R-3 - Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations

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chapter R-3
Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations
CONSOLIDATION OF THE STATUTES AND REGULATIONSOctober 6 2009January 1 2010
Chapter R-3 is replaced by the Act respecting the Compilation of Québec Laws and Regulations (chapter R-2.2.0.0.2). (2009, c. 40, s. 15).
1978, c. 17, s. 1; 2009, c. 40, s. 15.
DIVISION I
CONSOLIDATION AND KEEPING UP TO DATE OF THE STATUTES
1978, c. 17, s. 2; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
1. The Minister of Justice shall continually consolidate the statutes of a general and permanent nature that are in force, except those which he excludes, as well as those of a local or provisional nature and in current use which he designates.
1976, c. 11, s. 1; 1978, c. 17, s. 3; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
2. When consolidating the statutes, the Minister, while respecting the intention of the legislator, may, in particular,
(1)  make such changes of wording as necessary to obtain a uniform mode of expression; and
(2)  correct clerical or typographical errors.
In addition, he shall use the alphanumerical nomenclature in the consolidation of the statutes.
1976, c. 11, s. 2; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1978, c. 17, s. 4; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
3. The Minister shall continually keep up to date the statutes which he consolidates.
1976, c. 11, s. 3; 1979, c. 42, s. 9; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
4. The Minister shall prepare, on the date and conditions he may fix, the table of contents, the concordance table and the index to the statutes which he consolidates; similarly, he may prepare any other text of a documentary nature relating to the statutes.
1976, c. 11, s. 4; 1978, c. 17, s. 5; 1978, c. 15, s. 133, s. 140; 1981, c. 23, s. 36; 1983, c. 55, s. 161; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
5. At least once a year and whenever requested to do so by the Minister, the Québec Official Publisher shall publish, in a loose-leaf edition, the statutes revised or updated in the year and any text of a documentary nature relating to those statutes that is designated by the Minister.
1976, c. 11, s. 5; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
DIVISION II
Replaced, 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
1986, c. 61, s. 39.
6. Upon completion of the printing of the revised or updated statutes, a copy shall be sent to the Lieutenant-Governor, attested by his signature and that of the Minister and deposited in the office of the Secretary General of the National Assembly.
Such copy shall constitute the original copy.
1976, c. 11, s. 6; 1978, c. 17, s. 6; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
7. After the deposit of the copy, the Government shall fix the date from which the text of the revised or updated statutes will come into force.
1976, c. 11, s. 7; 1978, c. 17, s. 7; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
8. A revised statute published in the loose-leaf edition may be cited by indicating the number of the chapter, preceded by the words “Revised Statutes of Québec” or by the abbreviation “R.S.Q.”, or by giving the title of the statute.
1976, c. 11, s. 8; 1978, c. 17, s. 8; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
9. From the coming into force of the Revised Statutes, any statute or provision of a statute listed as repealed in a schedule shall be considered repealed to the extent indicated therein.
Any reference to a statute or a provision of a statute so repealed is a reference to the corresponding revised statute or provision.
1976, c. 11, s. 9; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
10. The Revised Statutes shall not be construed as new statutes but shall be interpreted and have force of law as a consolidation of the statutes they replace.
However, in any case of divergence between the Revised Statutes and a statute or a provision of a statute replaced by them, the Revised Statutes prevail over the replaced statutes in respect of every event which occurs from the date of coming into force of the Revised Statutes, but the replaced statute prevails over the Revised Statutes in respect of any event which occurs before that date.
1976, c. 11, s. 10; 1978, c. 17, s. 9; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
DIVISION III
Replaced, 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
1986, c. 61, s. 39.
11. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 11; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
12. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 12; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
13. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 13; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
14. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 14; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
15. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 15; 1978, c. 17, s. 10; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
16. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 16; 1978, c. 17, s. 11; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
17. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 17; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
From 1 July 1986, any reference to section 17, in particular in the repeal schedules, shall be read as a reference to the first paragraph of section 9.
18. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 18; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
19. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 19; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
DIVISION IV
Replaced, 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
20. (Replaced).
1976, c. 11, s. 20; 1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
21. (Replaced).
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
22. (Replaced).
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1986, c. 61, s. 39.
DIVISION V
CONSOLIDATION OF THE REGULATIONS
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 37.
23. In this Act, unless otherwise indicated by the context, the word “regulation” includes an order, a decree or a rule.
1978, c. 17, s. 12.
24. (Repealed).
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 38; 1986, c. 61, s. 40.
25. (Repealed).
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 39; 1986, c. 61, s. 40.
26. (Repealed).
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 40; 1986, c. 61, s. 40.
27. The Minister of Justice shall continually carry on the work necessary to consolidate, on the date and in the form determined by the Government, the regulations of a general and permanent nature and those of a local or provisional nature and in current use that he may designate.
The Minister may also proceed with administrative codifications of all or part of the regulations.
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 41; 1986, c. 61, s. 41.
27.1. At the request of the Minister and in the form determined by the Government, the Québec Official Publisher shall publish the revised regulations.
1986, c. 61, s. 41.
27.2. A revised regulation may be cited by indicating the number assigned to it at the time of its consolidation, preceded by the words “Revised Regulations of Québec” or by the abbreviation “R.R.Q.,” with, in each case, the year in which the regulation was revised.
1986, c. 61, s. 41.
28. (Repealed).
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 42.
29. The provisions of Division I that are consistent with this division apply to the consolidation of the regulations, with the necessary modifications.
1978, c. 17, s. 12; 1981, c. 23, s. 43; 1986, c. 61, s. 42.
DIVISION VI
FINAL PROVISIONS
1978, c. 17, s. 13.
30. After the deposit referred to in section 6 and until the Revised Statutes have force of law, any reference made in a statute adopted after such deposit to any disposition of the Revised Statutes is deemed a reference to the corresponding provision of the statute replaced by the Revised Statutes.
The same applies to an amendment or a repeal.
1976, c. 11, s. 21; 1978, c. 17, s. 15; 1986, c. 61, s. 43.
31. The legislative provisions concerning the distribution of the statutes do not apply to the distribution of the Revised Statutes, which shall be carried out in the manner and on the terms and conditions prescribed by the Government.
1976, c. 11, s. 22; 1978, c. 17, s. 15.
32. This Act shall be included with the Revised Statutes and is subject to the same rules of interpretation.
1976, c. 11, s. 23; 1978, c. 17, s. 15.
33. The expenditures necessary for the application of this Act shall be paid, for the fiscal year 1978/1979, out of the consolidated revenue fund and, for subsequent fiscal years, out of the moneys voted annually for that purpose by Parliament.
1976, c. 11, s. 24; 1978, c. 17, s. 14; 1978, c. 17, s. 15.
34. The Minister of Justice is entrusted with the application of this Act.
1976, c. 11, s. 25; 1978, c. 17, s. 15.
35. (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 11 of the statutes of 1976, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed, except section 26, effective from the coming into force of chapter R-3 of the Revised Statutes.