157.1. The Community may, by a by-law adopted by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, designate as being of metropolitan scope equipment belonging to a local municipality whose territory is situated within the territory of the Community or to a mandatary of that local municipality, and establish the rules applicable to the management of the equipment, to the financing of the expenditures related thereto and to the sharing of the revenue it generates.
The first paragraph does not apply in respect of equipment to which an order made pursuant to section 24.13 of the Act respecting the Commission municipale (chapter C‐35) applies, as long as the order has not been repealed. Every intermunicipal agreement relating to equipment, in force on the date of coming into force of the by-law of the Community designating the equipment as being of metropolitan scope, ends on the date determined by the Community. Where the agreement provided for the constitution of an intermunicipal board, that board shall, not later than three months after that date, apply for its dissolution to the Minister, and section 468.49 of the Cities and Towns Act (chapter C‐19) applies, with the necessary modifications, to the application.
Every by-law designating equipment as being of a supralocal nature adopted by a regional county municipality, in force on the date of coming into force of the by-law of the Community designating the equipment as being of metropolitan scope, shall cease to have effect on the date determined by the Community.
The first, second, third and fourth paragraphs apply, with the necessary modifications, in respect of an infrastructure, service or activity but do not apply in respect of equipment acquired or built by the municipality or its mandatary before 1 January 2001.
Where the activity is carried on or the service is provided in relation to an event, it makes no difference whether the event is organized by one of the local municipalities whose territory is situated within the territory of the Community or by a third person.
2000, c. 56, s. 47; 2001, c. 25, s. 212; 2002, c. 68, s. 27.