No.16/2016

 

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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1st Session – 48th General Assembly

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

 

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

(a)        Statements by Members

(a)(i) Honour 100

(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 Supply

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

3. – Committee of the Whole on a Bill − “An Act To Establish An Independent Appointments Commission And To Require A Merit-Based Process For Various Appointments”. (Bill No. 1)

        (Premier)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Parliamentary Assistant Act And The Parliamentary Secretaries Act”. (Bill No. 3)  (Government House Leader)

 

5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Professional Fish Harvesters Act”. (Bill No. 6)     (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

 

6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act”. (Bill No. 12)          (Service NL)

 

7. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Insured Medical And Hospital Services in the Province”. (Bill No. 24)    (Health and Community Services)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move “That This House Approves in General the Budgetary Policy of the Government.” (Budget Speech)

 

2. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole on Supply to Consider Certain Resolutions Relating to the Granting of  Supply to Her Majesty. (Bill No. 11)

 

3. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Relating to the Raising of Loans by the Province. (Bill No. 10)

 

         4. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Personal Income. (Bill No. 13)

 

         5. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of a Deficit Reduction Levy on Taxable Income.  (Bill No. 14)

 

         6. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Corporate Income. (Bill No. 15)

 

         7. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Capital Income. (Bill No. 16)

 

         8. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Used Vehicles.  (Bill No. 18)

 

         9. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Insurance Premiums. (Bill No. 19)

 

         10. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Gasoline. (Bill No. 20)

 

         11. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Insurance Companies.  (Bill No. 21)

 

         12. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Tobacco.  (Bill No. 22)

 

         13. — THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000 No. 5”. (Bill No. 17)

 

         14. — THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act No. 6”. (Bill No. 23)

 

15. − THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER − 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 the Government House Leader, the Opposition House Leader and the Third Party on the appointments to the said Committee;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government House Leader, Opposition House Leader and the Third Party 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 Sandra Burke, Kathy LeGrow and Jeffrey Pardy are appointed to the Members’ Compensation Review Committee, with the appointment to be effective on July 7, 2016;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in accordance with section 16 of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act the Members’ Compensation Review Committee shall 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 in particular the Committee shall

 1.      recommend the annual salary for Members of the House of Assembly;

 2.      review and make recommendations regarding the additional salary provisions for positions identified in subsection 12(1) of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act;

 3.      recommend a formula or means for making annual salary adjustments for salary amounts referenced in clauses 2 and 3 above.;

 4.      review and make recommendations regarding the current severance pay policy for Members of the House of Assembly;

5.      review the current provisions for Members’ pensions and provide recommendations for adjustments; and

 6.      review and make recommendations regarding the Intra-Constituency Allowance for each District established in the Schedule to Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules. This review should take into account the provision of services by Members as a result of the increase in the size of some districts, as a result of Electoral Boundary reform in 2015;

 AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Members’ Compensation Review Committee, as part of its inquiries, consult with appropriate persons who can assist the Committee with respect to its required duties and shall

 7.      consult with Members of the House of Assembly, review and make recommendations with respect to the Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules, including but not limited to:

a)      current accommodation provisions for Members and whether other alternatives are available from a cost-benefit perspective;

b)      travel and living costs for training and orientation of Members following general elections and by-elections;

c)      clarification of the parameters regarding usage of the constituency allowance; and

d)     clarification of the parameters for the use of rental cars.

8.      consult with the House of Assembly Service regarding issues in administering the current regime as well as impacts, legislative and otherwise, of proposed recommendations;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that research and administrative support to the Members’ Compensation Review Committee will be provided by or arranged by the House of Assembly Service;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Members’ Compensation Review Committee deliver its report to the Speaker on or before November 4, 2016;

 

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

 

         16. – MR. NEIL KING (Bonavista) − To Move:

 

WHEREAS the First World War was a significant event in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

AND WHEREAS Honour 100 represents the Provincial Government’s commitment to commemorating Newfoundland and Labrador’s First World War story and will focus on significant anniversaries; legacy, education, provincial outreach and research;

 

AND WHEREAS, as a Province, we will honour the sacrifices made by our veterans and come together to commemorate the anniversary on July 1st, engaging our young people to learn more about the history that has shaped this place we call home;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls upon all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to join with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to mark this centennial day and commemorate those brave men and women by participating in planned events at the National War Memorial and community memorials throughout our Province.”

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by the Queen’s Printer



The Commemoration of the First World War and the Battle of Beaumont Hamel

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Higgins, Edmund James

Hoddinott, Samuel

Horwood, Henry

Hilliard, Silas

Hoddinott, William

Hoskins, Edgar

Hillier, Llewelyn

Hogan, Gerald

Houlahan, James Patrick

Hiscock, Alfred

Holden, Lucas

Hounsell, Japheth

Hiscock, Edmund

Holden, Patrick

House, George

Hiscock, John

Hollahan, Joseph

House, John

Hiscock, Samuel

Holland, Michael John

Howard, James John

Hoare, Edward John

Hollett, George

Howell, Arthur

Hobbs, Charles

Hollett, George

Howell, Thomas

Hobbs, Eliol

Holloway, Albert

Hoyles, Joseph

Hobbs, John

Holloway, Robert Palfrey

Hoyles, Obadiah

Hockley, John Herbert

Holmes, Aubrey

Hudson, George

Hodder, Stewart

Hooper, Samuel Mayo

 

Hoddinott, Ludwig Duncan

Horwood, Albert