B-1.1 - Building Act

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chapter B-1.1
Building Act
BUILDINGJune 20 1985October 31 1985
CHAPTER I
APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION
DIVISION I
APPLICATION
1. The purposes of this Act are:
(1)  to ensure proper quality of the construction work of buildings, and in certain cases, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of a building; and,
(2)  to ensure the safety of the public who have access to a building or facilities intended for use by the public or who use installations independent of a building.
In the pursuit of those purposes, the Act provides in particular for the professional qualification of contractors and owner-builders.
1985, c. 34, s. 1; 1991, c. 74, s. 1.
2. This Act applies:
(1)  to any building used or intended to be used to shelter or receive persons, animals or goods, inclusive of any materials, installations or equipment of such building;
(2)  to facilities intended for use by the public;
(3)  to the following installations independent of a building:
(a)  electrical installations;
(b)  installations intended to use, store or distribute gas;
(c)  pressure installations;
(d)  plumbing installations;
(e)  installations for protection against lightning;
(4)  to the vicinity of such buildings, facilities and installations;
(5)  to any other civil engineering structure, but only for the purposes of Chapters IV and V.
1985, c. 34, s. 2; 1991, c. 74, s. 2.
4. The Government may, by regulation, withdraw from the application, in whole or in part, of this Act all or part of the territory of Québec described in the Agreement referred to in section 1 of the Act approving the Agreement concerning James Bay and Northern Québec (chapter C-67) and the Agreement referred to in section 1 of the Act approving the Northeastern Québec Agreement (chapter C-67.1) except municipal territories situated south of the 50th parallel.
1985, c. 34, s. 4; 1996, c. 2, s. 85.
4.1. The Government may, by regulation, exempt from the application, in whole or in part, of this Act, categories of persons, contractors, owner-builders, manufacturers of pressure installations, owners of buildings, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of a building, and categories of buildings, pressure installations, facilities, installations or construction work.
1991, c. 74, s. 4; 1998, c. 46, s. 2.
DIVISION II
INTERPRETATION
7. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise:
owner-builder means any person who, for his own account, carries out or has carried out building work (constructeur-propriétaire);
contractor means any person who, for another person, carries out or has carried out building work or draws up or submits tender bids, either directly or indirectly, with the purpose of carrying out or having carried out such work for profit (entrepreneur);
gas means natural gas, inflammable manufactured gas, any type or blend of such gases, liquid petroleum gas or any blend of such gas and air (gaz);
pressure vessel means any receptacle intended to contain a gas whether inflammable or not, or any pressurized liquid, a boiler and any equipment necessary to their operation (installation sous pression).
1985, c. 34, s. 7.
8. Any person shall be presumed to be a contractor who:
(1)  offers for sale or exchange a building or a civil engineering structure, unless he is able to demonstrate that the construction work of such building or structure was not carried out for the purpose of sale or exchange; or
(2)  undertakes new building work less than one year after the completion of earlier work.
1985, c. 34, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
9. For the purposes of this Act, foundation, erection, renovation, repair, maintenance, alteration and demolition work is building work.
1985, c. 34, s. 9; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
11. This Act does not limit any obligations otherwise imposed on a person contemplated in this Act.
1985, c. 34, s. 11.
11.1. Subject to section 164.1, the Labour Court has sole jurisdiction for hearing any matter relating to the interpretation or application of sections 2, 4, 4.1, 9, 10, 29, 41 and 42 and the regulations adopted under paragraphs 1 to 5 of section 182.
1991, c. 74, s. 9; 1998, c. 46, s. 3.
11.2. A decision by the court must give in writing the reasons on which it is based; such decision is final and no appeal shall lie therefrom.
1991, c. 74, s. 9.
11.3. The provisions of Chapters VI and VIII of the Labour Code (chapter C-27), to the extent that they are applicable, shall apply in the case of any decision rendered under section 11.1.
1991, c. 74, s. 9.
CHAPTER II
BUILDING WORK
DIVISION III
ELECTRICITY OR GAS UNDERTAKINGS
28. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 28; 1991, c. 74, s. 18.
DIVISION IV
Repealed, 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
1991, c. 74, s. 19; 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
28.1. (Repealed).
1991, c. 74, s. 19; 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
28.2. (Repealed).
1991, c. 74, s. 19; 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
28.3. (Repealed).
1991, c. 74, s. 19; 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
28.4. (Repealed).
1991, c. 74, s. 19; 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
28.5. (Repealed).
1991, c. 74, s. 19; 1995, c. 8, s. 52.
Not in force
38
Not in force
.
A gas distribution undertaking shall refuse to supply a gas installation that is defective or that it knows involves a risk of accident.
Not in force
Not in force
1985, c. 34, s. 38.
This section has been in force since 1 September 1986 for the purposes of paragraphs 21.1 and 23.1 of section 412 of the Cities and Towns Act (1986, c. 31, s. 19).
CHAPTER IV
QUALIFICATIONS
DIVISION I
APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION
41. This chapter applies to a contractor or an owner-builder in respect of construction work on a building, on facilities or installations referred to in paragraph 2 or 3 of section 2 or on a civil engineering structure at the place of construction and on site, including preliminary ground preparation work.
1985, c. 34, s. 41; 1998, c. 46, s. 14.
42. This chapter does not apply to a contractor or owner-builder who performs:
(1)  building work done on a farm property usually operated by the farmer himself or by fewer than three permanent employees;
(2)  maintenance or repair work carried out by the employees who usually do it or who work on production in a business and are hired directly by an employer other than a contractor;
(3)  water main or sewer construction work, sidewalk construction, paving work and other similar work carried out by the employees of a local municipality, a regional county municipality or an urban community;
(4)  building work directly related to mining exploration or operation and carried out by the employees of a mining business;
(5)  building work directly related to forest development and carried out by the employees of a forestry undertaking;
(6)  power transmission line building work carried out by the employees of an electricity distribution undertaking.
A contractor or an owner-builder carrying out building work on an installation intended to use or distribute gas, or on an electrical installation, except that covered by subparagraphs 4 and 6, is subject to this chapter.
1985, c. 34, s. 42; 1990, c. 85, s. 122.
43. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 43; 1991, c. 74, s. 25.
44. For the application of this chapter, the following have the same effect as bankruptcy:
(1)  the making by a court of competent jurisdiction of a winding-up order by reason of insolvency within the meaning of the Winding-up Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter W-11);
(2)  the cessation of business by a contractor for the reason that he is an insolvent within the meaning of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter B-3).
1985, c. 34, s. 44.
45. A member of a partnership or, in the case of a legal person, a director, officer or shareholder holding 20% or more of the voting shares or, as the case may be, the person authorized to apply for a licence on behalf of a partnership or legal person in the cases determined by regulation of the Board, is deemed to be an officer for the purposes of this chapter.
1985, c. 34, s. 45; 1991, c. 74, s. 26; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
DIVISION II
LICENCES
§ 1.  — General
46. No person may act as a building contractor, hold himself out to be such or give cause to believe that he is a building contractor, unless he holds a current licence for that purpose.
No contractor may use, for the carrying out of construction work, the services of another contractor who does not hold a licence for that purpose.
1985, c. 34, s. 46; 1991, c. 74, s. 27.
47. No public body, within the meaning of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A‐2.1) may hold a contractor’s licence.
This section does not apply to the Société immobilière du Québec or to a mixed enterprise company established in accordance with the Act respecting mixed enterprise companies in the municipal sector (chapter S‐25.01).
1985, c. 34, s. 47; 1999, c. 59, s. 1.
48. No person may act as an owner-builder, or give cause to believe that he is an owner-builder, unless he holds a licence in force for that purpose.
1985, c. 34, s. 48.
49. An owner-builder’s licence is not required:
(1)  for a person who has building work carried out by a licensed contractor whose main activity is the organization or coordination of building work to be carried out by other persons;
(2)  for a natural person carrying out or causing to be carried out building work on a single-family dwelling, or a civil engineering structure intended for his personal use or the use of his family.
However, no natural person shall carry out building work on a gas installation or an electrical installation unless he is a contractor.
1985, c. 34, s. 49; 1991, c. 74, s. 28.
50. A person not being a contractor who has entered into a contract for building work with a contractor not holding the proper licence may apply for cancellation of the contract.
The owner of an immovable charged with a legal hypothec referred to in paragraph 2 of article 2724 of the Civil Code (Statutes of Québec, 1991, chapter 64) and registered on the application of a contractor who does not hold the proper licence may apply for the cancellation of the registration of the hypothec and for the cancellation of any related registration which the contractor may have applied for.
No application for the cancellation of a contract or privilege will be granted where it is established that the applicant was aware that the contractor did not hold the proper licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 50; 1991, c. 74, s. 29; 1995, c. 33, s. 16.
§ 2.  — Application for a licence
51. A person who wishes to obtain a licence or its renewal or amendment shall send an application to the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 51; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
52. The licence for a partnership or a corporation shall be requested on its behalf by a natural person being one of its officers and meeting the conditions in paragraphs 1, 3, 5, 8 and 9 of section 58.
1985, c. 34, s. 52.
53. A partnership or a corporation applying for a licence shall inform the Board of its legal structure and the names and addresses of its officers.
1985, c. 34, s. 53; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
54. Subject to any regulation made by the Board under paragraphs 13 and 14 of section 185, no natural person may apply for more than one licence on behalf of a partnership or a corporation, or apply for such licence while holding a licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 54; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
§ 3.  — Issue of a licence
55. The Board shall issue a licence where the conditions prescribed by this Act and the regulations have been met.
1985, c. 34, s. 55; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
56. The Board shall retain the ownership of the licence.
The holder of a licence may not transfer it and shall return the licence to the Board when no longer entitled to it; failing that, the Board shall confiscate the licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 56; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 17.
57. A licence shall be issued upon payment of such fees and, where necessary, additional fees, and for such period, as the Board may determine by regulation.
The Board may issue a licence for a shorter term if it finds it necessary.
Licences may be renewed upon application on such conditions as the Board may by regulation prescribe.
1985, c. 34, s. 57; 1991, c. 74, s. 30, s. 169.
57.1. The holder of a licence shall mention, in any form of publicity made by the holder, the number of the licence issued under this Act and the words “holder of a licence issued under the Building Act” on the holder’s estimates, tender bids, contracts, statements of account and any other document determined by regulation of the Board.
1998, c. 46, s. 18.
58. A licence shall be issued to a natural person who meets the following conditions:
(1)  he shows that, following examinations prescribed by by-law of the Board or by any other means the Board considers fitting, he has the knowledge or relevant experience in managing a building undertaking and in carrying out building work for meriting the public’s trust;
(2)  he establishes his solvency according to the conditions and criteria determined by regulation of the Board;
(3)  he is of full age;
(4)  he is not a person lending his name to another person;
(5)  he has been discharged if he has been declared bankrupt;
(6)  he has joined a guaranty plan, where applicable, in accordance with sections 77 and 78;
(7)  he has furnished the security payable under section 84, where applicable;
(7.1)  he has furnished the security payable under section 85, where applicable;
(7.2)  he has paid his contribution to the compensation fund referred to in section 86, where applicable;
(8)  he has not, in the five years preceding the application, been convicted of an offence under a fiscal law or an indictable offence triable only on indictment and connected with the business that the person intends to carry on in the construction industry or, if convicted of such an act or offence, he has obtained a pardon;
(8.1)  he establishes that where, under the Master Electricians Act (chapter M-3) or the Master Pipe-Mechanics Act (chapter M-4) he must be a member of the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec or the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec, the entrance dues and annual assessment required under those Acts have been paid;
(9)  he possesses such other qualifications, meets such other conditions and furnishes such particulars as the Board may by regulation require.
Subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph does not apply to a natural person who meets one of the conditions set out in subparagraphs 6, 7, 7.1 and 7.2 of the said paragraph.
For the purposes of subparagraph 8 of the first paragraph in respect of an offence under a fiscal law, the Board shall refuse to issue a licence where it considers that the serious nature of the offence or the frequency of offences justifies the refusal.
1985, c. 34, s. 58; 1990, c. 4, s. 95; 1986, c. 95, s. 355; 1991, c. 74, s. 31, s. 169; 1996, c. 74, s. 1; 1998, c. 46, s. 19.
58.1. A natural person, even if not applying for a licence for himself or on behalf of a partnership or legal person, shall be admitted to the examinations or to another method of evaluation referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 58 if he meets the conditions set out in subparagraphs 3, 4, 5 and 8 of the said paragraph.
The results of the examination he has passed, the exemptions granted or the recognitions or attestations issued remain valid for a period of three years after his application for admission.
1996, c. 74, s. 2.
59. The Board may refuse to issue a licence to a natural person who was an officer of a partnership or of a corporation in the 12 months preceding the bankruptcy of the partnership or corporation where the bankruptcy occurred less than three years before the date of the application.
It may also refuse to issue a licence where the natural person was an officer of a partnership or a corporation whose licence is suspended, has been cancelled or not renewed, under section 70, within less than three years or where the natural person held a licence so cancelled or not renewed.
This section applies to a natural person applying for a licence on behalf of a partnership or corporation.
1985, c. 34, s. 59; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
59.1. The Board may refuse to issue a licence to a natural person who applies for a licence for himself or herself or on behalf of a partnership or a legal person where, in the 12 months preceding the cessation of the partnership’s or legal person’s activities as a contractor, the person was an officer of a partnership or of a legal person, if the Board considers that the cessation is due to other causes than the death of one of its officers, the attainment of its object or any other legitimate cause.
1998, c. 46, s. 20.
60. A licence shall be issued to a partnership or a corporation meeting the following conditions:
(1)  it demonstrates its solvency in accordance with the conditions and criteria determined by regulation of the Board;
(2)  (paragraph repealed);
(3)  none of its officers lends his name to another person;
(4)  it has joined a guaranty plan, where applicable, in accordance with sections 77 and 78;
(5)  it has furnished the security payable under section 84, where applicable;
(5.1)  it has furnished the security payable under section 85, where applicable;
(5.2)  it has paid its contribution to the compensation fund referred to in section 86, where applicable;
(6)  neither it nor any of its officers has been convicted of an offence under a fiscal law or of an indictable offence triable only on indictment and connected with the business that the person intends to carry on in the building trade;
(6.1)  it or any of its officers has, in the five years preceding the application, been convicted of an offence or an indictable offence referred to in subparagraph 6 and has obtained a pardon;
(6.2)  it establishes that where, under the Master Electricians Act (chapter M-3) or the Master Pipe-Mechanics Act (chapter M-4) it must be a member of the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec or the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec, the entrance dues and annual assessment required under those Acts have been paid;
(7)  it has such other qualifications, meets such other conditions and has furnished such particulars as the Board may by regulation require.
Subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph does not apply to a partnership or legal person that meets one of the conditions set out in subparagraphs 4, 5, 5.1 and 5.2 of the said paragraph.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 6 and 6.1 of the first paragraph in respect of an offence under a fiscal law, the Board shall refuse to issue a licence where it considers that the serious nature of the offence or the frequency of offences justifies the refusal.
1985, c. 34, s. 60; 1986, c. 95, s. 356; 1990, c. 4, s. 96; 1991, c. 74, s. 32, s. 169; 1992, c. 61, s. 78; 1993, c. 61, s. 67; 1996, c. 74, s. 3; 1998, c. 46, s. 21.
61. The Board may refuse to issue a licence to a partnership or a corporation where any of its officers:
(1)  was an officer of a partnership or a corporation in the 12 months preceding any bankruptcy of the partnership or corporation within less than three years;
(2)  was an officer of a partnership or a corporation which, in the five years preceding the application, was convicted of an offence under a fiscal law or of an indictable offence triable only on indictment and connected with the business that the person intends to carry on in the building trade unless he has obtained a pardon;
(3)  was an officer of a partnership or corporation whose licence was cancelled or not renewed under section 70 within less than three years;
(4)  is an officer of a partnership or corporation whose licence is suspended;
(5)  was an officer of a partnership or of a legal person in the 12 months preceding the cessation of the partnership’s or legal person’s activities as a contractor, if the Board considers that the cessation is due to other causes than the death of one of its officers, the attainment of its object or any other legitimate cause.
The Board may refuse to issue a licence where the partnership or corporation applying for it or any of its officers holds a licence that has been suspended or held a licence that was cancelled or not renewed under section 70 within less than three years.
For the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph in respect of an offence under a fiscal law, the Board shall refuse to issue a licence where it considers that the serious nature of the offence or the frequency of offences justifies the refusal.
1985, c. 34, s. 61; 1990, c. 4, s. 97; 1986, c. 95, s. 357; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 22.
62. The Board may refuse to issue a licence where the person who applies for it on behalf of a partnership or corporation has already applied, on behalf of another partnership or corporation, for a licence that has been cancelled or not renewed under section 70 within less than three years.
1985, c. 34, s. 62; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
62.1. The Board may, by way of exception, issue a licence authorizing the holder to carry out or cause to be carried out building work the object and scope of which coincide with part only of a subclass of licence established by regulation of the Board, where the applicant meets the specific competency conditions determined by the Board in addition to the other conditions prescribed by this Act and the regulations.
1996, c. 74, s. 4.
63. Subject to any regulation made by the Board under paragraph 15 of section 185, a partnership or person may not hold more than one licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 63; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
64. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 64; 1991, c. 74, s. 33, s. 169; 1993, c. 61, s. 68; 1996, c. 74, s. 5.
65. When the Board receives an application for the issue, renewal or alteration of a licence, it shall deliver a ruling within 30 days.
1985, c. 34, s. 65; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
§ 3.1.  — Restricted licence as regards the obtention of a public contract
1997, c. 85, s. 5.
65.1. The Board shall indicate, on the licence issued or renewed by the Board, whether the licence contains any restriction as regards the obtention of a public contract, based on data respecting the licence holder transmitted to it by the Commission de la construction du Québec under section 123.4.4 of the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and manpower management in the construction industry (chapter R-20).
1997, c. 85, s. 5.
65.2. The holder of a licence that contains a restriction as regards the obtention of a public contract is prohibited from tendering for a public contract where the contract is the subject of a call for tenders or from entering into such a public contract in any other case.
A tender bid submitted by a contractor whose licence contains such a restriction cannot be retained.
1997, c. 85, s. 5.
65.3. No contractor may retain the services of a contractor holding a restricted licence for the performance of any subcontract that is directly or indirectly related to a public contract.
1997, c. 85, s. 5.
65.4. For the purposes of this subdivision, a public contract is a construction contract and any subcontract for construction that relates directly or indirectly to such a contract to which the following bodies are party:
(1)  a government department or body to which a regulation made under Chapter V of the Public Administration Act (chapter A‐6.01) applies;
(2)  a school board, the Conseil scolaire de l’Île de Montréal or a general and vocational college;
(3)  a public institution under the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S‐4.2), a regional board established under that Act, the Corporation d’hébergement du Québec referred to in section 471 of that Act, a public institution under the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S‐5), or a regional council established under that Act;
(4)  a municipality, an urban community, the Kativik Regional Government, a mixed enterprise company under the Act respecting mixed enterprise companies in the municipal sector (chapter S‐25.01), an intermunicipal transit management board, a municipal or intermunicipal transit authority, an intermunicipal board of transport, or any other body whose board of directors is composed in the majority of elected municipal officers, where the Government, a government department or body makes a grant to them or ensures the payment thereof in relation to the construction project that is the subject of the contract.
1997, c. 85, s. 5; 1999, c. 40, s. 37; 2000, c. 8, s. 104.
§ 4.  — Registers and notices
66. The Board shall keep a public register in which the names and addresses of licence holders and of the natural persons referred to in section 52, the licence numbers and the classes or subclasses of such licences and any restriction under section 65.1 are entered.
1985, c. 34, s. 66; 1991, c. 74, s. 34, s. 169; 1997, c. 85, s. 6; 1998, c. 46, s. 23.
67. The Board shall be informed within 30 days of any merger, sale, transfer or change in name or change to the board of directors or officers of a partnership or legal person.
In addition, the person referred to in section 52 must notify the Board without delay upon ceasing to authorize the partnership or legal person.
1985, c. 34, s. 67; 1991, c. 74, s. 35, s. 169; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
68. Licences shall indicate the classes and subclasses of building work that the holder is permitted to carry out or cause to be carried out.
1985, c. 34, s. 68.
69. The holder of a licence who is no longer entitled thereto shall inform the Board in writing within 30 days following the date on which his entitlement ceased. In addition, in the case of a partnership or corporation, the person referred to in section 52 must also inform the Board thereof in writing.
On the death or incapacity of the licence holder, the liquidator of the succession, the heir or the legatee by particular title, the legal representative of the deceased person, or the tutor or adviser to a person of full age shall inform the Board within 30 days of the holder’s being no longer entitled to the licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 69; 1989, c. 54, s. 159; 1991, c. 74, s. 36, s. 169; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
DIVISION III
SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION AND REFUSAL TO RENEW A LICENCE
70. The Board may suspend, cancel or refuse to renew a licence where the licence holder:
(1)  has been convicted of an offence under the list of offences of the demerit points system, if the serious nature or frequency of the offence justifies the suspension, cancellation or refusal to renew;
(2)  does not satisfy one of the conditions set by this Act for obtaining a licence;
(3)  has falsified or misrepresented facts related to his application for a licence;
(4)  has not given effect, to the Board’s satisfaction, to an order issued under section 123 enjoining him to comply with the Building Code;
(5)  has abandoned building work or interrupted it without reasonable cause, thereby harming the persons involved;
(6)  has its solvency endangered by the bankruptcy of one of its officers;
(7)  his participation in the guaranty plan referred to in section 80 is terminated;
(8)  his participation in the security plan referred to in section 84 is terminated;
(9)  his participation in the security plan referred to in section 85 is terminated;
(10)  has not paid the contribution to the compensation fund payable under section 86, where applicable;
(11)  has carried out or caused to be carried out construction work for which compensation has been granted by the compensation fund referred to in section 86 and has not reimbursed the Board therefor;
(12)  has acted in such a manner that, in the opinion of the Board, he no longer merits the public’s trust.
The Board may also suspend, cancel or refuse to renew a licence issued to a partnership or a legal person where any of the officers of the partnership or legal person was an officer of a partnership or of a legal person in the 12 months preceding the cessation of the partnership’s or legal person’s activities as a contractor, if the Board considers that the cessation is due to other causes than the death of one of its officers, the attainment of its object or any other legitimate cause.
1985, c. 34, s. 70; 1990, c. 4, s. 96; 1991, c. 74, s. 37, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 24.
70.1. Every contractor shall pay to the Board the additional licence renewal fees and any additional levy in accordance with the demerit points system established by regulation of the Board.
Information contained in the demerit points system is public.
1991, c. 74, s. 38.
70.2. A contractor’s licence shall be suspended for a period of 12 months if, within two years following a decision to suspend work made against the holder of the licence under section 7.4 of the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and manpower management in the construction industry (chapter R-20), another decision to suspend work is made against the holder.
A licence suspension has effect from the expiry of the time allowed to apply for review of the decision to suspend work provided for in section 7.7 of that Act or, if the decision to suspend work was reviewed, from the final decision of the construction industry commissioner or a construction industry deputy-commissioner.
1995, c. 63, s. 2; 1998, c. 46, s. 25; 1997, c. 85, s. 7.
71. The licence of a contractor or of an owner-builder ceases to have effect on any of the following occurrences:
(1)  he becomes bankrupt;
(2)  its powers as a corporation are revoked;
(3)  it passes a resolution to go into voluntary liquidation;
(4)  a winding-up order is made against it by a court of competent jurisdiction;
(5)  it has not informed the Board in accordance with section 67;
(6)  (paragraph repealed);
(7)  he has been convicted of contravening the first paragraph of section 65.2.
1985, c. 34, s. 71; 1991, c. 74, s. 39, s. 169; 1997, c. 85, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
72. On the death of a licence holder, the liquidator of the succession or the heir, legatee by particular title or legal representative of the deceased may continue the business for up to 90 days from the date of death.
1985, c. 34, s. 72; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
73. The licence of a partnership or corporation ceases to have effect 60 days after the date on which the natural person who applied for a licence on behalf of a partnership or corporation ceases to be an officer thereof. In the case of the death of the natural person, the period shall be 90 days.
1985, c. 34, s. 73; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
74. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 74; 1991, c. 74, s. 40.
75. The Board 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 deciding on the suspension, cancellation or refusal to renew any licence.
It shall deliver its ruling in writing, with reasons.
1985, c. 34, s. 75; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1997, c. 43, s. 87.
76. The Board may issue to the trustee in bankruptcy or to the liquidator, for not more than 30 days, a licence permitting the completion of the work covered by the licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 76; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
CHAPTER V
FINANCIAL GUARANTEES
DIVISION I
GUARANTY PLANS
77. The Board may, by regulation, require every contractor to join a plan guaranteeing the performance of his legal and contractual obligations, in particular, his obligation to comply with the Building Code, resulting from a contract entered into with a person for the sale or construction of a new residential building.
The regulation contemplated in the first paragraph shall determine the cases and the terms and conditions of the guaranty related to the performance of the legal and contractual obligations of the contractor, and the class of new residential buildings to which it applies.
1985, c. 34, s. 77; 1991, c. 74, s. 41; 1995, c. 58, s. 1.
78. The Board may, by regulation, require every contractor to join a plan guaranteeing the performance of his legal and contractual obligations, in particular, his obligation to comply with the Building Code, resulting from a contract entered into with a person for the carrying out of renovation, repair, maintenance or alteration work on a building, on facilities or installations referred to in paragraph 2 or 3 of section 2 or on a civil engineering structure.
The regulation contemplated in the first paragraph shall determine the cases and the terms and conditions of the guaranty related to the performance of the legal and contractual obligations of the contractor.
1985, c. 34, s. 78; 1991, c. 74, s. 42; 1995, c. 58, s. 2; 1998, c. 46, s. 26.
79. Every contractor required to join a guaranty plan shall give to a person the contract whereby the plan guarantees the obligations provided in section 77 or 78.
1985, c. 34, s. 79; 1995, c. 58, s. 3.
79.1. Every contractor required to join a guaranty plan under section 77 or 78 is bound to repair any defect in construction resulting from the failure to carry out or from the carrying out of construction work covered by the plan. The contractor must also, where applicable, complete the carrying out of the work or pay the compensation prescribed by regulation of the Board.
Should the contractor fail to repair such defects and, where applicable, to complete the work or pay the compensation, the manager of the plan shall make the repairs and, where applicable, complete the work or pay the compensation.
1995, c. 58, s. 4.
79.2. Subrogation operates in favour of the manager of a guaranty plan who remedies the contractor’s failure to perform his obligations under the plan.
1995, c. 58, s. 4.
80. A guaranty plan and any guaranty contract offered under such a plan shall conform with the standards and criteria established by regulation of the Board and be approved by the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 80; 1991, c. 74, s. 43.
81. A guaranty plan must be managed by a legal person whose sole object is to manage the financial guarantees provided for in this chapter; such person must be authorized by the Board in accordance with a regulation of the Board, and have an establishment in Québec.
1985, c. 34, s. 81; 1991, c. 74, s. 43; 1995, c. 58, s. 5.
81.1. The reserves held in currency or in the form of investments by the manager of a guaranty plan to guarantee the performance of its obligations are unseizable and unassignable.
1995, c. 58, s. 5.
82. No person may offer to a person a guarantee contract other than a contract required under this division, for the purpose of guaranteeing performance of the contractual and legal obligations of a contractor, in particular the obligation to comply with the Building Code for a building mentioned in section 77 or work covered by section 78 if the contract is not offered under a guaranty plan managed by a person authorized by the Board in accordance with a regulation made by the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 82; 1991, c. 74, s. 44; 1995, c. 58, s. 6.
83. The Board may withdraw its authorization of the manager mentioned in section 81 or in section 82 where the person
(1)  is no longer able to take on the obligations of the guaranty plan, owing to his financial position;
(2)  no longer meets the conditions prescribed by regulation of the Board.
Until it authorizes a new manager in accordance with section 81 or section 82, the Board may designate a provisional manager.
1985, c. 34, s. 83; 1991, c. 74, s. 45.
83.1. Only a body that meets the following criteria may be authorized by the Board to conduct the arbitration of disputes arising out of guaranty plans:
(1)  it is devoted exclusively to dispute arbitration;
(2)  it has established a panel of arbitrators whose integrity has been established and who satisfy the conditions determined by regulation of the Board;
(3)  it applies an arbitration procedure that includes the arbitration rules prescribed by regulation of the Board;
(4)  it has established a tariff of arbitration costs that has been approved by the Board and that pertains to arbitration expenses, including expenses incurred by such body and the cost of its services, arbitrators’ fees and provisions for expenses;
(5)  it satisfies any other condition prescribed by regulation of the Board.
The body shall publish an annual compilation of the decisions of its arbitrators.
1995, c. 58, s. 7.
DIVISION II
SECURITY
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
84. The Board may, by regulation, require security from any contractor for the purpose of compensating the contractor’s clients who sustain a loss as a result of a failure to carry out or the carrying out of construction work not covered by a guaranty plan referred to in section 80.
1985, c. 34, s. 84; 1991, c. 74, s. 46.
DIVISION III
SECURITY AND COMPENSATION FUND
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
85. Where no guaranty plan meets, or the guaranty contract fails to meet, the standards and criteria established by regulation pursuant to paragraph 19.6 of section 185 within the 12 months following the coming into force of the regulation or where, within that time, no manager has been authorized in accordance with section 81, the Board may, by regulation, require security from any contractor for the purpose of compensating those of his clients who have sustained a loss as a result of a failure to carry out or the carrying out of construction work related to a building, to facilities or installations referred to in paragraph 2 or 3 of section 2 or to a civil engineering structure, in the cases and within the limits determined by regulation.
The same applies where an approved guaranty plan or guaranty contract no longer meets the standards and criteria established by regulation pursuant to paragraph 19.6 of section 185.
1985, c. 34, s. 85; 1991, c. 74, s. 46; 1998, c. 46, s. 27.
86. The Board may also, for the same purposes, organize by regulation, a compensation fund whose object shall be to provide compensation in excess of the security but only where the security is insufficient.
The fund shall be managed by the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 86; 1991, c. 74, s. 46.
86.1. The Board shall pay compensation out of the fund to a person who applies therefor and meets the conditions prescribed by regulation of the Board.
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
86.2. The Board may, by regulation, prescribe the conditions, manner, and rules according to which a claim may be admitted for compensation out of the fund and out of the security, and in particular prescribe
(1)  the categories of persons who may benefit from the rights granted by this division;
(2)  the categories of contractors who are required to provide security and contribute to the fund;
(3)  the categories of buildings, civil engineering structures, facilities and installations covered;
(4)  categories of work or cost of work for each category of persons, buildings, civil engineering structures, facilities and installations covered;
(5)  the nature of claims, the amount of deductible, the maximum amounts that may be claimed and the other terms or conditions according to which compensation may be paid out of the security and out of the fund;
(6)  the maximum total amount of compensation that may be paid out of the security and out of the fund in respect of all claims presented during a fiscal year in respect of the same contractor;
(7)  the minimum amount of money needed to defray the operating costs of the fund;
(8)  an indicator of the importance of the contractor’s activities and performance which may be used as a basis for establishing contributions and the terms and conditions of payment of such contributions to the fund by a person applying for a licence or the renewal of a licence;
(9)  special contributions and the terms and conditions of payment of such contributions to the fund when the amount making up the fund is less than the minimum amount fixed.
1991, c. 74, s. 46; 1998, c. 46, s. 28.
86.3. The fund is constituted of the contributions paid by contractors required to contribute, of the revenue generated thereby and of sums recovered from a contractor pursuant to subrogation.
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
86.4. The Board shall keep separate accounts for the fund and its operating costs shall be paid by the fund out of the amounts constituting it.
The assets of the fund are not part of the assets of the Board and shall not be used by the Board in the performance of its obligations.
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
86.5. The fiscal year of the fund shall end on 31 March.
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
86.6. Where the Board does not foresee being in immediate need of the funds remaining in the fund for the payment of compensation, the funds shall be deposited with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
86.7. Where compensation is paid out of the security or by the Board under this chapter, it shall be subrogated to the rights of the beneficiary up to the amount of the sums paid.
1991, c. 74, s. 46.
CHAPTER VI
RÉGIE DU BÂTIMENT DU QUÉBEC
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
DIVISION I
ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
87. A board to be called the “Régie du bâtiment du Québec” is hereby established.
1985, c. 34, s. 87; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
88. The Board is a legal person.
1985, c. 34, s. 88; 1991, c. 74, s. 47; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
89. The head office of the Board shall be located at the place determined by the Government; notice of that location and of any change of location of the head office shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
1985, c. 34, s. 89; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
90. The Board shall be administered by a board of directors of 5 members including a chairman and vice-chairman.
1985, c. 34, s. 90; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
91. The members of the board of directors are appointed by the Government for a term not exceeding 5 years.
Two members, other than the chairman and the vice-chairman, shall be from one or other of the following bodies, which must be consulted:
(1)  the Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitations du Québec inc.;
(2)  the Association de la construction du Québec;
(3)  the Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec;
(4)  the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec;
(5)  the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec.
At the end of his term, a director remains in office until reappointed or replaced.
1985, c. 34, s. 91; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
92. Any vacancy occurring among the members of the board shall be filled in the manner prescribed for the appointment of the person to be replaced.
1985, c. 34, s. 92; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
93. Where the chairman is absent or unable to act, the vice-chairman shall replace him and exercise all his powers.
Where a member of the board other than the chairman is absent or unable to act, the Government may appoint an interim replacement on the conditions it determines.
1985, c. 34, s. 93; 1991, c. 74, s. 47; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
94. The chairman shall see that the decisions of the board are carried out and is responsible for the management and direction of the Board within the scope of its by-laws and policies.
He is by virtue of his office the executive director of the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 94; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
95. The chairman and vice-chairman shall perform their duties on a full-time basis, as shall any other member of the board designated by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 95; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
96. The Government shall fix the remuneration and other terms of employment of the full-time members of the board.
The other members of the board are not remunerated except in the cases and conditions and to the extent that the Government may determine. They are, however, entitled to the reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, on the conditions and to the extent determined by the Government.
The sums required for the carrying out of this section shall be borne by the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 96; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
97. No full-time member of the board may, on pain of forfeiture of office, have any direct or indirect interest in an undertaking that puts his personal interest in conflict with that of the Board.
However, forfeiture is not incurred where the interest is acquired by succession or gift provided that the member renounces or disposes of it with all possible diligence.
Any other member of the board having a direct or indirect interest in an undertaking that puts his personal interest in conflict with that of the Board shall, on pain of forfeiture of office, disclose his interest in writing to the chairman and refrain from sitting on the board and taking part in any debate or decision when a matter related to the undertaking in which he has the interest is under discussion.
1985, c. 34, s. 97; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
98. The Board may hold meetings at any place in Québec.
1985, c. 34, s. 98; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
99. A decision of the board signed by all members of the board has the same value as if made during a regular meeting.
1985, c. 34, s. 99; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
100. The quorum at meetings of the board is constituted of a majority of board members including the chairman and vice-chairman.
In case of a tie-vote, the chairman shall have a casting vote.
1985, c. 34, s. 100; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
101. The Board shall adopt rules for its internal management. Such rules shall come into force on the date of their approval by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 101; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
102. The secretary and members of the personnel of the Board shall be appointed in accordance with the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 102; 1991, c. 74, s. 47; 2000, c. 8, s. 242.
DIVISION I.1
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
103. The Minister shall form an advisory committee.
1985, c. 34, s. 103; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
104. The advisory committee shall have as sole function to advise the Board on any matter relating to the administration of this Act submitted to it by the Board.
The Board shall seek the advice of the advisory committee prior to adopting a building code, a safety code and any regulation pursuant to paragraphs 1, 2, 2.3, 5, 5.2, 16 to 18, 19.1, 19.7 and 20 to 36.1 of section 185, and prior to allocating its budget.
Such advice shall be forwarded to the Board within 30 days of being requested or within a shorter period of time for reasons indicated by the Board; upon failure by the advisory committee to forward its advice to the Board within the prescribed time limit, the advice is deemed to have been given within that time limit.
The advisory committee’s advice shall not be binding on the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 104; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
105. The advisory committee shall be composed of 16 members.
1985, c. 34, s. 105; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
106. The chairman of the Board shall designate the chairman of the advisory committee from among the personnel of the Board and shall transmit his name to the Minister.
The other members of the committee shall be appointed by the Minister in the following manner:
(1)  eight members from among the persons proposed by the Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitations du Québec inc., the Association de la construction du Québec, the Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec, the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec and the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec;
(2)  two members from among the persons proposed by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and the Ordre des architectes du Québec;
(3)  one member from among the persons proposed by the most representative associations of municipal bodies;
(4)  one member from among the persons proposed by the most representative associations of building owners;
(5)  one member from among the persons proposed by the most representative associations of consumers or of persons living in or frequenting a building;
(6)  two members from among the persons proposed by the Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD), the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN-CONSTRUCTION), the Conseil conjoint de la Fédération des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ-Construction) et du Conseil provincial du Québec des métiers de la construction (International) and the Syndicat québécois de la construction.
1985, c. 34, s. 106; 1991, c. 74, s. 47; 1999, c. 13, s. 1.
107. The term of office of the members shall be not more than 3 years.
1985, c. 34, s. 107; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
108. Members shall remain in office until reappointed or replaced.
1985, c. 34, s. 108; 1991, c. 74, s. 47.
109. Any vacancy occurring among members of the advisory committee shall be filled in the manner prescribed in section 106.
Where the chairman is absent or unable to act, the chairman of the Board shall designate a replacement from among the personnel for the period of absence or incapacity.
1985, c. 34, s. 109; 1991, c. 74, s. 47; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
109.1. The quorum at meetings of the advisory committee is 9 members including the chairman.
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
109.2. Any advice shall be approved by a majority. The chairman shall sit without voting rights.
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
109.3. Minutes of meetings shall be taken by a member of the personnel of the Board.
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
109.4. The advisory committee may adopt by-laws for its internal management. Such by-laws are subject to approval by the Board. The committee may also form any sub-committee it considers necessary.
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
109.5. The members of the advisory committee and its sub-committees shall not be remunerated except in the cases, on the conditions and to the extent that the Government may determine.
They are however entitled to the reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties on the conditions and to the extent that the Government may determine.
The sums required for the carrying out of this section shall be borne by the Board.
1991, c. 74, s. 47.
DIVISION II
PURPOSE, DUTIES AND POWERS
110. The purpose of the Board is to supervise the administration of this Act, particularly with a view to protecting the public.
1985, c. 34, s. 110; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
111. In carrying out its purpose, the Board shall, in particular, have the following responsibilities:
(1)  to ensure that this Act is applied and that building and safety standards are observed;
(2)  to check the qualifications of contractors and owner-builders so as to ensure their integrity, competence and solvency;
(3)  to promote administrative agreements with other agencies operating in areas covered by this Act with a view to facilitating its application;
(4)  to promote the delegating of responsibility to local municipalities;
(5)  to promote the training of persons working in the areas of building construction and public information;
(6)  to cooperate with departments and agencies involved in the areas covered by this Act;
(7)  to take part in the preparation of Government regulations, at the request of the Minister;
(8)  to disseminate information and give opinions on the content and application of the Building Code and the Safety Code;
(9)  to undertake or commission studies and research in areas covered by this Act;
(10)  to adopt measures to foster a greater sense of responsibility among persons working in the field of construction;
(11)  to manage guaranty plans, demand contributions and, where necessary, organize and administer a compensation fund.
1985, c. 34, s. 111; 1991, c. 74, s. 48, s. 169.
112. In the exercise of its powers of supervision, the Board may:
(1)  at any reasonable hour enter a building or construction site and have access to a facility intended for use by the public or an installation independent of a building;
(2)  examine and make copies of the books, ledgers and files of a contractor, owner-builder or owner of a building, a facility intended for use by the public or an installation independent of a building, of a manufacturer of a pressure vessel, or of a gas distribution undertaking;
(3)  require the disclosure of all information necessary for applying this Act as well as the production of any related document.
1985, c. 34, s. 112; 1991, c. 74, s. 49, s. 169.
115. The Board may make tests, take photographs or make recordings at a construction site, building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building.
1985, c. 34, s. 115; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
117. The Board may require that a person provide it with what is needed to carry out a check.
1985, c. 34, s. 117; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
118. A member of the Board or its agent must identify himself on request and show his certificate of appointment.
1985, c. 34, s. 118; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
Not in force
120. The Régie may require a gas undertaking to obtain its authorization before supplying a new gas installation.
1985, c. 34, s. 120; 1991, c. 74, s. 168.
Not in force
121. A gas distributor’s agents checking gas installations or construction work shall have the powers and duties prescribed in sections 112 to 118.
1985, c. 34, s. 121.
128.2. The inspectors of the Commission de la construction du Québec shall, where their field of jurisdiction coincides with that of this Act, ensure that the contractors and owner-builders are licence holders.
In exercising this function, the inspectors have the same powers and duties of inspection as inspectors of the Board under this Act.
1991, c. 74, s. 56.
128.5. The Board shall, before ordering the revocation of a permit or the recognition of a person, notify the permit holder or the person in writing as prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J‐3) and allow the permit holder or the person at least 10 days to present observations.
Every decision shall be rendered in writing and give reasons.
1991, c. 74, s. 56; 1997, c. 43, s. 88.
129. The Board may inquire into any matter relating to this Act.
For such purpose, it shall have the powers and immunity of commissioners appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37), except for the power to order imprisonment.
1985, c. 34, s. 129; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
DIVISION II.1
COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION
1991, c. 74, s. 57.
129.1. For the purposes of this Act and the regulations, the Board may obtain from a body that is subject to the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1) any information or document in its possession relating to the carrying out of construction work and to the persons who carry out such work or cause such work to be carried out and the body shall furnish such information or document to the Board in accordance with that Act.
1991, c. 74, s. 57; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1993, c. 61, s. 69.
129.1.1. The Board may, according to law, enter into an agreement with a government in Canada or abroad or with a department or body of such government for the carrying out of this Act and the regulations or of an Act for the carrying out of which such government, department or body is responsible.
Such an agreement may permit the exchange of nominative information for the prevention, detection or repression of offences under any such Act.
1993, c. 61, s. 69.
129.2. No person may be prosecuted on the grounds of any information or document furnished by him in good faith to the Board under this division.
1991, c. 74, s. 57.
DIVISION III
MANDATE AND DELEGATION OF POWERS
1998, c. 46, s. 33.
§ 1.  — Mandate given by the Government
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
1.  — AGREEMENT
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.3. Notwithstanding section 110, the Government may give to the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec and the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec, to the extent indicated by the Government, a mandate to supervise the administration of this Act or to see to its application with respect to the vocational qualification of their members and the financial guarantees that may be required from them.
The terms and conditions governing the carrying out of the mandate by the Corporation, the powers and duties conferred on the Corporation and the obligations of the Board under sections 66, 75, 147 and 148 to be assumed by the Corporation shall be determined in an agreement.
The agreement may also set out the terms and conditions governing the exercise by the employees of the mandatary Corporation of the powers and duties entrusted to the Corporation.
1998, c. 46, s. 34; 1999, c. 13, s. 2.
129.4. The agreement shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec. It becomes effective on the date of publication or on any later date set out therein.
From that date, the mandatary Corporation shall exercise the powers and duties so entrusted to it and assume the obligations of the Board specified in the mandate.
From the same date and for those purposes, the mandatary Corporation shall be considered to be a public body within the meaning of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1) and shall be subject to the provisions of that Act.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.5. Only those officers of the mandatary Corporation, committee members or office holders identified in the agreement may have access to information relating to the solvency of a contractor.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.6. No proceedings may be brought against the mandatary Corporation, its directors, the members of its committees or its personnel for an official act done in good faith in carrying out the mandate given to the Corporation under section 129.3.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.7. The records and other documents of the Board become, to the extent set out in the agreement, the records and other documents of the mandatary Corporation.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.8. A licence issued by the Board remains in force until the date on which it expires or until it is altered, suspended or cancelled by the mandatary Corporation.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.9. The provisions of the regulations made by the Board that concern matters forming the subject of the mandate continue to apply until amended or replaced by a regulation made by the mandatary Corporation.
Any regulation made by the Corporation shall be submitted to the Government for approval with or without amendment.
Where the Corporation does not adopt or amend a regulation within a time considered reasonable by the Government, the Government may itself adopt the regulation.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.10. Separate accounts shall be kept for the sums collected pursuant to the regulations and the expenses incurred for the purpose of carrying out the mandate.
The sums collected shall be applied exclusively to activities covered by the mandate.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.11. The Minister may at any time, on the conditions and for the term considered expedient by the Minister, designate one or more persons to participate, without voting rights, in meetings of the board of directors and, where applicable, of the executive committee and of any committee of the mandatary Corporation carrying out the mandate entrusted to the mandatary Corporation under section 129.3.
The persons may be chosen by the Minister, in particular from associations representing consumers, from among persons who reside in or frequent buildings and from among owners of buildings.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
2.  — VERIFICATION AND INQUIRY
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.12. The Minister may, generally or specially, designate a person to verify the documents and information transmitted by the mandatary Corporation in accordance with the agreement.
For such purpose, the verifier may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where the verifier has reason to believe operations or activities are carried on by or on behalf of a mandatary Corporation and require any information or document, and examine and make copies of any document.
The person required to provide the information or documents must comply within the allotted time.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.13. No proceedings may be brought against the verifier for any act done in good faith in the exercise of the verifier’s functions.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.14. The verifier shall, on request, identify himself or herself and produce the document signed by the Minister attesting the verifier’s capacity.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.15. No person may hinder the verifier in the exercise of the verifier’s functions.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.16. The Minister may direct a person designated by the Minister to make an inquiry into any matter relating to the administration or operation of a mandatary Corporation or to the conduct of the directors of the Corporation, with respect to the mandate given to the Corporation under section 129.3. The investigator so designated has the powers and immunity of commissioners appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37), except the power to order imprisonment.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
3.  — CORRECTIVE ACTION
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.17. The Minister may, even before the conclusion of a verification or inquiry under section 129.12 or 129.16,
(1)  order a mandatary Corporation to take the necessary corrective action within a specified time;
(2)  accept a voluntary undertaking by the Corporation to take the appropriate corrective action.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
4.  — REVOCATION OF THE MANDATE
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.18. The Government may at any time revoke a mandate given under section 129.3. The revocation becomes effective on the date fixed by the Government.
The decision of the Government must be communicated forthwith to the Corporation concerned.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
129.19. From the effective date of the revocation,
(1)  matters before the Corporation that relate to the mandate given under section 129.3 are continued and decided by the Board without other formality;
(2)  proceedings to which the Corporation is a party and that relate to the mandate so given are continued by the Board without continuance of suit;
(3)  a licence issued by the Corporation remains in force until the date on which it expires or until it is altered, suspended or cancelled by the Board;
(4)  any regulations made by the Corporation pursuant to the regulatory powers entrusted under section 129.3 are deemed to be regulations of the Board;
(5)  any regulations made by the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec and the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec pursuant to the powers provided for in section 12.0.2 of the Master Electricians Act (chapter M-3) and section 10.2 of the Master Pipe-Mechanics Act (chapter M-4), respectively, cease to have effect; and
(6)  the records and other documents of the Corporation that relate to the mandate given under section 129.3 become, to the extent determined by the Government, the records and other documents of the Board.
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
§ 2.  — Delegation of powers by the Board
1998, c. 46, s. 34.
130. The Board may delegate to the chairman, the vice-chairman or a director, in writing and to the extent specified, the powers and duties assigned to it by this Act, except for those conferred by sections 132, 173 to 179 and 185.
The Board may similarly delegate the exercise of powers and duties covered by the first paragraph to a committee composed of the chairman or vice-chairman and one or more directors.
The Board may, in addition, delegate in writing and to the extent specified:
(1)  the exercise of the powers and duties assigned to it by this Act, except for those conferred by the third paragraphs of sections 58, 60 and 61, sections 123, 128.3, 128.4, 130.1, 132, 173 to 179 and 185 and those described in section 70 that do not pertain to the payable security referred to in section 297.2, the entrance dues and the annual assessment referred to in subparagraph 8.1 of the first paragraph of section 58 and subparagraph 6.2 of the first paragraph of section 60 and those referred to in subparagraphs 7 to 10 of the first paragraph of section 70 to a member of its personnel;
(2)  the exercise of powers conferred by sections 112 to 117 to any person it may designate.
1985, c. 34, s. 130; 1991, c. 74, s. 58; 1998, c. 46, s. 35.
Not in force
130.1. The Board may enter into a written agreement with a contractors’ association or a group of contractors’ associations to delegate to it, to the extent indicated by the Board, the exercise of the powers and duties of the Board under sections 46, 47, 51, 53 to 55, 57 to 58.1, 60, 63, 64, 67, 69 and 72, for the purpose of assuring the qualification of the members of that association or of any of the associations in that group. The agreement may not, however, provide for the delegation of the power to rule on the issue, renewal or amendment of a licence.
Only those officers of the association or group of associations or office holders identified in the agreement may have access to information relating to the solvency of a contractor.
The agreement may provide for the financing of the expenses incurred by the association or group of associations for the purposes of this Act and allow the association or group of associations to collect and use for such purposes any of the amounts collected under section 151.
In addition, the agreement may determine, from among the powers and obligations referred to in sections 112 to 122, the powers that may be exercised by the association or the group of associations and the obligations to which the association or group of associations is subject, as well as the conditions governing the subdelegation of those powers to its employees and the other terms and conditions governing the exercise of such powers.
1998, c. 46, s. 36; 2005, c. 22, s. 47.
131. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 131; 1991, c. 74, s. 59.
Not in force
133. The delegated municipality may, with the consent of the Régie, enter into a written agreement with another municipality, urban community or intermunicipal board.
Every regional county municipality, urban community or intermunicipal board entering into an agreement in accordance with this section shall be considered a local municipality for the purposes of the application of this Act.
1985, c. 34, s. 133; 1990, c. 85, s. 122; 1991, c. 74, s. 168.
DIVISION IV
DOCUMENTS, ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS
140. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 140; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1992, c. 57, s. 442.
141. No deed, document or writing shall bind the Board nor be attributed to it unless signed by the chairman, the vice-chairman, the secretary or a staff member and, if by a staff member, only to such extent as the Board may by regulation determine.
1985, c. 34, s. 141; 1991, c. 74, s. 62, s. 169.
142. The Board may, by regulation and according to the conditions it sets, allow the signature to be affixed by means of an automatic device on the documents it determines.
The Board may allow a facsimile of the signature to be engraved, lithographed or printed on such documents as it determines.
A facsimile requires authentication by the countersignature of a person so authorized by the chairman.
1985, c. 34, s. 142; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
143. A document or copy thereof issued by the Board or kept in its records, if signed or certified true by a person covered by section 141, proves itself.
1985, c. 34, s. 143; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
143.1. The Board may authorize a person who transmits a notice, report, declaration, estimation or any other document to the Board, a manager referred to in section 81 or a person referred to in section 135, to transmit such document in computerized form or by a telecommunications link, on the conditions it determines by regulation according to the categories of documents indicated in the regulation.
1996, c. 74, s. 6.
143.2. An intelligible written transcript of the data stored by the Board, the manager referred to in section 81 or the person referred to in section 135 in computerized form forms part of its or his documents and is proof of its content where it has been certified true by a person referred to in section 141 or by a person designated by the manager or the person, as the case may be.
In the case of data communicated to the Board, to a manager or to a person under section 143.1, the transcript must reproduce such data exactly.
1996, c. 74, s. 6.
144. No member of the board of directors, except a full-time member, may have access to information relating to the solvency of a contractor or owner-builder.
1985, c. 34, s. 144; 1991, c. 74, s. 63.
145. Neither the Board, nor a board member, staff member or any person delegated under section 132 may be sued for an official act done in good faith in the performance of duty.
1985, c. 34, s. 145; 1991, c. 74, s. 64, s. 169.
146. Except on a question of jurisdiction, no action under article 33 of the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C-25) or extraordinary recourse within the meaning of that Code shall lie, nor may injunction be granted, against the Board in its official capacity.
A judge of the Court of Appeal may, on motion, summarily quash any writ issued or order or injunction granted contrary to the first paragraph.
1985, c. 34, s. 146; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
147. The Board shall submit to the Minister, by 31 July of each year, the financial statements of the compensation fund together with a report on its activities for the past fiscal year. The financial statements and report must contain all the particulars required by the Minister.
The Minister shall table the report and financial statements in the National Assembly within 30 days of their receipt, if it is sitting, or within 30 days of the resumption of a session or the opening of a new session, if it is not sitting.
1985, c. 34, s. 147; 1991, c. 74, s. 65, s. 169.
148. The Board shall also provide the Minister with all particulars he requires concerning its activities.
1985, c. 34, s. 148; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
149. The Auditor General shall audit the books and accounts of the Board annually and whenever the Government so orders; but the Government may designate another auditor.
The report of the Auditor General or auditor designated by the Government shall accompany the report of the Board’s activities and the financial statements of the compensation fund of the Board.
1985, c. 34, s. 149; 1991, c. 74, s. 66, s. 169.
DIVISION V
FINANCE
150. The sums required for the carrying out of this Act shall be paid out of the appropriations voted annually for that purpose by the National Assembly.
1985, c. 34, s. 150; 1991, c. 74, s. 67.
151. The Board shall collect, in particular, the following amounts:
(1)  fees for issuing, amending or renewing a licence;
(2)  registration fees and examination or evaluation fees relating to the issuance, amendment or renewal of a licence;
(3)  amounts demanded from each contractor or person holding a permit issued under section 37.1 as part of a levy based on a fixed amount determined by regulation of the Board or on an amount fixed by regulation on the basis of an indicator of the importance of the activities or performance of the contractor or permit holder or on the basis of two or all three of them;
(4)  amounts demanded from each owner of a building, of a facility intended for use by the public, or of an installation independent of a building, on the basis of a fixed levy as the Board may by regulation determine, or of an amount fixed by regulation of the Board and based on the area, volume, the number of floors, capacity or use of a building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building, or on the basis of both;
(5)  amounts demanded from each owner or operator of a gas undertaking on the basis of a levy based on an amount fixed by regulation of the Board and determined by regulation of the Board, or on an amount based on the volume of gas sold, or on the basis of both;
(6)  fees charged by the Board for approval, authorization, revision, inspection, training, consultation, issue of certificates of conformity, accreditation of persons recognized by the Board and verifications;
(7)  fees for the issue, amendment or renewal of a permit.
1985, c. 34, s. 151; 1991, c. 74, s. 68, s. 169.
152. Sums collected and amounts recovered by the Board under this Act shall be paid into the consolidated revenue fund.
1985, c. 34, s. 152; 1991, c. 74, s. 69.
153. The Board shall annually fix the levy on contractors, on owners of buildings, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of buildings, on manufacturers of pressure installations and on owners or operators of gas undertakings, according to the method of financing it has chosen.
The rate of the levy shall thereafter be indexed annually according to the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Canada published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter S-19), for the 12 months of the preceding year in relation to the 12 months of the year preceding that year.
Where an annual average or the percentage calculated under the second paragraph, or the indexed rate of levy, includes more than two decimals, the first two decimals alone shall be retained and the second shall be increased by one unit if the third is equal to or greater than 5.
The first paragraph does not apply if an annual rate of levy is equal to the indexed rate of levy pursuant to the second paragraph.
The second and third paragraphs shall apply to any duties and fees payable under this Act.
The Board shall publish in the Gazette officielle du Québec the results of any indexation carried out under this section.
1985, c. 34, s. 153; 1991, c. 74, s. 70, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 40.
154. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 154; 1988, c. 64, s. 587; 1991, c. 74, s. 71.
155. For the purposes of this division, the Board shall apply the rate of interest fixed pursuant to section 28 of the Act respecting the Ministère du Revenu (chapter M-31).
For the purposes of computation of the interest, part of a month is deemed a full month.
The interest shall not be capitalized.
1985, c. 34, s. 155; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
156. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 156; 1991, c. 74, s. 71.
157. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 157; 1991, c. 74, s. 71.
158. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 158; 1991, c. 74, s. 71.
159. The Board’s fiscal year ends on 31 March.
1985, c. 34, s. 159; 1991, c. 74, s. 169.
CHAPTER VII
REVIEW AND PROCEEDING
1997, c. 43, s. 89; 1998, c. 46, s. 41.
DIVISION I
REVIEW
160. Any interested person may apply for review of a ruling of the Board, of a mandatary Corporation referred to in section 129.3 or of a municipality referred to in section 132, where such ruling, in respect of which no proceeding has been brought before the construction industry commissioner or the Labour Court,
(1)  was delivered under sections 58.1, 123, 124, 127, 128, 128.3 or 128.4;
(2)  involves the issue, renewal, amendment, suspension or cancellation of a licence.
1985, c. 34, s. 160; 1991, c. 74, s. 72; 1996, c. 74, s. 7; 1997, c. 43, s. 90; 1998, c. 46, s. 42.
161. An application for review of a ruling must be submitted to the Board, the Corporation or the municipality within 30 days of its date.
1985, c. 34, s. 161; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 43.
162. The Board, the Corporation or the municipality shall, before deciding on the review, allow the interested party an opportunity to present observations.
1985, c. 34, s. 162; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1997, c. 43, s. 91; 1998, c. 46, s. 44.
163. The person who made the ruling under review may not himself review the ruling except in the case of the board of directors of the Board, a Corporation or the council of a municipality.
1985, c. 34, s. 163; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 45.
164. The Board, the Corporation or the municipality may affirm, reverse or vary the ruling under review.
1985, c. 34, s. 164; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 46.
DIVISION II
PROCEEDING
1997, c. 43, s. 92; 1998, c. 46, s. 47.
§ 1.  — Before the construction industry commissioner
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
164.1. Any interested person may contest any ruling of the Board or of a mandatary Corporation referred to in section 129.3 before the construction industry commissioner referred to in the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and manpower management in the construction industry (chapter R-20), where such ruling pertains to the issue, renewal, alteration, suspension or cancellation of a licence or is made under section 58.1.
During such a proceeding, the commissioner may decide any matter relating to the application of this Act.
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
164.2. The proceeding shall be brought by a motion served on the Board or the Corporation.
The motion shall be filed with the construction industry commissioner within 30 days following receipt by the applicant of the initial ruling or, as the case may be, of the ruling under review of the Board or the Corporation.
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
164.3. Upon service of the motion, the Board or the Corporation shall send the file relating to the contested ruling to the construction industry commissioner.
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
164.4. The construction industry commissioner shall deliver a ruling on the file sent by the Board or the Corporation after giving the parties the opportunity to be heard.
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
164.5. The proceedings shall not stay enforcement of the ruling of the Board or the Corporation.
The construction industry commissioner may, however, on a motion, rule otherwise by reason of urgency or of the risk of serious and irreparable harm.
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
§ 2.  — Before the Labour Court
1998, c. 46, s. 48.
165. Any interested person may contest a ruling of the Board or of a municipality referred to in section 132 before the Labour Court where the ruling is delivered under section 123, 124, 127, 128, 128.3 or 128.4.
1985, c. 34, s. 165; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1991, c. 74, s. 73, s. 169; 1996, c. 74, s. 8; 1997, c. 43, s. 93; 1998, c. 46, s. 49.
166. The proceeding shall be brought by motion of which notice shall be served on the Board or on the municipality.
The motion shall be filed with the clerk of the Court, within 30 days following receipt by the applicant of the initial ruling or, as the case may be, of the ruling under review, of the Board or the municipality.
1985, c. 34, s. 166; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1991, c. 74, s. 74, s. 169; 1997, c. 43, s. 94.
167. On service of the notice of motion, the Board or the municipality shall forward to the Court the file regarding the contested ruling.
1985, c. 34, s. 167; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1991, c. 74, s. 75, s. 169; 1997, c. 43, s. 95.
168. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 168; 1991, c. 74, s. 76.
169. The Court shall render its decision on the file sent to it by the Board or the municipality after permitting the parties to be heard.
1985, c. 34, s. 169; 1991, c. 74, s. 77.
170. The proceeding shall not stay enforcement of the ruling of the Board or the municipality. In the matter of a permit or recognition of a person, the court may, however, decide otherwise.
1985, c. 34, s. 170; 1991, c. 74, s. 169; 1997, c. 43, s. 96; 1998, c. 46, s. 50; 1991, c. 74, s. 78; 1998, c. 46, s. 125.
171. The ruling of the Court is final and no appeal lies therefrom.
1985, c. 34, s. 171; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1991, c. 74, s. 79.
172. The provisions of Chapters VI and VIII of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) apply, to the extent that they are applicable, in the case of a proceeding under section 165.
1985, c. 34, s. 172; 1988, c. 21, s. 66, s. 68; 1991, c. 74, s. 79; 1997, c. 43, s. 97.
CHAPTER VIII
REGULATIONS
DIVISION I
CODES
173. The Board shall by regulation adopt a Building Code.
The Code shall contain building standards concerning buildings, facilities intended for use by the public and installations independent of a building or their vicinity.
The Code may contain, in particular, building standards regarding the following matters:
(1)  the design and procedures for construction of buildings, of facilities intended for use by the public or of installations independent of a building;
(2)  fire and accident prevention and protection;
(3)  the safety and strength of buildings, of facilities intended for use by the public or of installations independent of a building;
(4)  the hygiene of buildings;
(5)  ease of access to buildings and facilities intended for use by the public;
(6)  energy saving in buildings and the energy efficiency of buildings;
(7)  materials, appliances or equipment to be used or prohibited in buildings, in facilities intended for use by the public or in installations independent of a building;
(8)  the quality, assembly, erection, inspection, certification, approval, quantity, site and tests of materials, facilities, apparatus and installations;
(9)  the transportation, storage, handling and distribution of gas.
1985, c. 34, s. 173; 1991, c. 74, s. 80.
174. The Building Code may specify the cases in which a contractor, an architect or an engineer may depart from the standards regarding energy saving in a building where a natural person wishing to build a single-family dwelling requests different specifications in writing.
1985, c. 34, s. 174.
175. The Board shall by regulation adopt a Safety Code.
The Code shall contain safety standards for buildings, for facilities intended for use by the public and for installations independent of a building and their vicinity, and standards for their maintenance, use, state of repair, operation and hygiene.
The Code may contain standards regarding the following matters in particular:
(1)  fire and accident prevention and protection;
(2)  the maximum number of persons that may be admitted to a building or to a facility intended for use by the public;
(3)  the supervision measures required and the qualifications of the persons who are to carry them out;
(4)  materials, apparatus and equipment to be used or prohibited in buildings, in facilities intended for use by the public or in installations independent of a building;
(5)  the assembly, erection, inspection, certification, approval, quantity, site and tests of materials, facilities, apparatus and installations;
(6)  the use, display and storage of substances involving safety hazards.
1985, c. 34, s. 175; 1991, c. 74, s. 81.
176. The codes may require manufacturers to provide instructions regarding the assembly, erection, maintenance and inspection of materials, facilities and installations.
1985, c. 34, s. 176.
176.1. A code may, with respect to the matters to which it applies, contain provisions concerning the subjects listed in section 185.
1998, c. 46, s. 51.
177. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 177; 1991, c. 74, s. 82.
178. The codes may require observance of a technical standard drawn up by another government or by an agency empowered to draw up such standards.
They may also provide that any reference they make to other standards include subsequent amendments.
1985, c. 34, s. 178; 1991, c. 74, s. 83.
179. The Board may determine the provisions of a code of which the infringement shall constitute an offence under paragraph 7 of section 194.
1985, c. 34, s. 179; 1991, c. 74, s. 84.
180. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 180; 1991, c. 74, s. 85.
181. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 181; 1991, c. 74, s. 85.
DIVISION II
REGULATIONS
§ 1.  — Government Regulations
182. The Government may, by regulation,
(1)  exempt from the application of this Act or certain provisions thereof, categories of persons, contractors, owner-builders, manufacturers of pressure installations, owners of buildings, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of a building, and categories of buildings, pressure installations, facilities, installations or construction work;
(2)  exempt from the total or partial application of this Act all or part of the territory of Québec described in the agreements referred to in section 4, with the exception of municipal territories located south of the 50 th parallel;
(3)  determine the extent to which the Government, its departments and agencies that are mandataries of the State are bound by this Act;
(4)  designate, for the purposes of section 10, any facility as a facility intended for use by the public and establish the criteria for determining whether a facility is intended for use by the public;
(5)  exclude a category of buildings from the application of Chapter III;
(6)  determine the maximum fees payable by a person wishing to obtain a permit or certificate of occupancy of an immovable under section 134;
(6.1)  determine a procedure for the apportionment, between the Board and the mandatary Corporation referred to in section 129.3, of the dues and fees payable by a contractor that is required to transmit to the mandatary Corporation an application for the issue or alteration of a licence, for the renewal of the licence, for an examination or any other means of evaluation and for the review of a ruling that pertains to the issue, alteration, suspension or cancellation of a licence;
(6.2)  determine the administrative and financial procedures applicable to the Board and to the mandatary Corporation for the management, administration, transfer and updating of the records of a contractor holding licences;
(7)  adopt, generally, any other related or suppletory provision it judges necessary to give effect to the provisions of this section and of this Act.
A regulation made under subparagraph 1 or 7 of the first paragraph to give effect to an intergovernmental agreement in respect of mobility or the recognition of the qualifications, skills or work experience of building contractors may provide for adjustments to the provisions of this Act and the regulations, including regulations adopted by the Board, and for special management rules applicable to the categories of persons and contractors covered by the regulation. Such a regulation is not subject to the requirements as to publication and the date of coming into force set out in sections 8 and 17 of the Regulations Act (chapter R‐18.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 182; 1991, c. 74, s. 86; 1996, c. 2, s. 86; 1996, c. 74, s. 9; 1998, c. 46, s. 52; 1999, c. 13, s. 3; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
183. (Replaced).
1985, c. 34, s. 183; 1991, c. 74, s. 86.
184. (Replaced).
1985, c. 34, s. 184; 1991, c. 74, s. 86.
§ 2.  — Regulations of the Board
1991, c. 74, s. 169.
185. The Board may, by regulation:
(1)  determine the cases in which, by reason of problems related to performance in the carrying out of construction work, the particular, complex or exceptional nature of the construction work carried out or its impact on safety, the contractor or the owner-builder must furnish a certificate of conformity with the Building Code to the Board, and the form and content of such a certificate;
(2)  (paragraph replaced);
(2.1)  determine the criteria allowing the Board to recognize a person for the purposes of sections 16 and 35, the conditions and requirements that such a person must meet and the grounds on which the Board may revoke its recognition;
(2.2)  determine the cases in which it is prohibited to sell, lease, exchange or purchase a prefabricated building and the bodies or agencies empowered to approve or certify such buildings;
(2.3)  (paragraph repealed);
(3)  determine the cases in which construction work must be reported to the Board, the time, form and manner according to which the report must be forwarded by the persons referred to in sections 22 and 37.2 and the conditions that they must fulfill;
(4)  (paragraph repealed);
(5)  determine the cases in which the owner of a building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building must furnish a certificate of conformity with the safety code, and the form and content of such a certificate;
(5.1)  establish the conditions and the manner according to which a permit referred to in sections 35.2 and 37.1 is issued, amended or renewed and its period of validity;
(5.2)  fix the fees payable for the issue, amendment or renewal of a permit by a person referred to in sections 35.2 and 37.1;
(5.3)  adopt standards of manufacture, erection, repair, modification and reconditioning of a pressure installation;
(5.4)  adopt standards of approval and registration of a method of welding a pressure installation, including the qualifications required of a person carrying out welding work on such an installation;
(5.5)  determine the cases in which and the terms and conditions according to which the Board may approve a pressure installation before it is marketed or put back into service or a pressure installation that is to be used for other purposes than those for which it was originally intended;
(6)  (paragraph repealed);
(6.1)  adopt standards relating to vehicle-mounted installations intended for the storage or distribution of gas;
(6.2)  prohibit the sale, lease or exhibiting of materials or accessories which are not certified or approved for purposes of use in construction work on buildings, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of a building by a person the Board designates;
(6.3)  prohibit the sale, lease or exhibition of apparatus intended to be supplied from an electrical installation, used in a plumbing installation or intended to use gas, where the apparatus is not certified or approved by a person the Board designates;
(6.4)  determine the cases in which and the place where a permit referred to in sections 35.2 and 37.1 must be posted;
(7)  require, in the cases and in accordance with the conditions that it may determine, the preparation of plans and specifications and their forwarding to the Board and determine from whom such plans and specifications are required;
(8)  determine the information to be provided by a licence holder to enable the Board to verify if the holder still meets the requirements for obtaining a licence under this Act;
(9)  determine subjects for examination, particularly those concerning administrative or technical knowledge or relating to the safety of construction sites, and determine the criteria for admission to and exemption from an examination;
(10)  determine the conditions and criteria of solvability and any other qualifications that a natural person applying for a licence for himself or on behalf of a partnership or legal person must possess, as well as any other conditions that he must fulfill and any particulars that he must provide;
(11)  determine the conditions and criteria of solvability and any other qualifications that a partnership or person applying for the issue or renewal of a licence must possess, as well as any other conditions that they must fulfill and any particulars that they must provide;
(12)  determine the cases where a person other than an officer may apply for a licence on behalf of a partnership or legal person;
(13)  permit a natural person to apply for a licence on behalf of more than one partnership or legal person;
(14)  permit a natural person to hold a licence while applying for a licence on behalf of a partnership or legal person;
(15)  determine the cases where a partnership or person may hold more than one licence;
(16)  set the period of validity of a licence and the conditions and criteria for the issue, amendment or renewal of a licence, set the fees that may be demanded for such issue, amendment or renewal and determine in what cases it will charge the fees;
(17)  set the classes and subclasses of licences and the fees that may be demanded for each of those classes or subclasses of licences and determine in what cases it will charge the fees;
(17.1)  determine the other documents on which the licence number of a contractor and the words “holder of a licence issued under the Building Act” are required to appear;
(18)  determine in what cases it will charge entry dues, examination or evaluation fees for the issue, amendment or renewal of a licence and set the fees;
(18.1)  determine in what cases it will charge registration, examination or evaluation fees to a natural person referred to in section 58.1 and fix the amount of such fees;
(19)  limit the classes or subclasses of building work that an owner-builder may carry out or cause to be carried out on an electrical installation, gas installation or plumbing installation;
(19.1)  establish a system of demerit points under which the Board shall require additional fees from a contractor for the renewal of a licence and an additional levy, which system shall include a list of offences against this Act, the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and manpower management in the construction industry (chapter R‐20), the Act respecting petroleum products and equipment (chapter P‐29.1), the Consumer Protection Act (chapter P‐40.1), and the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S‐2.1) specifying the corresponding number of demerit points, and determine an increase in the fees payable for the renewal of a licence and the levy in proportion to the number of demerit points entered in a contractor’s file;
(19.2)  (paragraph repealed);
(19.3)  oblige any contractor to join a guaranty plan concerning a new residential building of a category determined by the Board or concerning renovation, repair, maintenance or alteration work on a building, on a civil engineering structure, on facilities or on installations;
(19.4)  determine the cases, terms and conditions applicable to the guaranty offered under a plan, and in particular
(a)  the legal and contractual obligations of the contractor, including any exceptions to the building code which may be subject to compensation;
(b)  the amount of deductible for each claim;
(c)  the minimum amount of compensation according to the nature of the construction work;
(19.5)  determine the qualifications required of a person referred to in section 81 or section 82, the conditions he must fulfill and the information he must supply, and in particular
(a)  fix the standards of solvency he must meet;
(b)  demand security from that person, prescribe its amount and form and prescribe the terms and conditions applicable to the collection, payment and use of such a security;
(c)  determine the amount of the reserves the person must maintain to guarantee the obligations arising from the guaranty plan;
(d)  determine the financial statements the person must file with the Board and prescribe their form and content;
(e)  determine the investments the person is authorized to make;
(f)  (subparagraph repealed);
(g)  determine the measures to be taken by the person to ensure the confidential nature of information furnished by a contractor;
(h)  prescribe the information which the person is required to furnish to the Board;
(19.6)  establish the standards and criteria which apply to guaranty plans and guaranty contracts, and in particular
(a)  the terms and conditions according to which a contractor may join a guaranty plan;
(b)  the maximum cost payable by a contractor to provide coverage to a person under the plan;
(c)  the standards of disclosure of information relating to the guaranty plan;
(d)  the arbitration procedure allowing a person to contest a decision of the manager concerning a claim and allowing a contractor to contest a decision of the manager refusing or cancelling his participation in the plan;
(e)  the form, minimum content and manner of delivering a guaranty contract;
(19.7)  determine the cases in which it shall require security from a contractor for the purposes of section 84, and determine the terms and conditions applicable to, the amount and form of, and the manner of disposing of the security;
(20)  determine the cases in which it shall collect fees for approval, authorization, revision, inspection, training, consultation, issuance of certificates of conformity, accreditation of authorized persons, and verifications, and fix such fees;
(21)  determine an indicator of the importance of the activities or performance of a contractor or holder of a licence issued under section 37.1 which may be used as a basis for a levy, establish a fixed amount or an amount based on that indicator or both or all three, and determine the minimum and maximum of that indicator for a contractor or licence holder to be subject to the levy;
(22)  set, for the determining of the levy payable by each gas undertaking owner or operator, a fixed amount or an amount in relation to the volume of gas sold or both together, and determine the period for which the levy is payable by each owner or operator, define what constitutes the volume of gas sold and determine the maximum thereof;
(23)  set, for the determining of the levy payable by each owner, a fixed amount or an amount depending on the area, volume, number of floors, capacity, use or real estate assessment of the building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building, or both together, as well as determine the period for which the levy is to be payable by each owner, and to define what constitutes the area, the number of floors, the capacity or the volume of the building, facility or installation, determine the maximum thereof and determine such amount in relation to their use;
(24)  prescribe, for the purposes of paragraphs 21 and 22, the form and content of the report to be forwarded by a contractor, a person holding a permit issued under section 37.1 or a gas undertaking owner or operator, as well as the time limit within which it must be forwarded;
(25)  prescribe, for the purposes of paragraph 23, the form and content of the report to be forwarded by the owner of a building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building, as well as the time limit within which it must be forwarded;
(26)  prescribe the time limit within which a contractor or person holding a permit issued under section 37.1 is required to transmit to the Board an estimate of the indicator of importance of the activities or performance used as the basis for a levy for each period it determines;
(27)  set a time limit within which an owner of a building, a facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building shall forward to it, for each such construction, an estimate of the area, volume, number of floors, capacity or use of each, as well as the time limit within which the owner shall inform it of any material alteration of the building, facility or installation;
(28)  set a time limit within which the gas undertaking owner or operator shall forward to it an estimate of the volume of gas sold for each period it may determine;
(29)  prescribe the form and content of the annual statement that a contractor, a person holding a permit issued under section 37.1 or a gas undertaking owner or operator must forward to it;
(30)  prescribe the form and content of the annual statement that the owner of a building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building must forward to it;
(31)  prescribe the form, content and manner of forwarding of the register of activities used as a basis for a levy that each contractor or person holding a permit issued under section 37.1 must place at its disposal;
(32)  prescribe the form, content, terms and conditions for forwarding the gas sales register that each gas undertaking owner or operator must place at its disposal;
(33)  prescribe the form, content and manner of forwarding of the register of buildings, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of a building that each owner must place at its disposal;
(34)  determine the cases where it may enter into an agreement with a contractor, a person holding a permit issued under section 37.1 or a gas undertaking owner or operator in order to assess him more than once annually and set, for that purpose, any special conditions for the forwarding of the report under subparagraph 24 and the payment of the levy under paragraph 3 or 5 of section 151;
(35)  determine the cases where it may enter into an agreement with an owner in order to assess him more than once annually and set, for that purpose, subparagraph 25 and the payment of the levy under any special conditions for the forwarding of the reports under paragraph 4 of section 151;
(36)  set the time limit and the manner of payment of the levy payable by each contractor, each person holding a permit issued under section 37.1, each owner of a building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building and by each gas undertaking owner or operator;
(36.1)  determine the rules of professional ethics applicable to contractors and owner-builders, together with sanctions;
(37)  determine the provisions of a regulation adopted under this section of which the infringement shall constitute an offence under paragraph 7 of section 194, with the exception of provisions adopted under paragraphs 5.2, 18, 18.1, 19.1, 20 and 36.1 and under paragraphs 16 and 17 with respect to fees payable;
(38)  adopt, generally, any other related or suppletory provision it considered necessary to give effect to the provisions of this section and of this Act.
Before making a regulation under subparagraph 16 or 17 of the first paragraph in respect of petroleum equipment installation contractors, the Board must obtain the opinion of the minister responsible for the Act respecting petroleum products and equipment. The minister’s opinion must be appended to his recommendation when the regulation is submitted to the Government for approval.
1985, c. 34, s. 185; 1991, c. 74, s. 87, s. 169; 1995, c. 58, s. 8; 1996, c. 74, s. 10; 1997, c. 64, s. 15; 1998, c. 46, s. 53; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
186. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 186; 1991, c. 74, s. 88.
187. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 187; 1991, c. 74, s. 88.
188. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 188; 1991, c. 74, s. 88.
189. Every code or regulation of the Board is subject to approval by the Government which may approve it with or without amendment.
1985, c. 34, s. 189; 1991, c. 74, s. 89.
DIVISION III
MISCELLANEOUS
190. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 190; 1991, c. 74, s. 90.
191. A code or regulation may include standards that are specific to the territory covered by section 4.
1985, c. 34, s. 191.
192. The contents of the codes or regulations may vary according to the classes of persons, contractors, owner-builders, manufacturers of pressure installations, owners of buildings, facilities intended for use by the public or installations independent of a building, of gas undertaking owners or operators and classes of buildings, pressure installations, facilities or installations to which the codes or regulations apply.
The contents of the codes and regulations may, in particular, vary to facilitate the recognition of the qualifications, skills or work experience of the building contractors covered by an intergovernmental agreement in respect of mobility or the recognition of such qualifications, skills or work experience.
1985, c. 34, s. 192; 1991, c. 74, s. 91; 1996, c. 74, s. 11; 1998, c. 46, s. 54.
193. A by-law of a local municipality, regional county municipality or urban community dealing with any matter already prescribed by the Building Code, the Safety Code or a regulation made under sections 182 and 185 may not have the effect of setting standards that are identical or equivalent to those of the Codes or regulation, nor of restricting their scope or application.
1985, c. 34, s. 193; 1990, c. 85, s. 122; 1991, c. 74, s. 92.
CHAPTER IX
OFFENCES
194. It shall be an offence to:
(1)  make a false statement for purposes of obtaining a licence;
(2)  make a false statement in a document prescribed by this Act or knowingly use such a document;
In force: 2000-11-07
(3)  supply a certificate under sections 16 to 19 that is incorrect or which should have been known to be incorrect;
(4)  hinder or attempt to hinder a person acting on behalf of the Board or obstruct him in the exercise of his duties;
(5)  use the name of another person with a licence or use his licence number to carry out construction work;
In force: 2000-11-07
(6)  alter a building, facility intended for use by the public or installation independent of a building in such a way that the risk of accident or fire is increased, or a safety measure prescribed by the Safety Code diminished;
In force: 2000-11-07
(6.1)  connect or supply an electrical or gas installation, without obtaining the authorization of the Board in accordance with section 119 or 120;
In force: 2000-11-07
(6.2)  contravene a suppletory measure required under section 122;
(7)  contravene any of the provisions of sections 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, the first paragraphs of sections 24 and 25, sections 26, 27, 32 to 35, the third paragraph of section 35.2, sections 36, 37, the second paragraph of section 37.1, sections 37.2, 37.4, the first paragraph of section 38, sections 38.1, 39, the second paragraph of paragraph 2 of section 49, section 53, the second paragraph of section 56, section 57.1, 67, 69, 79 or 82, or a regulatory provision determined under section 179 or subparagraph 37 of the first paragraph of section 185.
1985, c. 34, s. 194; 1991, c. 74, s. 93, s. 169; 1998, c. 46, s. 55.
Paragraphs 2 and 4 of this section are in force only with regard to the qualification of contractors and owner-builders (1985, c. 34, s. 301; 1991, c. 74, ss. 132, 171).
Paragraph 7 of this section, replaced by section 55 of chapter 46 of the statutes of 1998, is in force only to the extent that it applies to the vocational qualification of contractors and owner-builders (1998, c. 46, s. 138).
195. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 195; 1991, c. 74, s. 94.
196. Any offence under section 194, except paragraph 5, is punishable with a fine of between $325 and $700 where the offender is an individual and between $700 and $1 400 in the case of a corporation.
On a second conviction, the offender is liable to a fine of between $650 and $1 400, in the case of an individual, and between $1 400 and $2 800 in the case of a corporation.
On any additional subsequent conviction, the offender is punishable with a fine of between $1 950 and $4 200 where he is an individual or between $4 200 and $8 400 in the case of a corporation.
1985, c. 34, s. 196; 1990, c. 4, s. 99; 1991, c. 74, s. 95.
197. Any person who contravenes the first paragraph of section 35.2, the first paragraph of section 37.1, any of sections 46, 48 and 64, the first paragraph of section 65.2, section 65.3 or paragraph 5 of section 194 is liable to a fine of between $700 to $1 400 in the case of an individual and between $1 400 and $2 800 in the case of a corporation.
1985, c. 34, s. 197; 1990, c. 4, s. 100; 1991, c. 74, s. 96; 1997, c. 85, s. 9.
198. Failure to comply with an order made under section 123 or 124 is punishable with a fine of between $500 and $1 000 where the offender is an individual or between $1 000 and $2 000 in the case of a legal person.
1985, c. 34, s. 198; 1990, c. 4, s. 100.
199. Whoever directly and seriously endangers public safety, whether by act or omission, is liable to a fine of between $1 000 and $2 000 in the case of an individual or between $5 000 and $20 000 in the case of a corporation.
On a subsequent conviction, the offender is punishable with a fine of between $2 000 and $4 000 where he is an individual or between $10 000 and $50 000 in the case of a corporation.
1985, c. 34, s. 199; 1990, c. 4, s. 101.
200. Whoever, by act or omission, assists another in committing an offence is guilty of the offence as if he had committed it himself, if he knew or should known that his act or omission would probably result in assistance towards the commission of the offence.
1985, c. 34, s. 200.
201. Whoever abets, counsels or commands another to commit an offence is guilty of the offence and of any other offence committed by the other as a result of the abetment, counsel or command, if he knew or should have known that his action would probably result in the commission of the offence.
1985, c. 34, s. 201.
201.1. Where an offence under section 194, 197, 198 or 199 continues for more than one day, each day the offence continues shall be counted as a separate offence.
1991, c. 74, s. 100.
202. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 202; 1990, c. 4, s. 102.
203. A prosecution by a local municipality may be brought in a municipal court having jurisdiction in the area where the offence was committed.
The costs relating to proceedings instituted before a municipal court belong to the municipality under the jurisdiction of that court, except the part of the costs remitted to another prosecuting party by the collector under article 366 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), and the costs remitted to the defendant or imposed on that municipality under article 223 of the said Code.
1985, c. 34, s. 203; 1992, c. 61, s. 79.
204. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 204; 1991, c. 74, s. 101; 1992, c. 61, s. 80.
205. (Replaced).
1985, c. 34, s. 205; 1991, c. 74, s. 101.
206. (Replaced).
1985, c. 34, s. 206; 1991, c. 74, s. 101.
207. (Replaced).
1985, c. 34, s. 207; 1991, c. 74, s. 101.
208. (Replaced).
1985, c. 34, s. 208; 1990, c. 4, s. 103; 1991, c. 74, s. 101.
209. Penal proceedings for an offence under a provision of this Act may be instituted by a local municipality if an agreement has been entered into under section 132.
1985, c. 34, s. 209; 1991, c. 74, s. 102, s. 169; 1992, c. 61, s. 81.
Not in force
210. For the purposes of articles 20 and 21 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), a building or facility intended for use by the public is deemed to be the owner’s place of business or business office, as the case may be.
1985, c. 34, s. 210; 1990, c. 4, s. 104.
211. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 211; 1991, c. 74, s. 103; 1992, c. 61, s. 82.
212. A prosecution must be commenced within one year from the time the prosecutor comes to know of the offence. However, no proceedings may be instituted if more than five years have elapsed from the date of the commission of the offence.
1985, c. 34, s. 212; 1991, c. 74, s. 104; 1992, c. 61, s. 83.
213. No evidence may be led to show that an inquiry or proceeding under this Act was undertaken following information obtained from any person or to ascertain the identity of that person.
1985, c. 34, s. 213.
CHAPTER X
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL
DIVISION I
TRANSITIONAL
214. This Act replaces the Act respecting pressure vessels (chapter A-20.01), the Gas Distribution Act (chapter D-10), the Act respecting the conservation of energy in buildings (chapter E-1.1), the Act respecting piping installations (chapter I-12.1), the Act respecting electrical installations (chapter I-13.01), the Stationary Enginemen Act (chapter M-6), the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1) and the Act respecting municipal regulation of public buildings (chapter R-18).
1985, c. 34, s. 214.
This section has been in force since 1 February 1992 concerning the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1). (1985, c. 34, s. 301; 1991, c. 74, s. 132).
This section has been in force since 1 October 2002 concerning the Act respecting piping installations (chapter I-12.1) and the Act respecting electrical installations (chapter I-13.01). (Order in Council 960-2002 dated 21 August 2002, (2002) 134 G.O. 2, 4541).
This section has been in force since 2 December 2003 concerning the Gas Distribution Act (chapter D-10). (Order in Council 874-2003 dated 20 August 2003, (2003) 135 G.O. 2, 2703).
This section has been in force since 30 August 2012 concerning the Act respecting the conservation of energy in buildings (chapter E-1.1) in respect of buildings and facilities intended for use by the public to which Part 11 of the Code adopted by Chapter I of the Construction Code (chapter B-1.1, r. 2) applies. (Order in Council 857-2012 dated 1 August 2012, (2012) 144 G.O. 2, 2613).
215. Any provision of a regulation made under the Acts covered by sections 214 and 282 remains in force in so far as it is consistent with this Act.
The building code and the safety code may be adopted by the Board and come into force in respect of categories of buildings, pressure installations and facilities or installations referred to in each Act mentioned in section 214 or 282 or referred to in this Act.
1985, c. 34, s. 215; 1998, c. 46, s. 56.
The first paragraph of this section has been in force since 1 February 1992 concerning the provisions of regulations adopted under the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1) (1985, c. 34, s. 301; 1991, c. 74, s. 132).
The first paragraph of this section has been in force since 21 June 2006 with regard to the provisions of the Regulation respecting safety in public baths (chapter B-1.1, r. 11). Order in Council 555-2006 dated 14 June 2006, (2006) 138 G.O. 2, 1811.
This section has been in force since 3 May 2012 with respect to amusement rides and devices. Order in Council 362-2012 dated 4 April 2012, (2012) 144 G.O. 2, 1136.
216. Notwithstanding section 215, sections 43 to 55, 58 to 64, 78 and 86 of the Regulation respecting pressure vessels enacted by Order in Council 2519-82 dated 3 November 1982, with its present and future amendments, concerning the personal qualification of welder and the qualification of inspectors, the Order respecting certificates of competence with respect to gas (R.R.Q., 1981, chapter D-10, r. 2), except for category 311 under the heading “300—Distribution” of section 1, Schedule A and the list of categories in Schedule B, sections 17 and 32 of the Regulation respecting gas and public safety (R.R.Q., 1981, chapter D-10, r. 4), sections 28 to 39 and 41 to 60 of the Regulation respecting stationary enginemen (R.R.Q., 1981, chapter M-6, r. 1) and Schedule D to that regulation remain in force in so far as they are consistent with the Act respecting manpower vocational training and qualification (chapter F‐5).
Such provisions are deemed to have been made under the Act respecting manpower vocational training and qualification and a certificate of qualification or competence issued under such provisions is deemed to be a certificate of qualification required by that Act.
1985, c. 34, s. 216; 1991, c. 74, s. 105; 1999, c. 40, s. 37.
217. (Omitted).
1985, c. 34, s. 217.
218. (Inoperative, 1982, c. 42, s. 19; 1983, c. 26, s. 5; (1986) 118 G.O. 2, 901).
1985, c. 34, s. 218.
219. (Inoperative, 1982, c. 42, s. 19; 1983, c. 26, s. 5; (1986) 118 G.O. 2, 901).
1985, c. 34, s. 219.
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE ACT
220. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, s. 1).
1985, c. 34, s. 220.
221. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, s. 6).
1985, c. 34, s. 221.
222. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, ss. 7-7.2).
1985, c. 34, s. 222.
223. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, ss. 8-8.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 223.
224. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, Division III.1, ss. 9.1-9.13).
1985, c. 34, s. 224.
225. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, Division III.2, ss. 9.14-9.35).
1985, c. 34, s. 225.
226. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, s. 11.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 226.
227. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, s. 12).
1985, c. 34, s. 227.
228. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, s. 13).
1985, c. 34, s. 228.
229. (Amendment integrated into c. C-73, s. 20).
1985, c. 34, s. 229.
MASTER ELECTRICIANS ACT
230. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, s. 1).
1985, c. 34, s. 230; 1991, c. 74, s. 106, s. 168; 1997, c. 83, s. 29.
231. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, s. 5).
1985, c. 34, s. 231; 1991, c. 74, s. 107.
232. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 232; 1991, c. 74, s. 108.
233. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, s. 11).
1985, c. 34, s. 233.
234. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 234; 1991, c. 74, s. 108.
235. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 235; 1991, c. 74, s. 108.
236. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, s. 14).
1985, c. 34, s. 236.
237. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, ss. 14.1-14.4).
1985, c. 34, s. 237.
238. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, ss. 17.1-17.5).
1985, c. 34, s. 238.
240. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, heading after s. 20).
1985, c. 34, s. 240.
241. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, ss. 20.1-23).
1985, c. 34, s. 241.
242. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, s. 31).
1985, c. 34, s. 242.
243. (Amendment integrated into c. M-3, s. 31.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 243.
MASTER PIPE-MECHANICS ACT
244. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, heading after the title of this Act).
1985, c. 34, s. 244.
245. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 1).
1985, c. 34, s. 245; 1991, c. 74, s. 168; 1997, c. 83, s. 30.
246. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, heading after s. 2).
1985, c. 34, s. 246.
247. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 5).
1985, c. 34, s. 247; 1991, c. 74, s. 110.
248. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, heading after s. 7).
1985, c. 34, s. 248.
249. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 249; 1991, c. 74, s. 111.
250. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, heading after s. 8).
1985, c. 34, s. 250.
251. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 9.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 251.
252. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 10).
1985, c. 34, s. 252; 1991, c. 74, s. 112.
253. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 253; 1991, c. 74, s. 113.
254. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 254; 1991, c. 74, s. 113.
255. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 12).
1985, c. 34, s. 255; 1991, c. 74, s. 113.
256. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, ss. 12.1-12.4).
1985, c. 34, s. 256.
257. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, ss. 14.1-14.5).
1985, c. 34, s. 257.
258. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 15).
1985, c. 34, s. 258.
261. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, ss. 19.1-21.2).
1985, c. 34, s. 261.
262. (Amendment integrated into c. M-4, s. 29.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 262.
ACT RESPECTING THE MINISTÈRE DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET DE LA FAUNE
Not in force
263. Section 12 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (chapter M-25.2) is amended by substituting the following for paragraph 15:
“ (15)  The control of the quality of energy production and of the safe distribution of petroleum products; ”.
1985, c. 34, s. 263; 1994, c. 13, s. 15; 2003, c. 8, s. 7; 2006, c. 3, s. 35.
264. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 264; 1994, c. 12, s. 18.
265. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 265; 1994, c. 12, s. 18.
266. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 266; 1990, c. 4, s. 105.
FIRE PREVENTION ACT
267. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 267; 2000, c. 20, s. 167.
268. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 268; 1991, c. 74, s. 113.
CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
269. (Amendment integrated into c. P-40.1, s. 1).
1985, c. 34, s. 269.
270. (Amendment integrated into c. P-40.1, s. 6).
1985, c. 34, s. 270.
271. (Amendment integrated into c. P-40.1, s. 6.1).
1985, c. 34, s. 271.
272. (Amendment integrated into c. P-40.1, s. 215).
1985, c. 34, s. 272.
273. (Amendment integrated into c. P-40.1, s. 253).
1985, c. 34, s. 273.
ACT RESPECTING THE RÉGIE DE L’ÉLECTRICITÉ ET DU GAZ
274. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 274; 1988, c. 23, s. 81.
275. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 275; 1988, c. 23, s. 81.
276. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 276; 1988, c. 23, s. 81.
277. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 277; 1988, c. 23, s. 81.
278. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 278; 1988, c. 23, s. 81.
Not in force
ACT RESPECTING THE RÉGIE DU LOGEMENT
Not in force
279. The following is substituted for the first paragraph of section 78 of the Act respecting the Régie du logement (chapter R-8.1):
“ 78. A commissioner may decide that a report of inspection signed by an inspector of the Board, a person appointed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec to investigate under the Building Act (chapter B-1.1), a municipal inspector or an inspector appointed under the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1), the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), the Act respecting the Société d’habitation du Québec (chapter S-8), shall be accepted in lieu of the testimony of such inspector. ”.
1985, c. 34, s. 279; 1991, c. 74, s. 168.
ACT RESPECTING LABOUR RELATIONS, VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND MANPOWER MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
1986, c. 89, s. 50.
280. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 280; 1986, c. 89, s. 50; 1991, c. 74, s. 115.
281. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 281; 1991, c. 74, s. 115.
Not in force
282. The Public Buildings Safety Act (chapter S-3) is amended by repealing section 1 and divisions II to VIII.
1985, c. 34, s. 282.
ACT RESPECTING SAFETY IN SPORTS
284. (Repealed).
1985, c. 34, s. 284; 1988, c. 26, s. 25.
DIVISION II
FINAL
285. The personnel of the Ministère du Travail responsible for the administration of the Act respecting pressure vessels (chapter A-20.01) with regard to the personal qualification of welder and the qualification of inspectors, and the administration of the Stationary Enginemen Act (chapter M-6) shall become the personnel of the Ministère de la Main-d’oeuvre et de la Sécurité du Revenu, as may be decided by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 285; 1991, c. 74, s. 117.
286. The personnel of the Ministère du Travail discharging duties in the areas transferred to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec and in office on 1 February 1992 shall become the personnel of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, as may be decided by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 286; 1991, c. 74, s. 118.
287. The personnel of the Régie des entreprises de construction du Québec in office on 1 February 1992 shall become the personnel of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.
1985, c. 34, s. 287; 1991, c. 74, s. 119.
288. The records and other documents of the Ministère du Travail relevant to the administration of the Acts covered by sections 214 and 282, of the Régie du gaz naturel relevant to the administration of the legislative provisions covered by section 294, and of the Régie des entreprises de construction du Québec shall become the records and documents of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec except as otherwise decided by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 288; 1988, c. 23, s. 82; 1991, c. 74, s. 120.
289. Matters pending before the Régie des entreprises de construction du Québec shall be continued and disposed of by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec except as otherwise decided by the Government.
The same applies to matters pending before the Régie du gaz naturel.
1985, c. 34, s. 289; 1991, c. 74, s. 121.
290. Matters pending before the Labour Court under the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1) shall be continued and disposed of by that Court under the said Act.
1985, c. 34, s. 290.
291. A licence issued under the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1) or the second paragraph of section 20 of the Act respecting electrical installations (chapter I-13.01) shall remain in force until the conduct any business authorized under that licence until that date, subject to this Act or its regulations.
In force: 2002-10-01
The same shall apply to a licence issued under the third paragraph of section 20 of the Act respecting electrical installations but only for electrical installation work carried out on electrical installations owned by the manufacturer of fixed prefabricated constructions.
1985, c. 34, s. 291.
The first paragraph of section 291 has been in force since 1 February 1992 concerning a licence issued under the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications. 1985, c. 34, s. 301; 1991, c. 74, s. 132.
292. A licence issued to a partnership or legal person under the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1) shall remain in force until the date on which it expires even if the person authorizing the partnership or legal person is not an officer within the meaning of section 45. The same rules apply to any licence issued or renewed under this Act before the coming into force of a regulation adopted pursuant to paragraph 12 of section 185.
1985, c. 34, s. 292; 1991, c. 74, s. 122.
293. The Régie du bâtiment du Québec shall replace the Bureau des examinateurs électriciens, the Bureau des examinateurs en tuyauterie, the Commission du bâtiment du Québec and the Régie des entreprises de construction du Québec and shall take over their rights and duties.
The Minister of Manpower and Income Security shall replace the board of examiners instituted under the Stationary Enginemen Act (chapter M-6) and shall take over its rights and duties.
1985, c. 34, s. 293; 1991, c. 74, s. 123.
294. The Commission du bâtiment du Québec shall also take over the rights and duties of the Régie du gaz naturel under the Gas Distribution Act (chapter D-10) and paragraph c of section 19 and section 37 of the Act respecting the Régie de l’électricité et du gaz (chapter R-6).
1985, c. 34, s. 294; 1988, c. 23, s. 83.
295. The Régie is authorized to use any existing document or means of identification in the name of the Régie des entreprises de construction du Québec until they have been replaced by documents or means of identification prepared in the name of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.
The same shall apply to any document or means of identification of the Ministère du Travail relevant to the administration of the Acts listed in sections 214 and 282.
1985, c. 34, s. 295; 1991, c. 74, s. 125.
296. Any appropriations granted to the Ministère du Travail for matters transferred to the Minister of Labour and Income Security are transferred to the Ministère de la Main-d’oeuvre et de la Sécurité du Revenu, as may be decided by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 296; 1991, c. 74, s. 126.
297. Any appropriations granted to the Ministère du Travail for matters transferred to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec are transferred to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, as may be decided by the Government.
1985, c. 34, s. 297; 1991, c. 74, s. 127.
297.1. For the purposes of the first paragraph of section 57, the period for which a licence is issued shall be one year until a regulation is adopted pursuant to paragraph 16 of section 185.
1991, c. 74, s. 128.
297.2. Until such time as a contractor joins a guaranty plan referred to in section 80 or a security becomes payable by him under section 84 or 85, the security payable under section 34.1 of the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1) shall remain in effect and shall constitute a required condition for obtaining a licence under this Act.
1991, c. 74, s. 128.
297.3. Until such time as a regulation adopted under paragraph 19.1 of section 185 becomes effective, a licence issued under this Act may be suspended, cancelled or its renewal may be refused in accordance with section 70 where its holder is convicted of an offence under this Act, against the Acts referred to in section 299.1 with the exception of the Act respecting building contractors vocational qualifications (chapter Q-1), the Act respecting petroleum products and equipment (chapter P-29.1), or against the Consumer Protection Act (chapter P-40.1), the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and manpower management in the construction industry (chapter R-20) or the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1), if the serious nature or frequency of the offences justifies such action in the opinion of the Board.
1991, c. 74, s. 128; 1997, c. 64, s. 17.
297.4. Until such time as the Act respecting electrical installations (chapter I-13.01) is replaced in accordance with section 214, section 48 does not apply to electrical installation work referred to in the second and third paragraphs of section 20 of the Act respecting electrical installations.
1991, c. 74, s. 128.
297.5. Until such time as an agreement is entered into under section 132, section 193 does not apply in respect of a by-law respecting piping installations passed by a local municipality that is exempt from the application of a plumbing code pursuant to paragraph f of section 24 of the Act respecting piping installations (chapter I-12.1), and the conditions of exemption provided for in that code continue to apply to such a municipality.
1998, c. 46, s. 57.
298. The Minister of Labour is responsible for the administration of this Act.
1985, c. 34, s. 298; 1991, c. 74, s. 129; 1994, c. 12, s. 19; 1996, c. 29, s. 43.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing exercises the functions of the Minister of Labour provided for in this Act. Order in Council 1289-2018 dated 18 October 2018, (2018) 150 G.O. 2 (French), 7383.
Not in force
299. The Régie du bâtiment du Québec shall study the possibility of introducing a general system for reports of construction work and the collection of any amount payable under an Act applicable in the building field.
The Board shall report its findings and recommendations to the Minister not later than (insert date that is two years after the coming into force of this section).
The Government may extend the date, add details and specify the manner of performance of the Board’s task.
1985, c. 34, s. 299; 1991, c. 74, s. 168; 2005, c. 22, s. 47.
299.1. The Régie du bâtiment du Québec is responsible for the administration of the Acts referred to in section 214 until they are replaced.
It is also responsible for the administration of the Public Buildings Safety Act (chapter S-3) until the date of coming into force of section 282.
1991, c. 74, s. 131.
300. (This section ceased to have effect on 31 October 1990).
1985, c. 34, s. 300; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.
301. (Omitted).
1985, c. 34, s. 301; 1991, c. 74, s. 132.
REPEAL SCHEDULES

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 34 of the statutes of 1985, to the extent in force on 1 March 1986, is repealed, except section 301, effective from the coming into force of chapter B-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.

In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), sections 224, 226, 227 and paragraphs 2 and 3 of section 228 of chapter 34 of the statutes of 1985, to the extent in force on 1 March 1987, are repealed effective from the coming into force of the updating to 1 March 1987 of chapter B-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.

In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), section 221, paragraph 1 of section 229 and sections 269 to 273 of chapter 34 of the statutes of 1985, to the extent in force on 1 March 1989, are repealed effective from the coming into force of the updating to 1 March 1989 of chapter B-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.

In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), sections 1, 2, 4, 7 to 9, 11, 41, 42, 44 to 73, 75 to 86, 112, 115, 117, 118, 129, 150 to 153, 155, paragraph 2 of section 160, sections 161 to 164, paragraph 2 of section 165, sections 166, 167, 169 to 176, 178, 179, 182, 185, 189, 191 to 193, paragraphs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 of section 194, sections 196, 197, 200, 201, 203, 204, 209, 211 to 213, 215, 216, paragraph 4 of section 230, sections 231, 238, 240 to 243, paragraph 4 of section 245, sections 247, 252, paragraph 2 of section 255, sections 257, 258, 261, 262, 285 to 290, the first paragraph of section 291 and sections 292 to 297 of chapter 34 of the statutes of 1985, to the extent in force on 1 March 1992, are repealed effective from the coming into force of the updating to 1 March 1992 of chapter B-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.

In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), paragraph 1 of section 160 and paragraph 1 of section 165 of chapter 34 of the statutes of 1985, to the extent in force on 1 March 1997, are repealed effective from the coming into force of the updating to 1 March 1997 of chapter B-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.

In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), paragraph 3 of section 230 and paragraphs 1 and 3 of section 245 of chapter 34 of the statutes of 1985, to the extent in force on 1 April 1998, are repealed effective from the coming into force of the updating to 1 April 1998 of chapter B-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.