No.66/2012

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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1st Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

 

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 Address in Reply

Third Reading Bills

 

2. C Third Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Regulate The Practice Of Pharmacy”.

(Bill No. 50)                                                                                      (Health and Community Services)

 

 

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

3. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C “An Act To Amend The City Of St. John’s Municipal Taxation Act”. (Bill No. 54)

               (Tourism, Culture and Recreation)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

4. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act Respecting Procurement By Public Bodies”. (Bill No. 1)

                                                                               (Service NL)

 

5. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Public Service Commission Act”. (Bill No. 32)    

                                                                   (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

6. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Animal Health And Protection Act”. (Bill No. 45)

                                                                                    (Natural Resources)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Teachers’ Pensions Act”. (Bill No. 52)

                                                                                    (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited (Lease) Act, 1961 and The Electrical Power Control Act, 1994”. (Bill No. 53)                                (Adjourned)                                          (Natural Resources)

 

9. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Provincial Offences Act”. (Bill No. 55)      

               (Justice)

 

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 to Consider a Resolution Relating to the Advancing or Guaranteeing of Certain Loans made under the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957. (Bill No. 39)                    (Progress)

 

2. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend An Act To Amend The Enduring Powers Of Attorney Act”. (Bill No. 56)

 

3. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Workplace Health, Safety And Compensation Act”. (Bill No. 57)

 

4. C MR. ANDREW PARSONS (Burgeo - LaPoile) C To Move:

 

“WHEREAS free and open access to Government information is essential to the function of the democratic process;

 

WHEREAS publicly held and publicly funded information should be released to the public unless there is a clear and sufficient reason to keep the matter confidential;

 

WHEREAS this Government has amended the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) through Bill 29 which has created new and expansive categories of secret information.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House urges Government to repeal Bill 29.”

 

5. C MR. DWIGHT BALL (Humber Valley) C To Move:

 

         “WHEREAS the electricity market of Newfoundland and Labrador is a monopoly where ratepayers have no choice in their preferred electricity supplier;

 

         AND WHEREAS robust, independent regulation assures ratepayers that they will have access to electrical power at the lowest possible cost consistent with reliable service;

 

         AND WHEREAS electricity is an essential commodity for domestic and commercial use and the oversight of the cost of its service is in the public interest;

 

         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House endorses the principle of independent electrical utility regulation for the establishment of electricity rates in the Province to protect the interests of provincial ratepayers.”

 

6. C  THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER C To Move pursuant to Standing Order 11 that the House not adjourn at 5:30 o=clock p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

 

7. C  THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER C To Move pursuant to Standing Order 11 that the House not adjourn at 10:00 o=clock p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

 

QUESTIONS

 

         27. C MS. GERRY ROGERS (St. John’s Centre) – To ask the Honourable the Minister of Health and Community Services if her Department will eliminate the age restriction and extend the insulin pump program to all people who need it.

 

         28. C MS. GERRY ROGERS (St. John’s Centre) – To ask the Honourable the Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, Responsible for the Status of Women to table in this House the gender equity policy and/or directive for appointments to boards, commissions and tribunals.

 

         29. C MR. ANDREW PARSONS (Burgeo - LaPoile) – To ask the Honourable the Minister of Advanced Education & Skills to lay on the Table of the House a list of the uptake of those projects approved under Round 1 of the 2012 Job Creation Partnership program (originally slated for notification March 19-23, 2012 but announced in June 2012), identifying which successful applicants made use of their JCP funding (indicating organization, project, community, electoral district and funding amount spent, as well as the total amount spent provincially as well as totals spent in each district for Round 1).

 

         30. C MR. ANDREW PARSONS (Burgeo - LaPoile) – To ask the Honourable the Minister of Advanced Education & Skills to lay on the Table of the House a list of those projects approved under Round 2 of the 2012 Job Creation Partnership program (originally slated for notification June 11-15, 2012) identifying each organization, project, the community and electoral district each organization is based in, the date range in which organizations were notified, as well as a total amount awarded in Round 2 as well as totals for each electoral district for Round 2.

 

         31. C MR. ANDREW PARSONS (Burgeo - LaPoile) – To ask the Honourable the Minister of Advanced Education & Skills to lay on the Table of the House a list of the those projects approved under Round 3 of the 2012 Job Creation Partnership program (originally slated for notification September 3-7, 2012) identifying which organization, project, community and electoral district each organization is based in, the date range in which organizations were notified, as well as a total amount awarded in Round 3 as well as totals for each electoral district for Round 3.

 

         32. C MR. ANDREW PARSONS (Burgeo - LaPoile) – To ask the Honourable the Minister of Advanced Education & Skills to lay on the Table of the House (in the event that Round 3 of the 2012 Job Creation Partnership program is not yet finalized) a document outlining anticipated notification dates and whether the entire $3 million earmarked for Round 3 by the Minister during Estimates 2012 will be allocated for Round 3.

 

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