TORONTO (Nov. 8, 1999) — Ontario lawmakers are getting a second look at the Red Tape Reduction Bill (Bill 11), legislation that would allow membership in the International Registration Plan (IRP) and help clarify roadside inspection criteria for commercial trucks and buses.
The bill was initially introduced last session but failed to make its way through the legislative process prior to the provincial election call in May.
Provincial legisation is required before the province can join IRP, a widely accepted pro-rate program for vehicle registration fees. Bill 11 would also amend the Highway Traffic Act to allow vehicle inspectors to issue repair orders for minor defects that companies would be required to address within a specified timeframe.
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