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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2008
AN ACT TO AMEND THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. Section 12 of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (4) the following:
(5) Where a member who holds a position referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b), or (c) is, due to illness or disability, absent and unable to carry out the duties of his or her position for a period of more than 10 consecutive sitting days of the House of Assembly,
(a) a member referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) who carries out the duties of a member referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b); or
(b) another member appointed to carry out the duties of a member referred to in paragraph (1)(c),
is, after the expiration of those 10 days, and until the return to duties of the absent member or the appointment of a new member to the absent member’s position, entitled to a salary referred to in subsection (1) for the position he or she replaces, without affecting the salary of the absent member.
2. Section 18 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (5) the following:
(5.1) Notwithstanding subsection (5), where the number of members sitting in the House of Assembly in opposition to the government is insufficient to allow the appointment of 3 of those members to the Public Accounts Committee and still comply with that subsection, a member of the commission may serve concurrently as a member of the commission and a member of the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Assembly.
3. Section 1 of this Act shall be considered to
have come into force on
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