Bills and Motions 2015

GOVERNMENT BILLS
Bill 1
An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta

Sponsored by Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley, Bill 1 bans corporate and union donations to political parties, constituency associations, candidates and leadership contestants.

First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
June 15, 2015 June 16, 2015 June 22, 2015, with amendments June 22, 2015 June 29, 2015 June 15, 2015
Bill 2
An Act to Restore Fairness to Public Revenue
Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci, Bill 2 increases the corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent effective July 1, 2015, and creates a progressive personal income tax rate structure for higher-income earners effective October 1, 2015.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
June 18, 2015 June 23, 2015 June 24, 2015 June 24, 2015 June 29, 2015 January 1, 2015, with exceptions
Bill 3
Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2015 (No. 2)
Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci, Bill 3 authorizes interim payments from the General Revenue Fund from July 1 to November 30, 2015, including $2.7 billion for Alberta Education. The bill also provides $45 million of the additional $103 million in education funding announced by government in May 2015.
First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
June 17, 2015 June 18, 2015 June 22, 2015 June 23, 2015 June 29, 2015 June 29, 2015
Bill 5
Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act
Sponsored by Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley, Bill 5 enables, but does not require, school boards to disclose the names of and remuneration, benefits and severance provided to employees, including teachers, whose total compensation and severance exceeds $125,000 in the 2015 calendar year.
First reading:   Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 5, 2015  November 26, 2015 December 2, 2015, with amendments December 3, 2015 December 11, 2015 December 11, 2015
Bill 7
Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, 2015
Sponsored by Minister of Justice and Solicitor Kathleen Ganley, Bill 7 adds gender identity and gender expression to the Alberta Human Rights Act as expressly prohibited grounds of discrimination.
First reading: Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:   Royal assent:   In force: 
November 19, 2015 December 1, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 11, 2015 December 11, 2015
Bill 8
Public Education Collective Bargaining Act
Sponsored by Minister of Education David Eggen, Bill 8 establishes a provincewide, two-table collective bargaining model for teachers.
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 26, 2015 December 1, 2015 December 8, 2015, with amendments December 8, 2015 December 11, 2015 January 1, 2016
Bill 9
Appropriation Act, 2015
Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci, Bill 9 authorizes payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2015/16, including $5.6 billion for Alberta Education.
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 25, 2015  November 25, 2015  November 26, 2015  November 26, 2015  November 27, 2015  November 27, 2015 
MOTIONS OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT MOTIONS
Motion 503

Sponsored by Thomas Dang (ND—Edmonton-South West), Motion 503 urges government “to consult with school boards and youth to encourage senior high school student participation on boards with a view to increasing dialogue, increasing student engagement in board policy and planning, and educating students about democratic governance.”
Agreed to November 2, 2015

Motion 510 

Sponsored by David Swann (AL—Calgary-Mountain View), Motion 510 urges government “to implement a system whereby all parents and legal guardians who opt not to vaccinate their preschool and school-aged children against vaccine-preventable diseases will be advised of the risks and potential consequences of doing so and will be required to sign a waiver confirming that they understand and accept the risks and potential consequences of their decision.” 

Motion 511

Sponsored by Greg Clark (AP—Calgary-Elbow), Motion 511 urges government “to require all public, separate, private, and charter school boards to implement Bill 10, An Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights to Protect our Children, as passed by the Assembly on March 10, 2015, by adopting a detailed policy on or before March 31, 2016, containing clear guidelines for staff, students, and boards to address the specific challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and plus (LGBTQ+) students, and if a board’s policy does not meet the legislated requirements as determined by the Minister of Education, the Minister shall impose an appropriate policy on that board.”