No.35/2013

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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2nd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

 

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.  − Address in Reply

 

2.  – Committee of the Whole on Ways and Means

 

(a)  Resolution and Bill No. 24 Respecting the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957”.

                                                       (Progress)

 

Third Reading Bills

 

         3. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act No. 2”.  (Bill No. 13)

                                                                        (Service NL)

 

4. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Repeal The Health Care Association Act”. (Bill No. 26)

                                                               (Health and Community Services)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

         5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Provincial Court Act, 1991”.  (Bill No. 16)

                                                                        (Justice)

 

6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Labour Standards Act”. (Bill No. 17)

                                                                           (Justice)

 

7. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Municipal Elections Act”.  (Bill No. 18)

                                                               (Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs)

 

8. – 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)

 

9. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Insurance Adjusters, Agents and Brokers Act”.  (Bill No. 21)

                                       (Service NL)

 

MOTIONS

 

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. CLAYTON FORSEY (Exploits) − To Move:

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this Honourable House supports the Government’s decision to provide the Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors’ Benefit, a refundable tax credit for low-income seniors which, this year, is providing some 42,000 seniors in our Province with payments of up to $971, the highest amount ever”.

 

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, November 28, 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, November 28, 2013.

 

QUESTIONS

 

35. − MR. DALE KIRBY (St. John’s North) – To ask the Minister of Justice to lay on the Table of the House the following information:

 

(a)     any correspondence written to or received from the federal government since October 11, 2011 relating to the construction of a new penitentiary for Newfoundland and Labrador and

 

(b)     any proposals made by the province, or to the province, since October 11, 2011 regarding the construction of a new penitentiary for Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

36. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development to lay on the Table of the House the following information:

 

(a)     an update on the Provincial Government’s Arctic Opportunities Initiative, first launched in St. Anthony on September 18, 2012;

 

(b)     supporting documentation of action taken which identified opportunities in the Arctic, current industry knowledge and capacity, and progress of how awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador’s expertise and capabilities related to the Arctic have since been promoted and

 

(c)     dates of meetings and reports, presentations, research material, which identified opportunities, challenges and action the Provincial Government has undertaken since the Arctic Opportunities Initiative was launched.

 

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