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This bill was last introduced in the 18th Assembly, 2nd Session, which ended in October 2017.

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Votes

  • Oct. 31, 2016 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • June 27, 2016 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Vital Statistics Act to remove the requirement that a name registered for the birth of a child be written in entirely Roman alphabet, permit a single name determined in accordance with the child's traditional culture to be registered on a child's birth, and permit a person to amend the designation of sex on a birth registration statement without undergoing gender reassignment surgery. The bill also includes consequential amendments to the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act, the Adoption Act, and the Change of Name Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • June 24, 2016 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.