No.26/2010

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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3rd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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 Concurrence Motions C

        (a)    Resource Committee

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

1. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Provincial Court Act, 1991.” (Bill No. 4)                                                                                   (Justice and Attorney General)

 

2. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Commissioners For Oaths Act.” (Bill No. 7)                                                                     (Justice and Attorney General)

 

3. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Notaries Public Act.” (Bill No. 8)                                                                                 (Justice and Attorney General)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

4. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting The Care And Protection Of Children And Youth.” (Bill No. 1)                                                              (Child, Youth and Family Services)

 

5. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000.” (Bill No. 3)                                                                                                 (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

6. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000 No. 2.” (Bill No. 9)                                                                               (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Small Claims Act.” (Bill No. 11)

                  (Adjourned)                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Fatal Accidents Act.” (Bill No. 15)

                                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

9. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Insurance Companies Act.” (Bill No. 16)                                                                                                   (Government Services)

 

10. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting The Regulation Of Certain Health Professions.” (Bill No. 17)                                                                            (Health and Community Services)

 

11. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Accident And Sickness Insurance Act, The Automobile Insurance Act, The Insurance Adjusters, Agents And Brokers Act, The Insurance Contracts Act And The Life Insurance Act.” (Bill No. 18)               (Government Services)

 

12. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Insurance Companies Act No. 2.” (Bill No. 19)                                                                                (Government Services)

 

13. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act Respecting The Practice Of Social Work.” (Bill No. 20)                                                                                                  (Health and Community Services)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To Move AThat This House Approves in General the Budgetary Policy of the Government.@ (Budget Speech)

 

2. 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 Certain Resolution Relating to the Granting of  Supply to Her Majesty. (Bill No. 6)

 

3. 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 to Consider a Certain Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Tobacco. (Bill No. 10)

 

4. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Insurance Adjusters, Agents And Brokers Act.” (Bill No. 21)

 

5. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Portability Of Pensions Act.” (Bill No. 22)

 

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

 

        WHEREAS section 42.1 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides that the Information and Privacy Commissioner is to be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on a resolution of the House of Assembly;

 

        AND WHEREAS section 42.2 of the Act states that a commissioner may be reappointed;

 

        AND WHEREAS the appointment of the current commissioner, Mr. Ed Ring, expires on April 10, 2010;

 

        AND WHEREAS it is proposed that Mr. Ring be reappointed as the commissioner for a term of 2 years;

 

        NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Ed Ring, be reappointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for a term of 2 years.”

 

7. C MS. LORRAINE MICHAEL (Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) C To Move:

 

        “WHEREAS despite Government’s Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) action plan there are still more than 2,000 machines located in bars and restaurants around the Province;

 

        AND WHEREAS Atlantic Lottery Corporation has itself admitted that VLT access is “too wide”;

 

        AND WHEREAS according to the Gambling Prevalence Study there are close to 3,000 problem gamblers and close to 7,000 moderate risk gamblers and most of these nearly 10,000 gamblers are VLT players;

 

        AND WHEREAS the 2007 Newfoundland and Labrador Student Drug Survey found that 12 percent of Grade 12 students played VLTs, a rate twice as high as in the other Atlantic provinces, and that 7% of all junior and senior high school students played VLTs, also the highest rate in Atlantic Canada;

 

        AND WHEREAS most of us know of someone who has lost their paycheques, life savings, jobs, or even their families, due to VLT addiction;

 

        AND WHEREAS VLT addiction is a burden on Government and society in terms of health care costs, lost productivity, and the need to support broken individuals and families;

 

        AND WHEREAS Government is receiving $75 million in VLT revenue every year, which comes from a very small number of addicted VLT players who are losing their savings to VLT machines;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly urge the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to increase funding to help problem gamblers;

 

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House of Assembly urge the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to establish a new plan for an accelerated reduction leading ultimately to elimination of VLTs.”             

 

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