Newfoundland and Labrador
Members are required to attend the House of Assembly when it is sitting. By January 31 of each year, Members must file with the Clerk a declaration under oath or affirmation of their attendance while the House was sitting in the previous calendar year. The declaration must include dates of absence(s), and provide an explanation for the absences.
The following are acceptable reasons* for Members to be absent from the House:
* Note that the Premier, the Leader of the Official Opposition and the Leader of a Third Party are not subject to the same restrictions with respect to absences from the House given the nature of their responsibilities.
If a Member files a declaration disclosing an absence for reasons other than those above, an amount of $200 will be deducted from the Member's salary for each day of the absence. If a Member does not file the declaration by the required filing date, the Clerk may withhold the Member’s salary.
As required by the Publication Scheme, a report summarizing Members' declarations of attendance must be posted on an annual basis.