House of Assembly
2nd Session – 47th General Assembly
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
(a) Statements by Members
(b) Statements by Ministers
(c) Oral Questions
(d) Presenting Reports by Standing and Select Committees
(e) Tabling of Documents
(f) Notices of Motion
(g) Answers to questions for which notice has been given
ORDERS OF THE DAY
1. − Address in Reply
Third Reading Bills
2. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Adoptions”. (Bill No. 27)
(Child, Youth and Family Services)
Second Reading Bills
3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Provincial Court Act, 1991”. (Bill No. 16)
4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Municipal Elections Act”. (Bill No. 18)
(Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs)
5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The City of Corner Brook Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act, the City of St. John’s Act and the Municipalities Act, 1999”. (Bill No. 20) (Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs)
6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Schools Act, 1997”. (Bill No. 28)
1. − MR. DALE KIRBY (St. John’s North) − To Move:
“WHEREAS autism spectrum disorder has been estimated to occur in as many as one in eighty-eight children;
AND WHEREAS individualized and intensive early interventions are important for improving outcomes for children with autism;
AND WHEREAS long wait lists are forcing many parents to wait up to two years before their children receive needed pediatric assessments and diagnostic services;
AND WHEREAS a co-ordinated, multi-agency approach among key government departments and agencies is needed to ensure that individuals with autism spectrum disorder are provided with services that will promote independent living;
AND WHEREAS a comprehensive province-wide strategy for autism spectrum disorder will decrease the lifetime costs of treating and providing services for persons with autism;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly urges the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to, in consultation with parents, advocates, educators, health care providers and experts in the autism community develop and implement a comprehensive Province-wide strategy for autism spectrum disorder”.
2. − MR. TOM OSBORNE (St. John’s South) − To Move:
“BE IT RESOLVED THAT that the House of Assembly urge Government to consider following the recommendation of their own consultant, Mr. John Noseworthy, and implement a rental rate structure for income support clients based on regional market rates.”
3. − THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER – To Move pursuant to Standing Order 11 that the House not adjourn at 5:30 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
4. − THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER – To Move pursuant to Standing Order 11 that the House not adjourn at 10:00 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
45. − MR. DALE KIRBY (St. John’s North) – To ask the Minister of Finance to lay upon the Table of the House the following information:
(a) an assessment of the actual cost to consumers of the Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) charged on the sale and distribution of electronic products in Newfoundland and Labrador in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015;
(b) an assessment of the actual cost to the voluntary sector of the EHFs in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015 and
(c) the results of any assessment of the financial impact of the introduction of EHFs on retail sales, job creation, and business development.
46. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister of Environment and Conservation to lay on the Table of the House:
(a) details of all energy audits conducted of government buildings since 2011
(b) inventory of all energy-efficient and hybrid vehicles in the government's inventory since 2011
47. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister of Environment and Conservation to lay on the Table of the House an update on Government's pilot project of the new energy efficiency advice service on housing and commercial buiding designs as listed in Government's Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2011.
48. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture to lay on the Table of the House details of the cost-shared lobster sustainability and rationalization program with the Federal Government, which would include the number of licence holders (listing all species) to exit the industry by region and total pay-out of the program.
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