No.41/2014

 

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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3rd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

 

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

Second Reading Bills

 

2. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act No. 3”. (Bill No. 26)        

                                                                                       (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Chartered Professional Accountants And Public Accountants”. (Bill No. 27)        

                                                                                       (Service NL)

 

4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act”. (Bill No. 29)

                                                                                       (Service NL)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND WORKS – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Works, Services And Transportation Act”. (Bill No. 21)

 

2. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Hydro Corporation Act, 2007”. (Bill No. 28)

 

3. – MR. DWIGHT BALL (Humber Valley) – To Move:

 

WHEREAS the Province’s Child and Youth Advocate has requested that Government introduce legislation for the mandatory and immediate reporting by all Government departments and agencies of the deaths of, and critical incidents involving, children and youth;

 

AND WHEREAS Government has not taken a lead in notifying the Advocate’s office of such incidents, and instead, the Advocate has relied on calls from the public and media to be made aware of cases needing her involvement;

 

AND WHEREAS legislating a direct reporting mechanism from all departments and agencies to the advocate would help improve outcomes for those involved, as would it improve outcomes for other children and youth receiving services; whether as a direct result of earlier intervention in specific cases where a death or critical incident has occurred, or indirectly as systemic issues can be more readily identified and addressed;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly urge Government to immediately introduce legislation for the mandatory and immediate reporting by all Government departments and agencies of the deaths of, and critical incidents involving, children and youth.”

 

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House of Assembly by the Queen’s Printer