Bills and Motions 2016

GOVERNMENT BILLS
Bill 28
Public Health Amendment Act, 2016
 
Sponsored by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, this bill proposes amendments to the Public Health Act that would facilitate the collection of student enrolment information to help identify students with incomplete immunization records in order to contact their parents to request immunization records, educate them on the benefits of immunization and to explain policy requiring unimmunized students to stay home in the event of an outbreak. 
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 7, 2016  November 9, 2016  November 10, 2016  November 22, 2016  December 9, 2016  December 9, 2016 
Bill 29
Vital Statistics and Life Events Modernization Act.
 
Introduced by Minister of Service Alberta Stephanie McLean, the bill proposes a number of changes related to government registries and services that amongst other things includes changes: to clarify that parents may choose any last name for their child; to allow for a third marker on vital records for those who do not identify as male or female; and remove the requirement of sex-reassignment surgery for a change of sex on birth records. 
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 8, 2016  November 9, 2016  November 10, 2016  November 23, 2016  December 9, 2016  
Bill 209
Active Schools Week Act 

Sponsored by David Shepherd, Bill 209, mandates that the first full week in October be named active schools week and that all Alberta schools have participatory events or activities that encourage students to walk, bike, or use other active means to get to school.              

First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 28, 2016           
Bill 2
Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2016

Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci, Bill 2 authorizes interim payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2016/17, including $1 billion for Alberta Education, until the budget estimates are approved.

First reading: Second reading: Committee of whole: Third reading: Royal assent: In force:
March 10, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 16, 2016 March 17, 2016 March 23, 2016 March 23, 2016
Bill 3
Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2016 
Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci, Bill 3 authorizes supplementary payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2015/16, including $33.8 million for Alberta Education to address increased student enrolment for public and separate schools, private schools and early childhood service operators.
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
March 14, 2016  March 15, 2016  March 16, 2016 March 17, 2016 March 23, 2016 March 23, 2016 
Bill 4
An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services 
Sponsored by Minister of Labour Christina Gray, Bill 4 amends the Labour Relations Code and the Public Service Employee Relations Act to reflect rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta that found Alberta’s public-sector strike prohibitions interfere with collective bargaining.
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
March 15, 2016  April 5, 2016 April 7, 2016, with amendments April 7, 2016 May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016, with exceptions
Bill 17
Appropriation Act, 2016
Sponsored by President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci, Bill 17 authorizes payments from the General Revenue Fund in 2016/17, including $6.2 billion for Alberta Education.
First reading:  Second reading: Committee of whole:  Third reading: Royal assent:  In force: 
May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 24, 2016 May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016
PRIVATE MEMBERS’ PUBLIC BILLS 
Bill 208
Occupational Health and Safety (Protection from Workplace Harassment) Amendment Act, 2016
 
Sponsored by Craig Coolahan (ND—Calgary-Klein) the bill would require every Alberta employer to establish a workplace harassment policy and to investigate all harassment complaints. Employees would also be able to appeal the outcomes of complaint resolution processes to a government occupational health and safety officer who would have the ability to order employers to take corrective actions. 
First reading:  Second reading:  Committee of whole:  Third reading:  Royal assent:  In force: 
November 9, 2016           
MOTIONS OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT MOTIONS
Motion 504

Sponsored by Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver, Motion 504 urges government “to affirm its commitment to allowing parents the choice of educational delivery for their children, including home, charter, private, francophone, separate, or public education programs.”

Agreed to on division May 2, 2016

Motion 507 

Sponsored by Thomas Dang (ND—Edmonton-South West), Motion 507 urges government “to take steps to increase awareness in Alberta’s schools of the effects of cyberbullying.” 

Agreed to unanimously October 31, 2016