Bill 20: Ombudsperson Act (Historical)
This bill was last introduced in the 18th Assembly, 3rd Session, which ended in August 2019.
This bill has received Commissioner's Assent and is, or will soon become, law.
All sorts of information on this bill is available on the Legislative Assembly's website
- Nov. 1, 2018 Passed I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombud Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I requested a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
- June 1, 2018 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombudsperson Act, be read for the second time. This bill provides for the appointment of an Ombudsperson as an officer of the Legislature. This bill establishes the mandate of the Ombudsperson, which will be to investigate complaints about the administrative fairness of government practices to promote fair, reasonable, and equitable government administration. Some of the key matters addressed by this Bill include the following: requiring that the Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, appoint an Ombudsperson; conferring powers and duties on the Ombudsperson for the purpose of fulfilling the Ombudsperson's mandate; setting out how complaints can be made by a person to the Ombudsperson;setting out how investigations are to be conducted by the Ombudsperson. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
- May 31, 2018 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombudsperson Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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