Bills and Motions 1998

Bill 1 Protection of Children Involved in Prostitution Act
Sponsored by Premier Ralph Klein (Calgary-Elbow), Bill 1 allows police officers and child-welfare officials to protect and treat child prostitutes as victims of child sexual abuse and to treat their pimps and johns as perpetrators of child sexual abuse.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
January 27, 1998 February 3, 1998 February 10, 1998 (amended); February 23, 1998 (recommitted and amended) February 24, 1998 February 26, 1998 February 1, 1999
Bill 3 School Amendment Act, 1998
Sponsored by Education Minister Gary Mar (Calgary-Nose Creek), Bill 3 clarifies the conditions under which school boards may provide off-campus education programs; under which wards may withdraw from regional divisions and join other regional divisions, school districts or school divisions; and under which regional divisions may become school divisions.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
February 12, 1998 March 3, 1998 March 24, 1998 (amended) March 25, 1998 March 26, 1998 N/A
Bill 16 Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 1998
Sponsored by Provincial Treasurer Stockwell Day (Red Deer-North), Bill 16 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 1997/98, including $189 million for education. The $189 million consists of $6 million for increased enrolment, $6 million for an increased number of average course credits for senior high school students, $3 million for an increased number of students with severe disabilities, $100 million for school construction and renewal, $70 million for early repayment of school construction debentures, $2 million for interest penalties associated with early repayment of school construction debentures and $2 million for increased service costs of teachers' pensions.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
February 18, 1998 February 19, 1998 February 23, 1998 February 23, 1998 February 26, 1998 N/A
Bill 31 Appropriation Act, 1998
Sponsored by Provincial Treasurer Stockwell Day (Red Deer-North), Bill 31 authorizes payments from the General Revenue Fund in 1998/99, including $2.018 billion for education.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
March 18, 1998 March 19, 1998 March 23, 1998 March 24, 1998 March 26, 1998 N/A
Bill 32 Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 1998 (No 2)
Sponsored by Provincial Treasurer Stockwell Day (Red Deer-North), Bill 32 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 1997/98, including $4.37 million for education to repay interest on school debentures.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
March 18, 1998 March 19, 1998 March 23, 1998 March 24, 1998 March 26, 1998 N/A
Bill 39 Financial Administration Amendment Act, 1998
Sponsored by Provincial Treasurer Stockwell Day (Red Deer-North), Bill 39 continues certain agencies beyond December 31, 1998, including the Attendance Board, Board of Reference, Labour Relations Board, School Buildings Board and Teaching Profession Appeal Board.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
April 2, 1998 April 20, 1998 April 20, 1998 April 27, 1998 April 30, 1998 N/A

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS
Bill 202 Child Welfare Amendment Act, 1998
Sponsored by Linda Sloan (LIB--Edmonton-Riverview), Bill 202 requires child and family service authorities to submit annual reports to the minister of family and social services.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
January 28, 1998 February 10, 1998 (defeated)        
Bill 205 Alberta Bill of Responsibilities
Sponsored by Shiraz Shariff (PC--Calgary-McCall), Bill 205 details individual, governmental and ministerial responsibilities, including the government's responsibility to "promote individual well-being by maintaining effective health care, education and social welfare systems."
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
January 29, 1998 February 25, 1998 (defeated)        
Bill 212 Amusements Amendment Act, 1998
Sponsored by Yvonne Fritz (PC--Calgary-Cross), Bill 212 limits children's access to sexually explicit videotapes.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
January 29, 1998 April 8, 1998 April 29, 1998 (amended) April 29, 1998 April 30, 1998 October 1, 1998
Bill 213 School (Computer Instruction) Amendment Act, 1998
Sponsored by Judy Gordon (PC--Lacombe-Stettler), Bill 213 allows the minister of education to prescribe standardized objectives for the study of computer technology.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
January 29, 1998 April 21, 1998 April 29, 1998 (amended) April 29, 1998 April 30, 1998  
Bill 219 Education Employment Relations Statutes Amendment Act, 1998
Sponsored by Jocelyn Burgener (PC--Calgary Currie), Bill 219 removes principals from teachers' bargaining unit, implements provincial bargaining for teachers and eliminates their right to strike.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of the whole: Third reading: Royal assent: Proclamation:
March 23, 1998 December 2, 1998 (defeated)        

PRIVATE MEMBERS' MOTIONS

Motion 508

Sponsored by Karen Leibovici (LIB--Edmonton-Meadowlark), Motion 508, as amended, urges the government "to approve the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) only if it is in the public interest of Albertans and urge the Federal Government to ensure that the MAI fully respects the jurisdiction of the Province of Alberta, including the areas of health care, education, social services, labour, environment, and Crown property."

Carried March 24, 1998 (amended)

Motion 512

Sponsored by Karen Kryczka (PC--Calgary-West), Motion 512 urges the government "to support a review of the remuneration system for teachers with the objective that teachers be rewarded individually for meeting or surpassing standard performance expectations."

Carried April 28, 1998

Motion 514

Sponsored by Ken Nicol (LIB--Lethbridge-East), Motion 514 urges the government "to cap elementary class size (kindergarten to grade 7) at 18 students, and to limit the instructional load of secondary English, Mathematics, and Science teachers to 80 students."

Defeated November 24, 1998