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No. 32

Friday, February 19, 1999.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker cautioned Members to avoid repetition when posing questions.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Ms. Weir,

Bill 51, Act to Amend the Right to Information Act.

By Hon. Mr. Lee,

Bill 52, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act.

By Hon. Mr. Jamieson,

Bill 53, An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Arts Board Act.

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

Hon. Mr. Byrne on behalf of Hon. Mrs. Mersereau, moved that the following Bill be now read a first time:

Bill 54, An Act to Amend the Community Planning Act.

And the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 31

Hon.  Mr. Lockyer Hon.   Mr.  Devereux Mr.   Steeves
Hon. Mr. Byrne Mr. LeBlanc Mr. Johnson
Hon. Mr. Richard Mr. McAdam Mr. Olmstead
Hon. Mrs. Day Mrs. Barry Mr. MacLeod
Mr. Blaney Hon.  Mr.  H.  Doyle Mr. Wilson
Hon. Mr. B. Thériault Mr. Allaby Ms.   de  Ste.  Croix
Hon. Mr. MacIntyre Mr. Duffie Mr. J. Doyle
Hon.  Mr. Gay Mrs. Jarrett Mr. D. Landry
Hon. Mrs.  Kingston Mr. Smith Mr. S. Graham
Hon.   Mr. Savoie Mr. Doucet Mr. Kavanaugh
Hon. Mr. O'Donnell    

NAYS - 8

Mr. Mesheau Mr. D. Graham Mr. Mockler
Mr. Lord Mr. Sherwood Mr. Green
Mr. Robichaud Mr. Volpé   


Accordingly, Bill 54, An Act to Amend the Community Planning Act, was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time at the next sitting.

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Notices of Motions

Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 127 that on Thursday, February 25, 1999 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Green:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a photocopy of all the letters the Premier and the Minister of Natural Resources and Energy received concerning the Protected Areas Strategy.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Byrne announced it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Education.

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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 46, An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Municipal Finance Corporation Act.

Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act.

Bill 48, Agricultural Operation Practices Act.

Bill 49, Natural Products Act.

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The following Private Bills were read the second time:

Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Saint John Regional Exhibition Centre Commission Act.

Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Saint John Aquatic Center Commission Act.

Bill 13, An Act to Amend An Act to Dedicate Certain Lands in The City of Fredericton as a Public Park.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 121, Mr. Speaker ordered Private Bills 3, 4 and 13 for third reading forthwith.

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Third Reading

The following Private Bills were read the third time:

Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Saint John Regional Exhibition Centre Commission Act.

Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Saint John Aquatic Center Commission Act.

Bill 13, An Act to Amend An Act to Dedicate Certain Lands in The City of Fredericton as a Public Park.

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.

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Committee of Supply

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Ms. de Ste. Croix in the chair.

And after some time, it then being 12.30 o'clock p.m., it was agreed by unanimous consent to recess and return at 1.30 o'clock p.m.

Accordingly, the Chairman left the chair, to resume again at 1.30 o'clock p.m.

1.30 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed with Mr. Flynn in the chair.

And after some time, Ms. de Ste. Croix took the chair.

And after some further time spent in Committee of Supply, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Ms. de Ste. Croix, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had made some progress in the consideration of the matters referred to them, had passed several items, 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.

The following are the items reported:

MAIN ESTIMATES 1999 - 2000 ORDINARY ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $759,313,100 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Education for the fiscal year ending the 31st of March, 2000.


MARITIME PROVINCES HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $160,491,100 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission for the fiscal year ending the 31st of March, 2000.

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES

1999-2000

Voted

WORKING CAPITAL ADVANCES

Education

- Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority 350,000

- Training Services 2,000,000

PETTY CASH ADVANCES

Education 17,500

INVENTORIES

Education 2,750,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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And then, 3.35 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 upon the table of the House pursuant to Standing Rule 39:

Documents requested in Notice of Motion 116 - February 18, 1999



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