3/30/2014Bill 24 — 2014: Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, 2014http://www.leg.bc.ca/40th2nd/1st_read/gov24-1.htm2/9
The following zones are established:(a) Zone 1, consisting of the Island Panel Region, the OkanaganPanel Region and the South Coast Panel Region;(b) Zone 2, consisting of all geographic areas of British Columbianot in Zone 1.
Exercising a power in Zone 2
When exercising a power under this Act in relation to land located in Zone 2,the commission must consider all of the following:(a) the purposes of the commission set out in section 6;(b) economic, cultural and social values;(c) regional and community planning objectives;(d) other prescribed considerations.
3 Section 5 is amended (a) in subsection (1) by striking out "
at least 7 individuals
" and substituting"
at least 13 individuals
",(b) by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:
(2) The Lieutenant Governor in Council must appoint the following membersof the commission after a merit based process:(a) one chair of the commission;(b) 6 vice chairs of the commission, each of whom must be residentin a different panel region.
,(c) in subsection (3) by striking out "
after a merit based process andconsultation with the chair.
" and substituting "
after a merit based process.
", and (d) by adding the following subsections:
(3.1) In the event that there is no member of the commission, other than thechair or vice chairs, resident in a particular panel region, the minister mustwithin 90 days appoint a resident of the panel region as a member of thecommission under subsection (3).(3.2) If a member of the commission, including a vice chair but excluding thechair, ceases to be a resident of the panel region in which the member wasresident at the time of appointment, the appointment expires on the date onwhich the member ceases to be a resident of that panel region.