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Tabled Document 29-16(6): Bdic Corporate Plan 2011-2012
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. Item 15, notices of motion. The honourable Member for Sahtu, Mr. Yakeleya.

Motion 6-16(6): Increase To Student Financial Assistance Living Allowances
Notices of Motion

Norman Yakeleya Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice on Thursday, May 19, 2011, I will move the following motion: now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, that this Legislative Assembly strongly recommends that the Department of Education, Culture and Employment increases the living allowances set out in Schedule B of the Regulations to the Student Financial Assistance Act by 27 percent.

Motion 6-16(6): Increase To Student Financial Assistance Living Allowances
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Yakeleya. The honourable Member for Frame Lake, Ms. Bisaro.

Motion 7-16(6): NWT Elder Abuse Awareness Week
Notices of Motion

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Thursday, May 19, 2011, I will move the following motion: now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Sahtu, that the Legislative Assembly resolves to formally observe June 12 to 18, 2011, as NWT Elder Abuse Awareness Week.

Motion 7-16(6): NWT Elder Abuse Awareness Week
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. The honourable Member for Nahendeh, Mr. Menicoche.

Motion 8-16(6): Review Of Access To Information And Protection Of Privacy Act
Notices of Motion

Kevin A. Menicoche Nahendeh

Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Thursday, May 19, 2011, I will move the following motion: now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that this Legislative Assembly strongly recommends the Government of the Northwest Territories undertake a comprehensive review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, including an examination of access to information and privacy legislation in other Canadian jurisdictions and all past recommendations of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and bring forward a bill during the first two years of the 17th Assembly;

And further, that the Government of the Northwest Territories include mention of a need for a comprehensive review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act in any transition document or report to the 17th Assembly;

And furthermore, that the Government of the Northwest Territories provide a comprehensive

response to this motion within 90 days. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 8-16(6): Review Of Access To Information And Protection Of Privacy Act
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr Menicoche. The honourable Member for Frame Lake, Ms. Bisaro.

Motion 9-16(6): Extended Adjournment Of The House To August 17, 2011
Notices of Motion

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Thursday, May 19, 2011, I will move the following motion: I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that, notwithstanding Rule 4, when this House adjourns on Thursday, May 19, 2011, it shall be adjourned until Wednesday, August 17, 2011;

And further, that any time prior to August 17, 2011, if the Speaker is satisfied, after consultation with the Executive Council and Members of the Legislative Assembly, that the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, the Speaker may give notice and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice and shall transact its business as it has been duly adjourned to that time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 9-16(6): Extended Adjournment Of The House To August 17, 2011
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 17, motions. Item 18, first reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. The honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Michael McLeod.

Bill 15: An Act To Amend The Deh Cho Bridge Act
Second Reading of Bills

May 17th, 2011

Deh Cho

Michael McLeod Minister of Transportation

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 15, An Act to Amend the Deh Cho Bridge Act, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Deh Cho Bridge Act to:

remove references to the Deh Cho Bridge

Fund;

extend to the registered owner of a vehicle the obligation to pay or arrange to pay a toll for the vehicle to be operated on the Deh Cho Bridge; and

authorize the making of regulations respecting the use of transponders and other devices for purposes of enforcing the collection of tolls.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 15: An Act To Amend The Deh Cho Bridge Act
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Bill 15 has had second reading.

---Carried

The honourable Minister responsible for Transportation, Mr. Michael McLeod.

Bill 16: An Act To Amend The Motor Vehicles Act
Second Reading of Bills

Michael McLeod Deh Cho

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill includes amendments that make the use of a restricted electronic device while operating a motor vehicle an offence, unless it is designated as a hands-free device and used in a hands-free manner. Restricted electronic devices are to be prescribed along with who may use them. Certain classes of drivers are exempt or may be exempted under the regulations. The holders of learner’s and probationary driver’s licences may be further restricted or prohibited from the use of these devices by regulation.

The threshold for reporting accidents is raised from $1,000 to $2,000.

The registrar of motor vehicles is also given powers to refuse a certificate of registration, permit or driver’s licence or to cancel a licence for non-payment of fines pertaining to motor vehicle offences under the Deh Cho Bridge Act or Summary Conviction Procedures Act.

Minor amendments are also made to ensure consistency of terminology, improve clarity of expression, and confirm with prevailing drafting practices. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 16: An Act To Amend The Motor Vehicles Act
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Bill 16 has had second reading.

---Carried

The honourable Minister responsible for Industry, Tourism and Investment, Mr. Bob McLeod.

Bill 17: An Act To Amend The Territorial Parks Act
Second Reading of Bills

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Territorial Parks Act, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Territorial Parks Act to authorize the superintendent to prohibit a person who has been charged with certain offences or has unpaid fines under the act from entering certain territorial parks. Amendments will also authorize the court to impose an order prohibiting a person convicted of certain offences under the act from entering territorial parks.

The bill also amends the act to authorize the making of regulations respecting the process for issuing and appealing orders prohibiting a person

from entering or being in a territorial park, respecting temporary prohibitions or restrictions on the possession of alcohol in territorial parks, respecting restrictions on possession of animals in territorial parks, and respecting the operation of motor vehicles or certain types of motor vehicles in territorial parks. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 17: An Act To Amend The Territorial Parks Act
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Bill 17 has had second reading.

---Carried

The honourable Minister responsible for the Public Utilities Board, Mr. Bob McLeod.