GOVERNMENT BILLSTop of page

Bill 5: Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2001
Sponsored by Finance Minister Pat Nelson, Bill 5 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2000/2001, including $33 million for Alberta Learning to offset the education property tax reduction.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 25, 2001 April 26, 2001 May 3, 2001 May 10, 2001 May 31, 2001 May 31, 2001
Bill 6: Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2001
Sponsored by Finance Minister Pat Nelson, Bill 6 authorizes interim payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2001/02, including $1.068 billion for Alberta Learning, until the budget estimates are approved.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 25, 2001 April 26, 2001 May 3, 2001 May 10, 2001  May 31, 2001 May 31, 2001
Bill 11: Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2001
Sponsored by Human Resources and Employment Minister Clint Dunford, Bill 11 provides birth and adoptive parents with up to 37 weeks of parental leave. If parental leave is taken by both parents, their combined leave cannot exceed 37 weeks.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
May 8, 2001 May 22, 2001 May 28, 2001 May 28, 2001 May 31, 2001 May 31, 2001
Bill 16: School Amendment Act, 2001
Sponsored by Learning Minister Lyle Oberg, Bill 16 clarifies the process for establishing charter schools and removes the ability of school boards to establish them; furthers the move to coterminous public and separate school board boundaries; ensures public and separate school supporters are assessed the same property tax rates; and abolishes the School Buildings Board, leaving final decisions on new school facilities in the hands of the ministers of learning and infrastructure.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
May 7, 2001 May 28, 2001 November 14, 2001 (amended) November 14, 2001 November 29, 2001 January 1, 2001 (sections 21, 22 and 23)
Bill 20: Appropriation Act, 2001
Sponsored by Finance Minister Pat Nelson, Bill 20 authorizes payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2001/02, including $3.665 billion for Alberta Learning.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
May 24, 2001 May 28, 2001 May 30, 2001 May 31, 2001 May 31, 2001 May 31, 2001

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS Top of page

Bill 218 School (Class Size Targets) Amendment Act, 2001
Sponsored by Don Massey (LIB—Edmonton-Mill Woods), Bill 218 sets maximum class size targets of 17 students from kindergarten to grade 3, 25 students from grades 4 to 9 and 30 students from grades 10 to 12.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
November 20, 2001          

PRIVATE MEMBERS' MOTIONSTop of page

Motion 501

Sponsored by LeRoy Johnson (PC—Wetaskiwin-Camrose). Motion 501 urges the government "to make the learning of a second language a compulsory component of a high school diploma by the year 2006, and to increase the opportunities for Alberta students to participate in national and international student exchange programs with a second language component."

Carried May 1, 2001