Bills and Motions 2011

GOVERNMENT BILLS
 Bill 13
Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2011
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 13 authorizes interim payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2011/12, including $647 million for Alberta Education, until the budget estimates are approved.
First reading: Second reading: Committee
of whole:
Third reading: Royal assent: In force: 
March 14, 2011 March 15, 2011 March 16,
2011 
March 17, 2011  March 18, 2011  April 1, 2011 
Bill 17 
Appropriation Act, 2011
Sponsored by President of the Treasury Board Lloyd Snelgrove, Bill 17 authorizes payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2011/12, including $4.2 billion for Alberta Education.
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee
of whole:
 
Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force:  
April 21, 2011  April 26, 2011 April 27, 2011 April 28, 2011 April 29, 2011  April 29, 2011 
Bill 18 
Education Act
Sponsored by Minister of Education Thomas Lukaszuk, Bill 18 will underpin the transformation of the education system to reflect expectations for high school completion, online and other flexible learning environments, and a wide range of supports to students. It will replace the School Act, which currently guides the governance of education in Alberta.
First reading: Second reading:  Committee
of whole:
 
Third reading:  Royal assent: In force: 
April 27, 2011           
Bill 25 
Child and Youth Advocate Act
 
Sponsored by Minister of Human Services Dave Hancock, Bill 25 establishes the child and youth advocate as an independent officer of the legislature, expands the advocate’s mandate to include the youth criminal justice system, establishes the Child and Family Services Council for Quality Assurance to help increase public understanding and confidence in the child intervention system, clarifies publication ban provisions designed to protect the privacy of children in the child intervention system and clarifies confidentiality of information to allow public bodies and agencies providing services for a child to share personal information where necessary for the purposes of planning or providing services.
First reading: Second reading: Committee
of whole:
Third reading:   Royal assent:  In force: 
November 21, 2011  November 23, 2011  November 28, 2011, with amendments 

December 6, 2011 

December 8, 2011  December 15, 2011(Section 32)
          April 1, 2012
(remaining sections) 
Bill 27 
Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2011 (No. 2)
  
Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Enterprise Doug Horner, Bill 27 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2011/12, including an additional $218 million for Alberta Education for reinstatement of operating support to public and separate school boards ($107 million), fuel costs for student transportation ($13 million), teachers’ salaries as a result of an increase in the actual Alberta average weekly earnings index to 4.54 per cent from the 4.4 per cent included in the original budget estimates ($3.2 million), the reprofiling of Alberta School Alternative Procurement II projects due to faster than anticipated construction progress ($24 million), new school construction and modular classrooms ($70 million) and reinstatement of operating support to accredited private schools ($317,000). 
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee
of whole:
  
Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 24, 2011  November 29, 2011  November 30, 2011 December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011  December 1, 2011 
           

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTIONS

Motion 501

Sponsored by Moe Amery (PC—Calgary-East), Motion 501 urges the government “to introduce amendments to the Employment Standards Code that would require all employers to provide an unpaid leave of absence of up to 13 weeks for employees who donate organs.” Agreed to February 28, 2011

Motion 521

Sponsored by Harry Chase (LIB—Calgary-Varsity), Motion 521 urges the government “to immediately develop a comprehensive child poverty reduction strategy.”

Motion 525

Sponsored by Wayne Cao (PC—Calgary-Fort), Motion 525 urges the government “to explore setting a mandatory amount of Canadian history instruction in the high school curriculum.”

Motion 536

Sponsored by Janice Sarich (PC—Edmonton-Decore), Motion 536 urges the government “to develop a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, so that the policies the Government is pursuing become strengthened and more coordinated amongst the Ministries.”

Motion 540

Sponsored by Doug Elniski (PC—Edmonton-Calder), Motion 540 urges the government “to consider the feasibility of providing alternative funding options to faith-
based organizations, which, for moral and ethical reasons, do not want to receive funds from sources such as gambling, alcohol sales, and tobacco sales.”

Motion 551

Sponsored by Naresh Bhardwaj (PC—Edmonton-Ellerslie), Motion 551 urges the government “to establish an equitable pay grid in recognition of teachers who have received vocational diplomas from technical schools, such as NAIT or SAIT, that would provide them with salaries on par with teachers who have received graduate degrees.”

Motion 554

Sponsored by Janice Sarich (PC—Edmonton-Decore), Motion 554 urges the government “to develop an integrated approach to kindergarten to grade 12 education research and development so that there is greater coordination to policy, innovation, and learning outcomes.”

Motion 561

Sponsored by Naresh Bhardwaj (PC—Edmonton-Ellerslie), Motion 561 urges the government “to continue its policy to reduce classroom size when resources are available.”

Motion 563

Sponsored by Dave Taylor (AP—Calgary-Currie), Motion 563 urges the government “to produce a made-in-Alberta poverty reduction strategy by pursuing non-partisan, broad-based public consultation and study best practices in other jurisdictions.”

Motion 580

Sponsored by Neil Brown (PC—Calgary-Nose Hill), Motion 580 urges the government “to introduce amendments to the Labour Relations Code to include a provision which would make union membership or payment of union dues voluntary.”

Motion 588

Sponsored by Genia Leskiw (PC--Bonnyville–Cold Lake), Motion 588 urges the government “to consider introducing a policy whereby each new school would have a basic playground, funded in full by the Government, completed by the time the school is opened.”

Motion 597

Sponsored by Ken Allred (PC—St Albert), Motion 597 urges the government to “to solicit public opinion on the creation of a single public secular school board.”

Motion 604

Sponsored by Carl Benito (PC—Edmonton-Mill Woods), Motion 604 urges the government “to introduce amendments to the Employment Standards Code that would establish provisions for confidential reporting of workplace harassment incidents.”