Vote on June 6th, 2019
Bill 58 Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends various statutes administered by the Department of Justice to: repeal provisions of An Act to Amend the Children's Law Act and to amend the Children's Law Act to establish a recalculation service; amend the Coroner's Act to clarify the responsibilities of the chief coroner and coroners in respect of inquests, and authorize the release of the body of the deceased if an investigation is complete; amend the Evidence Act to add provisions in respect of the admissibility of electronic records, and repeal provisions that allow the court to refuse to admit photographic film prints into evidence;add an updated definition for "prime time" to the Judicature Act;add a reference in the Jury Act to exemptions from jury service contained in the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act;increase fee rates in respect of the registration of instruments and caveats under the Land Titles Act;amend the Public Trustee Act to establish a mechanism for the disposition of unclaimed property;amend the Residential Tenancies Act to provide for the appointment of a chief rental officer, adjust provisions relating to service and the giving of reasons, and allow regulations to be made in respect of fees for services provided; andamend the Retirement Plan Beneficiaries Act to provide for the discharge of the administrator of a plan. This bill also deals with other matters of minor, noncontroversial, and uncomplicated nature in several of these statutes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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