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Wildrose MLA for Livingstone Macleod Pat Stier Shares Status of Bills in the Legislature

 

Bill 4 – An Act to Implement Various Tax Measures and to Enact the Fiscal Planning and Transparency Act (Passed 3rd Reading on Division December 7, 2015) Awaiting Royal Assent

Bill 5 – Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (Passed 3rd Reading December 3, 2015) Awaiting Royal Assent

Bill 6 – Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act (Passed 3rd Reading on Division December 10, 2015) Awaiting Royal Assent

Bill 7 – Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, 2015 (Passed 3rd Reading December 7, 2015) Awaiting Royal Assent

Bill 8 – Public Education Collective Bargaining Act (Passed 3rd Reading on Division December 8, 2015) Awaiting Royal Assent

Bill 9 — Appropriation Act, 2015 (Received Royal Assent November 27, 2015) Comes into Force November 27, 2015

Bill 201 — Assuring Alberta’s Fiscal Future Act (Defeated on Division October 26, 2015)

Bill 202 – Alberta Local Food Act (3rd Reading Debate Adjourned December 7, 2015) If Premier prorogues house this Bill will die.

Bill 203 – Election (Restrictions on Government Advertising) (Referred to Ethics and Accountability Committee November 16, 2015) If Premier prorogues house this Bill will die.

Bill 204 — Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) (Passed 3rd Reading on Division December 7, 2015) Awaiting Royal Assent

Bill 205 — Persons with Developmental Disabilities Services (Public Consultation) Amendment Act (2nd Reading Debate Adjourned November 23, 2015) If Premier prorogues house this Bill will die.

Bill 206 – Recall Act (Passed 1st Reading November 26, 2015) If Premier prorogues house this Bill will die.

To keep track of Bills in the House you can visit this page: http://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=bills_home

How are Alberta’s laws passed?

Acts are passed by members of the legislative assembly (MLAs). They are introduced as bills, and debated in the Legislature before being put to a vote. If the assembly passes a bill, it receives royal assent from the Lieutenant Governor, at which point it becomes law.

For further information on this process, see the Citizen’s Guide to the Alberta Legislature. For information on Alberta’s published statutes and regulations, see A User’s Guide to Legislation.

Many acts provide for law to be made by regulation. Regulations are made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (the Lieutenant Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet), by Ministers, or by boards or other entities, as authorized by the relevant act.

(Source: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General)

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