FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-46, An Act To Amend The Criminal Code (Offences Relating To Conveyances) And To Make Consequential Amendments To Other Acts

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

Royal Assent
June 21, 2018


SUMMARY Part 1 amends the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to drug-impaired driving. Among other things, the amendments (a) enact new criminal offences for driving with a blood drug concentration that is equal to or higher than the permitted concentration; (b) authorize the Governor in Council to establish... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Apr 13, 2017 May 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Nov 1, 2017 Dec 14, 2017 Jun 14, 2018

Published on June 21, 2018

Bill Summary

Bill C-46, An Act To Amend The Criminal Code (Offences Relating To Conveyances) And To Make Consequential Amendments To Other Acts

SUMMARY







Part 1 amends the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to drug-impaired driving. Among other things, the amendments








(a) enact new criminal offences for driving with a blood drug concentration that is equal to or higher than the permitted concentration;








(b) authorize the Governor in Council to establish blood drug concentrations; and








(c) authorize peace officers who suspect a driver has a drug in their body to demand that the driver provide a sample of a bodily substance for analysis by drug screening equipment that is approved by the Attorney General of Canada.








Part 2 repeals the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to conveyances, including those provisions enacted by Part 1, and replaces them with provisions in a new Part of the Criminal Code that, among other things,








(a) re-enact and modernize offences and procedures relating to conveyances;








(b) authorize mandatory roadside screening for alcohol;








(c) establish the requirements to prove a person’s blood alcohol concentration; and








(d) increase certain maximum penalties and certain minimum fines.








Part 3 contains coordinating amendments and the coming into force provision.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Aeronautics Act R.S.C., 1985, c. A-2

  2. Criminal Records Act R.S.C., 1985, c. C-47

  3. Corrections and Conditional Release Act S.C. 1992, c. 20

  4. Customs Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.)

  5. National Defence Act R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5

  6. Railway Safety Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.)

  7. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

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