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Bill 55: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 1
Second Reading Of Bills

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Frederick Blake Jr. Mackenzie Delta

Mr. Speaker. I seek unanimous consent to waive Rule 74(2) and have Bill 55, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 1, be referred directly into Committee of the Whole for consideration later today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 55: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 1
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The Member is seeking unanimous consent to waive Rule 74(2) to have Bill 55 moved into Committee of the Whole for later consideration today.

---Unanimous consent granted

Bill 55 is now moved into Committee of the Whole for further consideration.

Bill 55: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 1
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Second reading of bills. Member for Yellowknife North.

Bill 56: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2
Second Reading Of Bills

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Cory Vanthuyne Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill makes a number of amendments to the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act. These include amendments to modify the oath of office sworn by Members to include specific obligations; clarify the conflict of interest regime in respect of Members and former Members; require the adoption by the Legislative Assembly of a code of conduct that establishes standards for the conduct of Members; require Members to comply with any code of conduct adopted; create the Office of Integrity Commissioner to carry out the duties of the former Conflict of Interest Commissioner as well as similar duties in relation to the Code of Conduct; clarify the obligations of Members with respect to the receipt of gifts and personal benefits; and correct inconsistencies and errors identified in the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 56: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. To the principle of the bill.

Bill 56: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2
Second Reading Of Bills

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 56: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 56 has had its second reading. It is now referred to standing committee. Second reading of bills. Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Bill 38, Protected Areas Act; Minister's Statement 151-18(3), New Federal Infrastructure Agreement; Committee Report 17-18(3), Special Committee on Increasing the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly, Final Report; Committee Report 18-18(3), Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act; and Tabled Document 442-18(3), 2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework 2019-2023 Action Plan.

By the authority given to me as speaker by Motion 7-18(3), I hereby authorize the House to sit beyond the daily hour of adjournment to consider the business before the House, with Member Hay River North 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

June 4th, 2019

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

I will finally call Committee of the Whole to order. What is the wish of committee, Mr. Beaulieu?

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I committee would like to consider Tabled Document 443-18(3), Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures) No. 2, 2019-2020; Tabled Document 444-18(3), Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures) No. 2, 2019-2020; Committee Report 14-18(3), Special Committee to increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Report; Bill 55, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 1. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Beaulieu. Does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. We will take a very brief recess, and then begin consideration of the documents.

---SHORT RECESS

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

I will now call Committee of the Whole back to order. Committee, we have agreed to consider a series of documents. I suggest that, for expediency, we consider Bill 55 first. Does committee agree?

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Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. We will consider Bill 55: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 1. I will ask the Member for Mackenzie Delta to introduce the bill. Mr. Blake.