261.2. Ville de Québec and Ville de Montréal are responsible for the administration of sections 180, 183 to 192, 195 to 197, 201, 202 and 261 in relation to an authorization referred to in section 261.1 or an authorization issued by the Minister before 9 June 2017 in the case of Ville de Québec, or before 21 September 2018 in the case of Ville de Montréal, for an intervention referred to in section 179.1. The same applies in the case of contraventions of section 49, 64 or 65 that occurred or began before those dates and that concern interventions referred to in section 179.1.
To that end, the cities may, among other things, institute penal proceedings before the competent municipal court for an offence under this Act. In such a case, any fine belongs to the cities.
Despite the first two paragraphs, civil proceedings, brought either as plaintiff or defendant, in all contestations for or against the State, as well as penal proceedings in progress on 9 June 2017 in the case of Ville de Québec, or on 21 September 2018 in the case of Ville de Montréal, in relation to an intervention referred to in section 179.1, are continued by the Attorney General of Québec or the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions for the State, as applicable.
2016, c. 31, s. 411; 2017, c. 16, s. 4011.