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Motion 20-16(3): Appointment Of Languages Commissioner
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Jacobson. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 17, motions. Item 18, first reading of bills. The honourable Minister of Justice, Mr. Lafferty

Bill 15: Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009
First Reading of Bills

March 10th, 2009

Monfwi

Jackson Lafferty Minister of Justice

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 15, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, be read for the first time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 15: Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009
First Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Bill 15 has had first reading.

---Carried

Item 19, second reading of bills. The honourable Minister of Justice, Mr. Lafferty.

Bill 12: Securities Transfer Act
Second Reading of Bills

Monfwi

Jackson Lafferty Minister of Justice

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 12, Securities Transfer Act, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill enacts a uniform Securities Transfer Act to govern the transfer and holdings of securities and the interests in securities consistent with legislation currently enacted or being enacted in all provinces and territories. The bill provides for consequential amendments to the Business

Corporation Act, Personal Property Security Act and Seizures Act. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 12: Securities Transfer Act
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Lafferty. Bill 12, Securities Transfer Act, has had second reading and will be referred to a standing committee.

---Carried

The honourable Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Mr. Robert McLeod.

Bill 13: An Act To Amend The Commissioner’s Land Act
Second Reading of Bills

Michael McLeod Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Commissioner’s Land Act, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill includes amendments that would provide the Residential Tenancy Act does not apply to Commissioner’s land under a lease authorized under the Commissioner’s Land Act, designate the Minister or a person authorized by the Minister as the person responsible for initiating court proceedings regarding wrongful or unlawful use, possession or occupation of Commissioner’s land, limit the liability of the Commissioner as an occupier of Commissioner’s land, include a regulation-making power respecting the posting of security when Commissioner’s land is leased for a commercial or industrial use and make other minor amendments. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 13: An Act To Amend The Commissioner’s Land Act
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Commissioner’s Land Act, has had second reading and is, therefore, referred to a standing committee.

---Carried

The honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Michael McLeod.

Bill 14: An Act To Amend The Motor Vehicles Act
Second Reading of Bills

Deh Cho

Michael McLeod Minister of Transportation

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act. A new short-term permit is created and an application for a driver’s licence may now be made based on a licence that has been expired for up to two years. Nurses are required to report medically unfit drivers in the same manner as is required of a

medical practitioner. A person is prohibited from operating a vehicle with obscure or damaged lights or reflective devices and drivers are required to reduce their speed when close to emergency vehicles with flashing lights. The registrar’s duties are clarified with respect to sharing disclosure use and protection of records and personal information. Access to accident reports are enhanced for persons involved in accidents and drivers and employers are held liable for intervention in operation of commercial vehicles. The authority for a demerit point system is expanded as is the Commissioner’s authority to enact regulations for repair, maintenance and inspection of vehicles. Reference to jurisdiction is given greater precision and other minor improvements are made throughout the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 14: An Act To Amend The Motor Vehicles Act
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, has had second reading and will be referred to a standing committee.

---Carried

Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Tabled Document 7-16(3), Ministerial Benefits Policy; Bill 5, Professional Corporations Act; Bill 9, Northern Employees Benefits Services Pension Plan Protection Act; Tabled Document 25-16(3), Supplementary Appropriation No. 1 (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010, with Mr. Bromley in the chair.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

I’d like to call Committee of the Whole together. We have before us Tabled Document 7-16(3), Bill 5, Bill 9 and Tabled Document 25-16(3). What is the wish of committee? Mr. Abernethy.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Committee wishes to proceed with Tabled Document 25-16(3), Supplementary Appropriation No. 1 (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010, and then Bills 5 and 9, if there’s time, in that order. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

Very good. Thank you, Mr. Abernethy. Does the committee agree?

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

Thank you, committee. We’ll be starting with Tabled Document 25-16(3) after a short break.

---SHORT RECESS

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

I’d like to call Committee of the Whole back to order. The committee has agreed that we will deal first with Supplementary Appropriation No. 1 (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010. I’d like to ask, first, if the Minister has opening comments. Minister Miltenberger.