No.24/2016

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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1st Session – 48th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 11th, 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

 

Third Reading Bills

 

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

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

4. – 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)

 

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 Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Personal Income. (Bill No. 13)

 

         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 a Deficit Reduction Levy on Taxable Income.  (Bill No. 14)

 

         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 Taxes on Corporate Income. (Bill No. 15)

 

         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 Capital Income. (Bill No. 16)

 

         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 Used Vehicles.  (Bill No. 18)

 

         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 Insurance Premiums. (Bill No. 19)

 

         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 Gasoline. (Bill No. 20)

 

         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 Insurance Companies.  (Bill No. 21)

 

         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 Tobacco.  (Bill No. 22)

 

         12. — 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)

 

         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 Revenue Administration Act No. 6”. (Bill No. 23)

 

14. − 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.”

 

         15. – MR. GRAHAM LETTO (Labrador West) − To Move:

 

         WHEREAS Wabush Mines pensioners have experienced a reduction in pension benefits of 25 percent for the non-unionized pension plan members and 21 percent for the unionized pension plan members;

 

         AND WHEREAS those reductions have happened because of Cliffs Natural Resources entering bankruptcy protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and given relief in contributions to the Pension Plans resulting in a significant unfunded liability in the plans;

 

         AND WHEREAS many pension plans across Canada are experiencing significant unfunded liabilities and could meet the same fate as the Wabush pension plans;

 

         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador supports the efforts of Federal Members of Parliament, led by the MP for Labrador, in seeking amendments to the CCAA to ensure pensioners are given priority on the secured creditors’ list during the bankruptcy protection process.”

 

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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

 

 

Moore, Albert

Morgan, William

Moulton, Herbert

Moore, Eric

Morris, Edward A.

Moulton, John

Moore, James E.

Morris, Frank

Moyes, Allan

Moore, John

Morris, Harold

Mudford, Bennett

Moore, Thomas

Morris, James R.

Mugford, George

Moores, Albert

Morris, Kenneth

Mugford, Jacob

Moores, John

Morris, Robert

Mugford, Luke

Moores, Samuel J.

Morris, Walter

Mugford, Nathan

Moran, Hugh J.

Morris, William

Mullings, Gordon

Morey, Walter W.

Morrissey, John Thomas

Mullins, Harry

Morgan, Frederick

Morton, Joseph

Murphy, Edward Joseph

Morgan, John Thomas

Mosher, George

Murphy, Joachim

Morgan, Robert Stanley

Moss, Daniel J.

 

Morgan, William

Moulton, Albert Edgar