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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2010


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 11/10

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 11/10

Members' Resources and Allowances Rules
(Amendment)
under the
House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity
and Administration Act

(Filed March 4, 2010)

Under the authority of section 64 of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act, the House of Assembly Management Commission makes the following Rules.

Dated at St. John’s, March 3, 2010.

Tom Osborne
Deputy Chairperson, House of Assembly Management Commission
and Speaker of the House of Assembly

RULES

Analysis


        1.   S.31 Amdt.
Travel and living allowances: residence outside capital

        2.   S.32 Amdt.
Sessional travel and living allowances: residence within capital

        3.   S.33 Amdt.
Travel and living allowances: residence outside capital and constituency

        4.   S.35 Amdt.
Intersessional travel and living expenses: residence outside capital

        5.   S.36 Amdt.
Intersessional travel and living expenses: residence within capital

        6.   S.37 Amdt.
Intersessional travel and living expenses: residence outside capital and constituency

        7.   S.37.1 Added
Accommodations when traveling long distances

        8.   S.38 Amdt.
Intra-constituency travel allowance

        9.   S.40 Amdt.
Modes of travel

      10.   S.41 Amdt.
Accommodation expenses


SNL2007 cH-10.1 Schedule
as amended

        1. (1) Paragraph 31(1)(b) of the Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  for each day that the House of Assembly is in session,

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

             (2)  Subsection 31(2) of the Rules is repealed.

 

        2. Paragraph 32(2)(b) of the Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  for a maximum of 3 nights during a trip,

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

 

        3. Paragraph 33(b) of the Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  for a maximum of 3 nights during a trip,

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

 

        4. Paragraph 35(b) of the Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  for not more than 50 nights

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

 

        5. Paragraph 36(2)(b) of the Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  for not more than 50 nights

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

 

        6. Paragraph 37(b) of the Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  for not more than 50 nights

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

 

        7. The Rules are amended by adding the following immediately after section 37 the following:

Accommodations when traveling long distances

   37.1 (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in sections 31 to 37, where a member maintains

             (a)  a permanent residence in his or her constituency that is outside the capital region;

             (b)  a permanent residence within the capital region but represents a constituency outside the capital region; or

             (c)  a permanent residence outside the capital region in a location that is not in his or her constituency and the constituency is outside the capital region,

and his or her permanent residence or constituency is in a district listed in subsection (2), that member may claim reimbursement for the costs associated with travel between his or her constituency or permanent residence and the capital region, as follows:

             (d)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for one night while in transit; or

             (e)  without receipts, $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador for one night while in transit when staying in private accommodations; and

              (f)  without receipts, the prorated portion of the $50 daily meal allowance, as contribution to the cost of meals while in transit.

             (2)  The districts to which subsection (1) applies are:

             (a)  Baie Verte-Springdale;

             (b)  Bay of Islands;

             (c)  Bonavista North

             (d)  Burgeo-La Poile;

             (e)  Cartwright-L’anse au Clair;

              (f)  Exploits;

             (g)  Fortune Bay-Cape LaHune

             (h)  Grand Bank;

              (i)  Grand Falls-Winsor-Buchans;

              (j)  Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South;

             (k)  Humber East;

              (l)  Humber Valley;

            (m)  Humber West;

             (n)  Labrador West;

             (o)  Lake Melville;

             (p)  Lewisporte;

             (q)  Port au Port;

              (r)  St. Barbe;

             (s)  St. George’s-Stephenville East;

              (t)  The Isles of Notre Dame;

             (u)  The Straits-White Bay North; and

             (v)  Torngat Mountains.

             (3)  Where a claim is made under subsection (1), the night for which an amount was claimed shall not be included in the number of nights of allowable accommodation permitted under this Part.

 

        8. (1) Paragraph 38(2)(a) of the Rules is amended by deleting the words and number "in accordance with section 40" and the comma immediately before the words and number.

             (2)  Paragraph 38(2)(b) of the Rules is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  within his or her constituency

                      (i)  with receipts, the actual cost of temporary standard room accommodations for each night the member actually occupies the accommodations, or

                     (ii)  without receipts,

                            (A)  a daily amount, of $53 on the island portion of the province and $71 in Labrador when staying in private accommodations, or

                            (B)  $53 for each night the member actually occupies his or her secondary residence; and

 

        9. Section 40 of the Rules is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following:

          (3.1)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), where, on a regular basis, a member proposes to travel by means other than the means mentioned in subsection (1), the member may make a proposal to the commission respecting that travel and the commission may, by directive approve that travel upon those terms and conditions that the commission considers to be appropriate without further need for the member to make an application under subsection (2).

 

      10. Subsections 41(2), (3) and (4) of the Rules are repealed.