Amendment to the Eligibility Criteria for the Issuance of Farm Licence Plates in Regulation 628 under the Highway Traffic Act.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
Amendments to Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act were filed on December 15, 2014, as originally proposed.
September 10, 2014
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Transportation is modifying the eligibility criteria for the issuance of farm licence plates. It is doing so by amending the definition of farmer indicated in Section 1(1) of Regulation 628 and revoking the definition of farm products. The new farmer definition will be aligned with the terminology used in the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act (FRFOFA) administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Revising and aligning the definition of farmer will mean that farm plate applicants must now meet the legislative requirements for a farm business set by FRFOFA, thereby ensuring that qualified farmers obtain farm plates and receive the benefits associated with having a farm plate.
New applicants for farm plates will be required to provide verification (e.g., a farm organization membership card) that they have a farming business that is registered or exempt under FRFOFA in order to receive farm plates for their vehicles.
The proposed change would come into effect on January 1, 2015.
1201 Wilson Ave
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January 1, 2015