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This bill was last introduced in the 17th Assembly, 5th Session, which ended in October 2015.

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Votes

  • Oct. 7, 2015 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Coroners Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • June 4, 2015 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Coroners Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Coroners Act to clarify the duty to report certain deaths to a coroner or a police officer; enhance the powers of coroners in conducting investigations and inquests; clarify the circumstances in which coroners may arrange for assistance to be provided by others in carrying out certain functions; clarify the duties and powers of the chief coroner to disclose information, including personal information; prohibit any interference with the body of the deceased, and any associated wreckage subject to certain exceptions; make refinements to provisions respecting the holding of inquests; require the preparation and tabling of an annual report on the coroner’s service; increase the maximum fine that may be imposed for a contravention of the act and its regulations. The bill also makes consequential amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act and the Vital Statistics Act.
  • June 3, 2015 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Coroners Act, be read for the first time.