No.4/2016

 

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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1st Session – 48th General Assembly

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Wednesday, March 16th, 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

 

(a) Resolution and Bill No. 2 Respecting the Granting of Interim Supply to Her Majesty.

                                                (Progress)

 

 Second Reading Bills

 

3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Establish An Independent Appointments Commission And To Require A Merit-Based Process For Various Appointments”. (Bill No. 1)               (Adj’d.)                                              (Premier)

 

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 Financial Administration Act”.     (Bill No. 4)           (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Interprovincial Subpoena Act”.   (Bill No. 5)         (Justice and Public Safety)

 

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

 

MOTIONS

 

         1. — THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF SERVICE NL – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Vital Statistics Act, 2009”.   (Bill No. 7)

 

2. — THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF SERVICE NL – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Change of Name Act, 2009”. (Bill No. 8)

 

3. − 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.”

 

4. – MR. SCOTT REID (St. George’s – Humber)) – To Move:

 

         WHEREAS other jurisdictions such as Norway have been more responsible and used sovereign wealth funds which created a long-term legacy from non-renewable resource development;

 

         AND WHEREAS the previous Government failed to manage resource revenues in a responsible manner;

 

         BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly supports the establishment of a Legacy Fund in this Province which will result in long-term benefits from non-renewable natural resources.”

 

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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

 

 

Butler, Peter

Cake, Alfred E.

Carroll, James

Butler, Robert

Callahan, Rodger John

Carroll, Thomas

Butler, Thomas Charles

Campbell, Hugh Daniel

Carsons, John

Butler, William

Canning, Charles

Carter, James Henry

Butler, Wilson

Canning, Permanus

Carter, Llewelyn James

Butt, Dorman

Carew, Daniel

Carter, Thomas

Butt, Edward

Carew, David Michael

Cave, Joseph

Butt, Frederick James

Carew, John Joseph

Chafe, Ernest Leslie

Butt, Samuel

Carew, John Joseph

Chafe, George

Button, Mark

Carew, Victor

Chafe, Jack

Cahill, John Joseph

Carew, Vincent

Chafe, William Henry

Cahill, Martin Joseph

Carrigan, Edward

Chaffey, Arthur James

Caines, John

Carrigan, Thomas

 

Caines, William

Carroll, Bernard