BILL 12

An Act to Amend the Membersí Conflict of Interest Act

 

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

 

1††††††††††††††††† Section 1 of the Membersí Conflict of Interest Act, chapter M-7.01 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1999, is amended by adding the following definition in alphabetical order:

 

ďimmediate familyĒ means the memberís spouse, children, siblings, parents, spouseís siblings, mother-in-law, father-in-law and any other adult who shares a residence with the member and is primarily dependent on the member or spouse for financial support;

 

2††††††††††††††††† Subsection 18(4) of the Act is amended

 

(a)††††††††† in paragraph (a) by striking out ďandĒ at the end of the paragraph;

 

(b)††††††††† in paragraph (b) by striking out the period at the end of the paragraph and substituting a comma;

 

(c)††††††††† by adding after paragraph (b) the following:

 

(c)††††††††† disclosure of the employment of any member of the memberís immediate family with a department or office of the Government of New Brunswick or a Crown corporation, whether the employment is permanent or temporary or on a full-time or part-time basis,

 

(d)††††††††† disclosure of the engagement, contracting or hiring of any member of the memberís immediate family pursuant to a personal service contract with a department or office of the Government of New Brunswick or a Crown corporation,

 

(e)††††††††† disclosure of the holding of any office by any member of the memberís immediate family by reason of an appointment by or nomination approved by the Executive Council, a member of the Executive Council or an employee of a department or office of the Government of New Brunswick or a Crown corporation, to which a salary or stipend is attached,

 

(f)†††††††††† disclosure of any contract with a department or office of the Government of New Brunswick or a Crown corporation under which a member of the memberís immediate family receives a benefit, and

 

(g)††††††††† disclosure of any contract with a department or office of the Government of New Brunswick or a Crown corporation and any business or private corporation in which a member of the memberís immediate family has an interest in or is an officer or director thereof.

 

3††††††††††††††††† Subsection 20(2) of the Act is amended

 

(a)††††††††† in paragraph (b) by striking out ďandĒ at the end of the paragraph;

 

(b)††††††††† in paragraph (c) by striking out the period at the end of the paragraph and substituting a comma followed by ďandĒ;

 

(c)††††††††† by adding after paragraph (c) the following:

 

(d)††††††††† state any employment, contracts, offices† or benefits provided to a member of the memberís immediate family that have been disclosed to the Commissioner under section 18.