P-31 - Bicycle Ownership Act

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chapter P-31
Bicycle Ownership Act
1. It is forbidden to obliterate, deface or remove the serial number or other identification mark affixed by the manufacturer on a bicycle or a cycle.
R. S. 1964, c. 317, s. 1.
2. No one may purchase, sell, exchange or demolish a bicycle or a cycle of which the serial number or other manufacturer’s identification mark has been obliterated, defaced or removed.
R. S. 1964, c. 317, s. 2.
3. Any person who carries on the business of used bicycles or cycles shall enter in a register specially kept for this purpose every purchase, exchange, sale or other transaction relating to used bicycles or cycles or to parts thereof and particularly, inscribe therein, the following information:
(a)  a description of the object of the transaction;
(b)  the serial number and any other identification mark appearing thereon;
(c)  the date of the transaction;
(d)  the name and the address of the person with whom the transaction is made.
R. S. 1964, c. 317, s. 3.
4. A peace officer may, at any reasonable time, enter any establishment where the trade or the storing of used bicycles or cycles is carried on and visit the premises to inspect the bicycles and cycles found therein. He may also require that the register prescribed by section 3 be furnished to him.
The owner or any person in charge of such an establishment is required to allow the peace officer to exercise the powers referred to in the first paragraph.
R. S. 1964, c. 317, s. 4; 1986, c. 95, s. 245.
5. Every person who contravenes a provision of this Act commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine of not less than $10 but not exceeding $100.
R. S. 1964, c. 317, s. 5; 1990, c. 4, s. 686.
5.1. The Minister of Public Security is responsible for the administration of this Act.
1986, c. 86, s. 31; 1988, c. 46, s. 24.
6. (This section ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987).
1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes (chapter R-3), chapter 317 of the Revised Statutes, 1964, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed effective from the coming into force of chapter P-31 of the Revised Statutes.