AR 32/2012 BODY ARMOUR CONTROL REGULATION (Consolidated up to 144/2015)
ALBERTA REGULATION 32/2012
Body Armour Control Act
BODY ARMOUR CONTROL REGULATION
Table of Contents
1 Equipment exemption
2 Individual exemption
3 Application for or renewal of permit
4 Permit fee
5 Term of permit
6 Terms and conditions of permit
7 Permit card
8 Collection of personal information
9 Registrar’s powers
10 Disposal of body armour
12 Coming into force
1 The following types of equipment are not subject to this Regulation or the Act:
(a) medieval or historical personal armour or a reproduction of medieval or historical personal armour that is designed, intended for use and worn by an individual for the purposes of a historical re‑enactment or a sporting event in which such equipment is required; (b) medieval or historical personal armour or a reproduction of medieval or historical personal armour that is
(i) on display for viewing purposes,
(ii) for sale to museums and collectors,
(iii) in the possession of an individual, organization or business for research or restoration, or
(iv) intended and used for collection, display, costuming or decoration;
(c) personal armour or equipment or a reproduction of personal armour or equipment that is considered to be a historic object, as defined in the Historical Resources Act, that is collected and stored by a museum.
2 The following individuals or classes of individuals are exempt from the requirement to hold a permit under this Regulation and the Act:
(a) public officers as defined in section 117.07 of the Criminal Code (Canada);
(b) individuals or museums who are collectors of medieval or historical armour or reproductions of medieval or historical armour for the purposes of collecting medieval or historical armour or reproductions of medieval or historical armour;
(c) manufacturers of reproductions of medieval or historical armour for the purposes of manufacturing reproductions of medieval or historical armour;
(d) individuals involved in farming or ranching operations, while engaged in farming or ranching operations;
(e) individuals performing in an exhibition, stampede, rodeo, fair or sporting event.
(f) individuals working directly with police officers where body armour is required by the police service policy.
AR 32/2012 s2;144/2015
Application for or renewal of permit
3 An application for a permit or for the renewal of a permit must be accompanied by
(a) a statement signed by the applicant showing what, if any, criminal charges, convictions or investigations there are concerning the applicant,
(b) a colour, passport‑sized photograph of the applicant taken no earlier than 3 months before the date the application is made and notarized by a person authorized by the Registrar, and
(c) any other information requested by the Registrar.
4 An application for a permit or for the renewal of a permit must include a $50 permit fee for a one‑year permit and $100 for a 2‑year permit.
Term of permit
5 A permit may be issued for a term of up to 2 years.
Terms and conditions of permit
6 The Registrar may issue a permit subject to any terms and conditions the Registrar considers appropriate.
7 The Registrar shall issue a permit card to each permit holder that includes the following information:
(a) a picture of the permit holder;
(b) the name of the permit holder;
(c) the permit number;
(d) the expiry date of the permit;
(e) the terms and conditions of the permit on the back of the permit card.
Collection of personal information
8 For the purposes of making and approving applications, reviewing, cancelling, suspending or imposing terms and conditions on permits and administering the Act the Registrar may, in accordance with sections 33 and 34 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, collect personal information, including the following types of information:
(a) matters relating to permits, including
(i) an application for or renewal of a permit,
(ii) the refusal to issue or renew a permit,
(iii) the decision to cancel or suspend a permit,
(iv) the decision to impose terms and conditions on a permit,
(v) criminal record checks,
(vi) international criminal record checks,
(vii) information held by law enforcement agencies, and
(viii) information held by government agencies;
(b) matters relating to complaints under sections 18 and 19 of the Act.
9 If a permit holder fails to comply with section 10 of the Act, the Registrar may cancel or suspend the individual’s permit or impose additional terms and conditions on the individual’s permit.
Disposal of body armour
10(1) When a permit expires or is cancelled or suspended, the owner of the body armour must
(a) surrender the permit to the Registrar, and
(b) provide evidence satisfactory to the Registrar that the body armour has been
(i) sold or given to a person who holds a valid permit or to a person who is exempt from the requirement to hold a permit, or
(2) If the Registrar suspends a permit for a period of time, the permit holder must, immediately or within the time period specified by the Registrar, surrender the permit and the body armour to the Registrar or to a police service for that period.
11 For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on October 31, 2025.
AR 32/2012 s11;144/2015
Coming into force
12 This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the Body Armour Control Act.