No.40/2017

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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2nd Session – 48th General Assembly

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

 

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

(a)       Statements by Members

(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

 

Third Reading Bills

 

         2. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting An Independent Court Of Appeal In The Province”. (Bill No. 3)

                                                                                        (Justice and Public Safety)

 

  3. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Members Of The House Of Assembly Retiring Allowances Act And The Portability Of Pensions Act”. (Bill No. 21)                                                           (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

4. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An  Act To Amend The Liquor Corporation Act”. (Bill No. 23)

                                                                (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

5. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act No. 2”. (Bill No. 27)       

                                                                         (Service NL)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

         6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting The Office Of The Auditor General And The Auditing Of The Public Accounts Of The Province”. (Bill No. 1)

                                                                (Government House Leader)

        

         7. Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act To Amend The House Of Assembly Accountability, Integrity And Administration Act”. (Bill No. 19)

                                                          (Debate adj’d)         (Government House Leader)

                                                 

  8.  Second Reading of a Bill “Serious Incident Response Team Act”. (Bill No. 24)

                                         (Debate adj’d)                     (Justice and Public Safety)

 

9. Second Reading of a Bill “An Act To Amend The Child And Youth Advocate Act”. (Bill No. 26) 

                                              (Children, Seniors and Social Development)

 

10. Second Reading of a Bill “An Act To Amend The Independent Appointments Commission Act”. (Bill No. 28)    

                                                 (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

 

MOTIONS

 

1.   – THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER − To Move:

 

        “WHEREAS section 4 of the Auditor General Act provides that on resolution of the House of Assembly, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint an Auditor General;  

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Julia Mullaley be appointed as the Auditor General”.

 

2.    – THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move:

     

      “WHEREAS on August 22, 2017, Government announced its decision to reinstate the original point of sale rebate on purchases of qualifying printed books made after December 31, 2017;

 

        AND WHEREAS the Harmonized Sales Tax is levied by the Government of Canada, pursuant to the federal Excise Tax Act and the collection of Harmonized Sales Tax is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency;

 

        AND WHEREAS Newfoundland and Labrador entered into a federal-provincial agreement called the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement which allows the Province to introduce federally administered tax exemptions with certain conditions;

 

        AND WHEREAS a condition of that agreement is that a change in provincial tax policy must be brought to the House of Assembly for a vote ratifying that decision;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the point of sale rebate on the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax on purchases of qualifying printed books made after December 31, 2017 be reinstated in the same manner and form that had been employed prior to January 1, 2017”.

 

        3. − THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER – To Move pursuant to provisional Standing Order 11(1) that the House not adjourn at 5:30 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by the Queen’s Printer