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No. 21

Friday, March 22, 1996.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Blanchard,

Bill 35, Capital Appropriations Act 1996-97.

By Hon. Mr. Duffie,

Bill 36, An Act to Repeal the Consumer Bureau Act.

Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act.

Ordered that the said Bills be read a second time at the next sitting.

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Notices of Motions

Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 32 that on Thursday, March 28, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Graham:

WHEREAS there are proud, dynamic residents throughout New Brunswick;

WHEREAS any government must offer its residents equal opportunity to develop and build their future, no matter where they choose to live;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT this Assembly ask the government to consider creating a public consultation mechanism which would have the responsibility of reporting to government and which would identify, coordinate, and analyse the needs of rural residents in the province, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT this public consultation mechanism be empowered to carry out exhaustive consultations in the regions, which would lead to recommendations on the means necessary for sustainable socioeconomic development in our rural regions.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette rose and announced that the House would resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Human Resources Development, followed by those of the Department of the Environment; thence to Committee of the Whole for consideration of Bill 9.

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Second Reading

The following Bills were read the second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 33, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1995-96.

Bill 34, Supplementary Capital Appropriations Act 1995-96.

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Committee of Supply

The House according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. MacDonald in the Chair.

At 12 o'clock p.m., as previously agreed, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had had under consideration the matters referred to them, had made some progress therein, and asked leave to sit again.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker then put the question on the motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurred in, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

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Committee of Whole

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. MacDonald in the chair.

And after some time spent in Committee of the Whole, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to the order of Presentations of Committee Reports, reported:

That the Committee had directed him to report the following Bills as agreed to:

Bill 9, Special Appropriation Act 1996.

Bill 29, An Act Respecting the Executive Council Act.

And the Committee asked leave to make a further report.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker then put the question on the motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurred in, and it was resolved in the affirmative

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette requested that the House recess to resume at 1.30 o'clock p.m. for the Royal Assent ceremony.

Thereupon, Mr. Speaker declared a recess at 12.30 o'clock p.m.

1.30 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

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Royal Assent

Her Honour, the Lieutenant-Governor, was announced, and having been bidden to enter, took Her seat in the chair upon the Throne.

Mr. Speaker addressed Her Honour as follows:

May it Please Your Honour:

The Legislative Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick has passed several Bills at the present sittings of the Legislature to which, in the name and on behalf of the said Legislative Assembly, I respectfully request Your Honour's assent.

The Clerk Assistant then read the titles of the Bills as follows:

Bill 2, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act.

Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act.

Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Electrical Installation and Inspection Act.

Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Elevators and Lifts Act.

Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Industrial Relations Act.

Bill 7, An Act to Repeal the Mobile Homes Act.

Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Plumbing Installation and Inspection Act.

Bill 10, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.

Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.

Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.

Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Emergency Measures Act.

Bill 15, An Act to Repeal the White Cane Act.

Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act.

Bill 18, Endangered Species Act.

Bill 19, An Act to Repeal the Fishermen's Union Act.

Bill 20, An Act to Amend An Act to Incorporate Atlantic Baptist College.

Bill 23, An Act to Amend the Schools Act.

Her Honour signified Her Assent as follows:

It is the Queen's wish. La reine le veut.

To these Bills, Her Honour's assent was announced by the Clerk in the following words:

In Her Majesty's name, Her Honour the Administrator assents to these Bills, enacting the same and ordering them to be enrolled.

Her Honour retired.

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Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

And then, 1.42 o'clock p.m. the House adjourned.

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The following documents, having been deposited with the Clerk of the House, were deemed laid before the Table of the House pursuant to Standing Rule 39:

Documents requested in Notices of Motions 2, 3, 7 and 15 March 21, 1996


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