Alberta Sport Connection Act

Link to law: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=A34.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779786183&display=html
Published: 2015-03-30

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ALBERTA SPORT CONNECTION ACT ALBERTA SPORT CONNECTION ACT
Chapter A‑34
Table of Contents
                1      Definitions
                2      Continuation, membership, etc., of corporation
                3      Objects
                4      Powers
                5      Bylaws
                6      Directions, regulations
                7      Government employees
                8      Funds
                9      Management and pooled investment of funds
              10      Crown agent
              11      Tax exemption
              12      Auditor
              13      Fiscal year and annual report
              14      Transitional HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:
Definitions
1   In this Act,
                           (a)    “corporation” means the corporation continued by section 2;
                           (b)    “Minister” means the Minister determined under section 16 of the Government Organization Act as the Minister responsible for this Act.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s1;2015 c12 s1
Continuation, membership, etc., of corporation
2(1)  The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation is continued as “Alberta Sport Connection”, a corporation consisting of not more than 10 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may prescribe the term of office of any member of the corporation.
(3)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall designate one of the members of the corporation as chair and one of the members of the corporation as vice‑chair.
(4)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may prescribe the rate of remuneration and the subsistence and travelling expenses to be paid to the members of the corporation.
(5)  A majority of the members constitutes a quorum.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s2;2015 c12 s1
Objects
3   The objects of the corporation are
                           (a)    to develop and maintain sport programs, facilities and services;
                  (b) ‑ (d)    repealed 2015 c12 s1;
                           (e)    to raise funds to be used in assisting the corporation in the carrying out of its objects.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s3;2015 c12 s1
Powers
4(1)  The corporation may, subject to the regulations,
                           (a)    acquire and dispose of real and personal property;
                           (b)    hold, preserve, maintain, renovate, restore and manage its real and personal property;
                           (c)    enter into an agreement with any person respecting any matter pertaining to the objects of the corporation;
                           (d)    hire employees, consultants and advisors and determine their duties, terms of employment and remuneration;
                           (e)    make grants in accordance with the bylaws to any person or organization;
                            (f)    make and maintain banking arrangements;
                           (g)    publish, produce and distribute books, pamphlets, videos, films or any other productions that relate to the objects of the corporation;
                           (h)    exercise any power or perform any duty given to it by the regulations.
(2)  Any real or personal property acquired by the corporation by gift, grant, bequest, devise or loan is subject to any terms and conditions stipulated by the person giving, granting, bequeathing, devising or loaning the property.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s4;2015 c12 s1
Bylaws
5(1)  The corporation may, with the approval of the Minister, make bylaws
                           (a)    governing the administration of the corporation;
                           (b)    governing the making of grants;
                           (c)    relating to any other matter necessary for carrying out the objects and duties of the corporation.
(2)  A bylaw does not become effective until it is
                           (a)    passed by a majority of the members of the corporation at a meeting of the corporation, or
                           (b)    signed by a majority of the members of the corporation,
and approved by the Minister.
(3)  The Regulations Act does not apply to the bylaws of the corporation.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s5;2015 c12 s1
Directions, regulations
6(1)  The Minister may give directions to the corporation for the purpose of
                           (a)    providing priorities and guidelines for it to follow in the exercise of its powers, and
                           (b)    co‑ordinating the work of the corporation with the programs, policies and work of the Government and public and private institutions, in order to avoid duplication of effort and expense.
(2)  The Minister may make regulations
                           (a)    restricting and regulating the exercise of the Foundation’s powers;
                           (b)    establishing additional powers and duties of the corporation.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s6;2015 c12 s1
Government employees
7   If the Minister considers it necessary, the Minister shall provide to the corporation the services of employees of the Government under the Minister’s administration to carry out the work of the corporation.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s7;2015 c12 s1
Funds
8(1)  Money received by the corporation from any source constitutes the funds of the corporation.
(2)  The income of the funds of the corporation accrues to and forms part of those funds.
(3)  Expenditures and grants made by the corporation must be paid from the funds of the corporation.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s8;2015 c12 s1
Management and pooled investment of funds
9   The corporation may be a participant under section 40 of the Financial Administration Act.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s9;2004 c7 s19;2015 c12 s1
Crown agent
10   The corporation is an agent of the Crown in right of Alberta.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s10;2015 c12 s1
Tax exemption
11   The real and personal property, business and income of the corporation are exempt from all assessment and taxation made, imposed or levied by or under the authority of any Act of the Legislature, and that exemption extends to any person  registered as a charitable organization under the  Income Tax Act (Canada) who leases property of the corporation.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s11;2015 c12 s1
Auditor
12   The Auditor General is the auditor of the corporation.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s12;2015 c12 s1
Fiscal year and annual report
13(1)  The fiscal year of the corporation is April 1 to the following March 31.
(2)  After the end of each fiscal year, the corporation shall prepare and submit to the Minister a report consisting of
                           (a)    a general summary of its transactions and affairs during that year, its revenues and the application of its expenditure during that year,
                           (b)    an audited balance sheet of its accounts and financial transactions during that year, and
                           (c)    any other information that the Minister may require.
(3)  On receiving a report under subsection (2), the Minister shall lay a copy of it before the Legislative Assembly if it is then in session, and if not, within 15 days after the commencement of the next session.
RSA 2000 cA‑34 s13;2015 c12 s1
Transitional
14(1)  In this section,
                           (a)    “previous Act” means the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation Act as it read immediately before it was amended by this section;
                           (b)    “restricted funds” means funds that are subject to a restriction imposed by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
(2)  Land or an interest in land managed by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation immediately before the coming into force of this section shall, until a transfer of the land or of the interest in land has been completed, continue to be managed by the corporation, and the previous Act continues to apply to the management of the land or the interest in land by the corporation in all respects as if the corporation were the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
(3)  Restricted funds, buildings and equipment associated with land or an interest in land managed by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation immediately before the coming into force of this section shall, until a transfer of the land or of the interest in land has been completed, continue to be managed by the corporation, and the previous Act continues to apply to the management of the funds, buildings and equipment by the corporation in all respects as if the corporation were the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
(4)  Revenue and donations received and expenses incurred in association with land or an interest in land managed by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation immediately before the coming into force of this section shall, until a transfer of the land or of the interest in land has been completed, continue to be managed by the corporation, and the previous Act continues to apply to the management of the revenue and donations and the payment of expenses by the corporation in all respects as if the corporation were the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
(5)  Land or an interest in land referred to in subsection (2) and restricted funds, buildings and equipment associated with the land or the interest in land may be transferred only to a party who agrees
                           (a)    to continue to protect the land and restricted funds, buildings and equipment associated with the land or the interest in land as set out in the terms and conditions referred to in section 4(2), and
                           (b)    to assume responsibility for all obligations, debts and liabilities associated with the land or the interest in land or with restricted funds, buildings and equipment associated with the land or the interest in land, regardless of when the debt or liability was incurred.
2015 c12 s1