Bills and Motions 2008

GOVERNMENT BILLS
Bill 1
Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement Implementation Statutes Amendment Act, 2008
Sponsored by Premier Ed Stelmach, Bill 1 paves the way for full implementation of the British Columbia–Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement by April 2009. The agreement eliminates barriers facing skilled professionals and tradespeople, such as teachers and welders, when they choose to pursue career opportunities in British Columbia or Alberta.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 15, 2008 May 20, 2008 May 27, 2008 May 28, 2008 June 3, 2008 June 3, 2008
Bill 3
Fiscal Responsibility Amendment Act, 2008
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 3 allows the government to enter into alternative financing arrangements, including public–private partnerships, to build schools, health facilities and postsecondary institutions.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 24, 2008 May 20, 2008 May 22, 2008 May 26, 2008 June 3, 2008 June 3, 2008
Bill 5
Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2008
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 5 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2007/08, including $52 million for Alberta Education to fund lump sum payments to teachers of up to $1,500 as stipulated in the memorandum of agreement between the Association and the Government of Alberta regarding the unfunded liability of the teachers’ pension plan and collective agreements.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 21, 2008 April 22, 2008 April 23, 2008 April 30, 2008 May 15, 2008 May 15, 2008
Bill 6
Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2008
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 6 authorizes interim payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2008/09, including $1.2 billion for Alberta Education, until the budget estimates are approved.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 23, 2008 April 30, 2008 May 5, 2008 May 6, 2008 May 15, 2008 May 15, 2008
Bill 12
Teachers' Pension Plans Amendment Act, 2008
Sponsored by Minister of Finance and Enterprise Iris Evans, Bill 12 authorizes the Crown to pay teachers' share of contributions related to the pre-1992 unfunded liability of the teachers' pension plan until September 1, 2009, when the Crown will assume full responsibility for the unfunded liability.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
April 30, 2008 May 22, 2008 May 26, 2008 May 27, 2008 June 3, 2008 September 1, 2007, with exception
Bill 22
Appropriation Act, 2008
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 22 authorizes payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2008/09, including $4.2 billion for Alberta Education.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
May 26, 2008 May 27, 2008 May 28, 2008 May 29, 2008 June 3, 2008 June 3, 2008
Bill 26
Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2008
Sponsored by Minister of Employment and Immigration Hector Goudreau, Bill 26 removes the ability of ground ambulance services to strike or lockout during labour disputes, which will be settled through compulsory arbitration, and restricts the practices of salting and market enhancement recovery funds in the construction sector.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
June 2, 2008 June 3, 2008 June 4, 2008 June 4, 2008 June 9, 2008 September 15, 2008 (except Section 8), and February 18, 2009 (Section 8)
Bill 41
Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2008 (No. 2)
Sponsored by Minister of Municipal Affairs Ray Danyluk, Bill 41 expands the permitted uses for surplus school sites to include fire halls, police stations, libraries, daycares and affordable housing.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
October 29, 2008 November 6, 2008 November 20, 2008, with amendments November 24, 2008  December 2, 2008  
Bill 51
Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2008 (No. 2)
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 51 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2008/09, including $25.5 million for Alberta Education for modular classrooms ($8 million), commencement of the replacement project of Ernest Manning High School in Calgary ($15 million) and cost escalation of currently approved school projects ($2.5 million).
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
November 27, 2008  December 1, 2008  December 2, 2008  December 3, 2008  December 4, 2008  December 4, 2008
PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS
Bill 210
School (Enhanced Protection of Students and Teachers) Amendment Act, 2008
Sponsored by Heather Forsyth (PC—Calgary-Fish Creek), Bill 210 prohibits acts of intimidation and bullying and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia on school property.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
October 29, 2008 December 1, 2008
PRIVATE BILLS
Bill Pr1
Young Men's Christian Association of Edmonton Statutes Amendment Act, 2008
Sponsored by Thomas Lukaszuk (PC–Edmonton-Castle Downs), Bill Pr1 exempts the real property of the Young Men's Christian Association of Edmonton from municipal taxes, including the education property tax.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
May 14, 2008 May 29, 2008 June 2, 2008, with amendments June 4, 2008 June 9, 2008 June 9, 2008
PRIVATE MEMBERS' MOTIONS
Motion 509
Sponsored by Kyle Fawcett (PC—Calgary-North Hill), Motion 509 urges the government “to consider the feasibility of establishing an urban infrastructure planning organization for the Calgary region to assist local municipalities, boards, and authorities in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound urban planning of transportation and social infrastructure.”
Agreed to October 20, 2008
Motion 526
Sponsored by Hugh MacDonald (LIB—Edmonton-Gold Bar), Motion 526 urges the government “to introduce legislation requiring all school boards to establish and maintain an anaphylactic policy that includes: strategies to reduce exposure to anaphylactic causative agents, information on life-threatening allergies, annual first-aid training on dealing with life-threatening allergies, and a requirement for every school principal to develop a plan for each pupil affected by an anaphylactic allergy, including the maintenance of a file for each anaphylactic pupil.”
Motion 538
Sponsored by Janice Sarich (PC—Edmonton-Decore), Motion 538 urges the government “to consult with a broad cross section of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive approach to early childhood learning in Alberta.”
Motion 558
Sponsored by Darshan Kang (LIB—Calgary-McCall), Motion 558 urges the government “to establish full-day kindergarten programs as proposed by Alberta's Commission on Learning in its report and recommendations of October 2003.”
Motion 576
Sponsored by Manmeet Bhullar (PC—Calgary-Montrose), Motion 576 urges the government “to recognize the great contribution seniors have made to the development and success of Alberta by exploring methods to eliminate or reduce the education portion of their property taxes.”