot be prosecuted by reason of official acts done in good faith in the exercise of their functions.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 11; 1982, c. 49, s. 3.
14. (Repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 12; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 1; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
15. (Repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 13; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
16. (Repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 14; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 1; 1982, c. 49, s. 1.
DIVISION III
OBJECT OF THE AUTHORITY
1982, c. 49, s. 4.
17. The object of the Authority is the repayment of its bonded debt.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 15; 1974, c. 37, s. 1; 1979, c. 67, s. 40; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
DIVISION IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
1982, c. 49, s. 4.
18. The sinking fund for the bonded debt of the Authority is maintained and the Minister of Finance is entrusted with its management.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 16; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
19. The Minister of Finance is authorized to sign a note on behalf of the Government and in favour of the Authority, in the amount of the bonded debt of the Authority and of the accrued interest to 1 April 1982, less the accumulated amount of the sinking fund for that bonded debt.
The note must specify the terms, the rate of interest and all the other conditions consistent with the full discharge of the liabilities of the Authority in respect of the repayment of its debt.
The amount of the note shall be posted to the net debt as defined in the public accounts prepared under the Financial Administration Act (chapter A-6).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 17; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
20. The contributions to the sinking fund for the bonded debt shall be paid by the Minister of Finance out of the consolidated revenue fund and shall be allocated to the debt evidenced by the note contemplated in section 19.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 18; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
21. The other expenses of the Authority shall be paid out of the appropriations granted every year for that purpose by the Legislature.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 19; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
22. The amounts derived from the operations of the Authority shall be paid into the consolidated revenue fund and posted as revenue of the Government.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 21; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
23. The fiscal year of the Authority ends on 31 March every year.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 22; 1981, c. 7, s. 536; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
24. Every year before 30 June, the Authority must send a report of its operations for the preceding fiscal year to the Minister of Transport.
The report must also contain any information the Minister may require.
The Minister shall table the report of the Authority in the National Assembly within thirty days after receiving it if it is in session, or, if it is not sitting, within thirty days after the opening of the next session or, as the case may be, resumption.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 23; 1981, c. 7, s. 536; 1982, c. 49, s. 4; 1982, c. 62, s. 143.
25. The accounts of the Authority shall be audited by the Auditor General once a year and whenever ordered by the Government.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 24; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
DIVISION V
FINAL PROVISION
1982, c. 49, s. 4.
26. The Minister of Transport is responsible for the application of this Act.
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 25; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
27. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 26; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
28. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 27; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
29. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 28; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
30. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 29; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
31. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 30; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
32. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 31; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
33. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 32; 1970, c. 17, s. 95; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
34. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 33; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
35. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 34; 1968, c. 9, s. 90; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
36. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 35; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
37. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 134, s. 36; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1982, c. 49, s. 4.
DIVISION VI
This Division ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987.
38. (This section ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987).
1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.
REPEAL SCHEDULE

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes (chapter R-3), chapter 134 of the Revised Statutes, 1964, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed effective from the coming into force of chapter A-34 of the Revised Statutes.