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Resolution Category: 
Provincial Scope 13
Strathcona County
Active Clauses: 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association requests the Government of Alberta to:
1. Increase the fines under the Procedures Regulation AR233/89, in respect of speeding contraventions under the Traffic Safety Act, to cover the new service fees that are being charged to municipalities for motor vehicle data searches; and
2. Commit to a process of collaboration with the intent to avoid decision-making that results in adverse financial impacts on municipalities.

Whereas Clauses: 

WHEREAS Service Alberta informed municipalities on March 11, 2011, without prior notice or consultation, that effective April 1, 2011 municipalities would be charged $15.00 for information provided for each electronic search request made pursuant to Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (OLVCR), AR 320/2002;

WHEREAS municipalities have no legislative authority to collect the $15.00 charge for electronic searches through fines collected through the Traffic Safety Act, RSA 2000 cT-6; and

WHEREAS those municipalities that continue to provide photo enforcement programs will be required to pass the Service Alberta fees for electronic search requests onto municipal taxpayers.

AUMA Comments: 
Closed Resolution