No. 32/2009

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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2nd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

 

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

(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

(h)    Petitions

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

1. C Committee of Supply

2. C Address in Reply

Third Reading Bills

3. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Private Investigation and Security Services Act.” (Bill No. 39)

                                                                                (Government Services)

 

4. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Remove Anomalies And Errors In The Statute Law.” (Bill No. 40)

                                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

5. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Law With Respect To The Definition Of Spouse.” (Bill No. 41)

                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

Second Reading Bills

6. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act Amend The Memorial University Pensions Act No. 2.” (Bill No. 38)

                                                                                        (Education)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Vital Statistics Act, 2009.” (Bill No. 42)

                                                                                                        (Government Services)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Repeal The Newspapers And Books Act.” (Bill No. 43)

                                                                                        (Tourism, Culture and Recreation)

 

9. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Victims Of Crime Services Act.” (Bill No. 45)

                                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

10. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act.” (Bill No. 46)

                                                                        (Aboriginal Affairs)

 

11. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act No. 2.” (Bill No. 47)

                                                                (Aboriginal Affairs)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Amend The Engineers And Geoscientists Act, 2008.” (Bill No. 44)

 

2. C MS. YVONNE JONES (Cartwright-L’Anse au Clair) C To Move:

 

        “WHEREAS it is estimated that there are over 120,000 moose living in Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

        AND WHEREAS more than 700 moose vehicle collisions occur in our Province each year;

 

        AND WHEREAS moose vehicle collisions result in human fatalities and a higher prevalence of head, neck and brain injuries than other motor vehicle accidents;

 

AND WHEREAS the cost estimates to the provincial health care system for just initial emergency care due to moose vehicle accidents is averaged at over $600,000 a year, and cost estimates for vehicle damage is over $1 million annually;

 

AND WHEREAS other provinces with lower moose populations have taken significant action to reduce moose vehicle collisions;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has not conducted a recent study or review of new technologies and mitigative options such as fencing, lighting systems, increased brush cutting and increased hunting quotas that could potentially lower the number of moose vehicle accidents;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly call upon Government to initiate a comprehensive study to evaluate what technologies, mitigation techniques and investments can be undertaken to reduce moose vehicle collisions in Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this review include a detailed analysis of other jurisdictions and evaluate options such as fencing, lighting systems, brush cutting and increased hunting quotas;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House of Assembly call upon Government to accept and implement the conclusions or recommendations of this review”. 

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by Earl G. Tucker, Queen's Printer