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Daily Sitting 38

Friday, April 28, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Mrs. Mersereau gave Notice of Motion 136 that on Thursday, May 4, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. S. Graham:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House the names of the members on the Waste Reduction Committee, its mandate, the duration of its term, the length of each meeting, and copies of the agendas for each such meeting, the per diem, compensation rate as well as expenses of each member together with all documentation, reports, recommendations, e-mail, memos and/or studies, concerning the Waste Reduction Committee or issues relating to it.


Hon. Mr. Green announced that it was the intention of government that following third and second reading, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Finance, before returning to the consideration of the estimates following the ceremony of Royal Assent.


Hon. Mr. Green advised that the government would agree to alter the order of Private Member's Motions on the Order Paper to consider Motion 126 as may be agreed upon by the respective House leaders.


The following Bills were read a third time:

Bill 35, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.
Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act.

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.


The Order being read for second reading of Bill 37, An Act Respecting a Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 37 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 37, An Act Respecting a Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.


The following Private Bill was read the second time:

Bill 27, An Act to Amend the City of Saint John Pension Act.


Pursuant to Standing Rule 121, Mr. Speaker ordered Private Bill 27 for third reading forthwith.

The following Private Bill was read the third time:

Bill 27, An Act to Amend the City of Saint John Pension Act.

Ordered that the said Bill does pass.


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

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Ashfield, 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.


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 21, An Act to Amend the Mental Health Act.
Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.
Bill 27, An Act to Amend the City of Saint John Pension Act.
Bill 28, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act.
Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act.
Bill 30, Special Appropriation Act 2000.
Bill 31, Special Appropriation Act 2000 (2).
Bill 33, An Act to Amend the Prescription Drug Payment Act.
Bill 35, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.
Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics 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 of the Legislative Assembly in the following words:

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

Her Honour then retired and Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.


It was agreed by unanimous consent to continue sitting through the dinner recess until 2 o'clock p.m.


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

And after some time, Mr. Speaker took the chair, and Mr. Bernard, 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. Acting 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.


And then, 2 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.


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 Notices of Motions 124 - April 27, 2000

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