Legislative Updates

4th Session of the 41st Legislature

New Bills

Government Bills:

Private Member’s Bills:

Check the Bill Status daily to follow the legislative process.

Proclamations

The Government has proclaimed the following Act:

The Government Notices Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 28), part 1 effective April 1, 2019.

Part 1 of this Act amends The Queen’s Printer Act to establish the deputy minister of the department that administers the Act as the Queen’s Printer and to require the Queen’s Printer to make The Manitoba Gazette, an official government publication, available to the public online at no cost.

Part 2 of this Act amends provisions in 24 statutes that relate to the government’s publication of official notices. These amendments remove references to printed “issues” of The Manitoba Gazette so that it may be published online. Several requirements to publish a notice or document in a newspaper are replaced with the requirement or option of publishing it in The Manitoba Gazette.

Legislative Updates

The 4th Session of the 41st Legislature resumed on March 6, 2019.

New Bills

Government Bills:

Private Members’ Bills:

Check the Bill Status daily to follow the legislative process.

Orders in Council, February 2019

Legislation Update – New Bills

Fourth Session, 41st Legislature

Government Bills

Private Members’ Bills:

To follow the legislative process, be sure to check Bill Status daily. 

A note of interest: All of this week’s private members’ bills were introduced by the Honourable Stephen Fletcher (I). 

Manitoba Legislation Updates

With the beginning of the Fourth session of the 41st Legislature on November 20th, comes a slate of new bills. 

Government bills: 

Private Members’ Bills:

You may have noticed there are some missing numbers in the bills. I can’t say for certain, but I believe those numbers have been reserved for bills that are in the midst of being finalized. Watch for Bills 5, 6, 203 and 206 to appear later in the session. 

Legislative Updates: New Proclamations & New Bills

New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

1. The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Amendment Act (Prohibiting Cannabis Consumption in Outdoor Public Places) (whole Act)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 17, 2018, as the day on which The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Amendment Act (Prohibiting Cannabis Consumption in Outdoor Public Places) (S.M. 2018, c. 18) comes into force.

This Act amends The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act to prohibit the smoking or vaping of cannabis in outdoor public places and other places specified by regulation. Prohibitions relating to cannabis apply to areas under federal jurisdiction.

The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act is renamed to reflect the broader regulation of smoking and vaping. Consequential amendments are made to three Acts because of the title change.

2. The Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis Act (Liquor and Gaming Control Act and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act Amended)(section 2, clauses 3(1)(b) and (c), subsection 3(2), sections 4 to 21 and Parts 2 and 3)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 17, 2018, as the day on which section 2, clauses 3(1)(b) and (c), subsection 3(2), sections 4 to 21 and Parts 2 and 3 of The Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis Act (Liquor and Gaming Control Act and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 9) come into force.

This Act amends The Liquor and Gaming Control Act and The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act to authorize and regulate the retail sale of cannabis in Manitoba when such sales are permitted by the federal government.

New Bills

The Government of Manitoba recently introduced the following bills:

Third Session, Forty-First Legislature

Bill 35: The Crown Lands Amendment Act (Improved Management of Community Pastures and Agricultural Crown Lands)

This Bill amends The Crown Lands Act.

Currently, fees or rent for leases and permits for agricultural Crown lands may be determined by public tender. This Bill enables regulations that provide for public auctions to also be used.

The Bill enables Cabinet to designate certain lands as community pastures and to regulate their use. The purpose of community pastures is to support haying and grazing on rangelands in a manner that conserves the lands’ ecological integrity and biodiversity. Once designated, community pastures must be managed in accordance with this purpose.

Bill 36: The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Impaired Driving Offences)

On December 18, 2018, The Highway Traffic Act will be amended by The Impaired Driving Offences Act (Various Acts Amended) to reflect changes to the driving-related provisions of the Criminal Code. This Bill corrects a legislative gap created by those amendments.