No. 26/2009

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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2nd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 27, 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 Income Tax Act, 2000.” (Bill No. 29)

                                                                                (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

4. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Wild Life Act.” (Bill No. 30)

                                                                        (Environment and Conservation)

 

5. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Liquor Control Act.” (Bill No. 32)

                                                                        (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

6. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Adoption Act, The Child Care Services Act, The Child, Youth And Family Services Act And The Regional Health Authorities Regulations”. (Bill No. 35)                                                               (Child, Youth and Family Services)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

        7. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Revise The Law Respecting Rail Service.” (Bill No. 36)                                                                      (Transportation and Works)

 

MOTIONS

 

        1. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole on Supply to Consider a Resolution Relating to the Granting of Supplementary Supply to Her Majesty. (Bill No. 34)

 

 

2. C THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER C To Move:

 

        “WHEREAS subsection 16(1) of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act requires that an independent committee, called a Members’ Compensation Review Committee, be appointed at least once during each General Assembly;

 

        AND WHEREAS, in accordance with subsection 16(2) of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act, the Speaker has consulted with all House leaders on the appointment of the said Committee;

 

        AND WHEREAS all House leaders have agreed with the introduction of this Resolution;

 

        AND WHEREAS, under subsection 16(4) of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act, a Members’ Compensation Review Committee appointed under this resolution must report to the Speaker on its recommendations within 120 days of its appointment;

 

        BE IT RESOLVED THAT Joe O’Neill, Cathy Bennett and Brian Barry be appointed to the Members’ Compensation Review Committee, with the appointment to be effective on July 6, 2009;

 

        AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Members’ Compensation Review Committee inquire into and prepare a report respecting the salaries, allowances, severance payments and pensions to be paid to Members of the House of Assembly;

 

        AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Members’ Compensation Review Committee, as part of its inquiries, include consultations with appropriate persons who can assist the Committee with respect to its required duties;

 

        AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Members’ Compensation Review Committee deliver its report to the Speaker on or before October 31, 2009;

 

        AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the House of Assembly Service conclude the contractual arrangements required to carry out the intent of this Resolution.”

 

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

 

WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are lifelong neurological disorders that affect a person’s development and how the brain processes information;

 

AND WHEREAS ASD is the most common neurological disorder affecting children;

 

AND WHEREAS Newfoundland and Labrador had a prevalence rate of 1 in 132 in 2008 and the rate is expected to be even higher for 2009;

 

AND WHEREAS the number of people receiving a diagnosis of autism is on the increase in Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

AND WHEREAS evidence based research shows that the lifetime costs of assisting a person with autism can be reduced if the child receives early diagnosis, effective treatment and adequate supports;

 

AND WHEREAS all current direct government programs for children with autism end after age six;

 

AND WHEREAS schools do not have adequate resources and there is a demonstrated need for programs;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls on Government to extend autism services currently offered for children below six years of age to all children of the Province.”

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

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