M-12.1 - Cullers Act

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chapter M-12.1
Cullers Act
CULLERSJune 20 1985September 1 1985
DIVISION I
SCOPE
1. This Act applies to every person who measures timber cut on lands in the domain of the State including cross cut trees, lopped trees, trees with no crown or trees reduced to chips.
1985, c. 14, s. 1; 1999, c. 40, s. 177.
2. No person other than a culler licensed under this Act may make measurements of timber cut on lands in the domain of the State.
The culler shall make the measurements in accordance with the standards adopted under the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1).
1985, c. 14, s. 2; 1986, c. 108, s. 255; 1987, c. 23, s. 76; 1999, c. 40, s. 177; 2010, c. 3, s. 297.
3. This Act also applies to a culler licensed under this Act who makes measurements of timber cut on private land.
The culler shall make the measurements in accordance with the standards contained, where such is the case, in a contract relating to such timber.
1985, c. 14, s. 3.
DIVISION II
CULLERS’ DUTIES AND POWERS
4. A culler shall determine the quantity of timber cut on lands in the domain of the State or, as the case may be, on private land and carry out the necessary operations for that purpose.
1985, c. 14, s. 4; 1999, c. 40, s. 177.
5. A culler may, in the performance of his duties, enter and pass over private land.
He shall, upon request, produce an identity card attesting to his office.
1985, c. 14, s. 5.
DIVISION III
FUNCTIONS OF MINISTER
1997, c. 83, s. 21.
6. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 6; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
7. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 7; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
8. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 8; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
9. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 9; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
10. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 10; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
11. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 11; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
12. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 12; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
13. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 13; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
14. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 14; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
15. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 15; 1997, c. 83, s. 22.
16. The duties of the Minister are, in particular,
(1)  to develop a program of examinations and to hold examinations for persons wishing to obtain a culler’s licence;
(2)  to issue licences to persons deemed capable of performing the duties of culler;
(3)  to hold examinations to verify, when it deems it expedient, the competence of holders of culler’s licences;
(4)  to keep an up-to-date register of holders of culler’s licences.
1985, c. 14, s. 16; 1997, c. 83, s. 23.
DIVISION IV
LICENCES
17. No person may perform the duties of culler within the meaning of this Act without holding a licence issued by the Minister.
1985, c. 14, s. 17; 1997, c. 83, s. 23.
18. The Minister shall issue a culler’s licence to every person who
(1)  meets the prescribed conditions and pays the duties fixed by regulation of the Government;
(2)  successfully passes the examinations prepared by the Minister for obtaining a licence or is exempted from the examinations, in accordance with the conditions prescribed by regulation, because the person holds a licence, permit or other form of occupational certification issued in Canada to cullers or scalers.
1985, c. 14, s. 18; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 2009, c. 43, s. 8.
19. The Minister may suspend or revoke a licence if the holder
(1)  no longer meets the conditions prescribed by regulation of the Government for obtaining a licence;
(2)  fails an examination provided for in paragraph 3 of section 16;
(3)  is convicted of an offence under this Act;
(4)  does not respect, when measuring timber cut on lands in the domain of the State, the measurement standards adopted under the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1);
(5)  does not respect, when measuring timber cut on private land, the measurement standards contained in a contract relating to that timber.
1985, c. 14, s. 19; 1986, c. 108, s. 255; 1987, c. 23, s. 76; 1990, c. 4, s. 572; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1999, c. 40, s. 177; 2010, c. 3, s. 298.
20. The Minister shall notify the holder in writing as prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J-3) and allow the holder at least 10 days to present observations before suspending or revoking his licence.
1985, c. 14, s. 20; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1997, c. 43, s. 350.
21. Revocation or suspension of a licence has effect from the date of its notification to the holder of the licence.
1985, c. 14, s. 21; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).
22. A culler whose licence is suspended or revoked may contest the decision of the Minister before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec within 30 days of notification of the decision.
1985, c. 14, s. 22; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1997, c. 43, s. 351.
23. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 23; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
24. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 24; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
25. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 25; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
26. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 26; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
27. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 27; 1997, c. 83, s. 23; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
28. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 28; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
29. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 29; 1988, c. 21, s. 66, s. 103; 1997, c. 43, s. 352.
DIVISION V
REGULATIONS
30. The Government may, by regulation,
(1)  determine the conditions for issuing a culler’s licence, including the conditions for recognizing a licence, permit or other form of occupational certification issued in Canada to cullers or scalers;
(2)  determine the form and content of a culler’s licence;
(3)  determine the form, content and conditions of issue of the identity card of a licence holder;
(4)  prescribe the duties payable by a person who sits for an examination and those payable for the issue of a culler’s licence or identity card or the issue of a duplicate thereof.
1985, c. 14, s. 30; 2009, c. 43, s. 9.
31. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 31; 1997, c. 83, s. 24.
32. Every regulation made under this division shall come into force ten days after its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date fixed therein.
1985, c. 14, s. 32.
DIVISION VI
PENAL PROVISIONS
33. Every person who
(1)  falsely leads to the belief, by his title or designation or otherwise, that he holds a culler’s licence issued under this Act,
(2)  performs the duties of culler within the meaning of this Act without holding the prescribed licence,
is guilty of an offence.
1985, c. 14, s. 33.
34. Every person who contravenes a provision of section 33 is liable to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $500.
1985, c. 14, s. 34; 1990, c. 4, s. 573.
35. (Repealed).
1985, c. 14, s. 35; 1990, c. 4, s. 574.
DIVISION VII
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
36. (Omitted).
1985, c. 14, s. 36.
37. The board of examiners for cullers established under the Cullers Act (chapter M-12) is replaced by the board of examiners for cullers established under this Act.
Cases pending before the former board are continued and decided by the board established under this Act.
1985, c. 14, s. 37.
38. Members of the board of examiners for cullers in office on 31 August 1985 shall remain in office until they are replaced or reappointed in the manner provided in section 7.
1985, c. 14, s. 38.
39. The records and other documents of the board of examiners for cullers established under the Cullers Act (chapter M-12) become the records and documents of the board of examiners for cullers established under this Act.
1985, c. 14, s. 39.
40. Every person holding a culler’s licence issued under the Cullers Act (chapter M-12) is considered to hold a licence issued under this Act.
1985, c. 14, s. 40.
41. Every provision of a regulation, order in council or order passed under the Cullers Act (chapter M-12) remains in force, to the extent that it is consistent with this Act, until it is repealed, replaced or amended by a regulation or an order passed under this Act.
1985, c. 14, s. 41.
42. A reference to the Cullers Act (chapter M-12) or to any provision thereof is a reference to this Act or to the equivalent provision of this Act.
1985, c. 14, s. 42; 1999, c. 40, s. 177.
43. The sums required for the administration of this Act shall be taken, for the fiscal period 1985-86, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the extent determined by the Government.
1985, c. 14, s. 43.
44. The Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife is responsible for the administration of this Act.
1985, c. 14, s. 44; 1990, c. 64, s. 31; 1994, c. 13, s. 16; 2003, c. 8, s. 6; 2006, c. 3, s. 35.
The functions of the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife provided for in this Act are assigned to the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. Order in Council 420-2014 dated 7 May 2014, (2014) 146 G.O. 2 (French), 1906.
45. (This section ceased to have effect on 1 September 1990).
1985, c. 14, s. 45; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.
46. (Omitted).
1985, c. 14, s. 46.
REPEAL SCHEDULE

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 14 of the statutes of 1985, in force on 1 September 1985, is repealed, except section 46, effective from the coming into force of chapter M-12.1 of the Revised Statutes.