Legislative Update

Third Session, Forty-Second Legislature

Government Bills

Second Reading

Bill 4 The Retail Business Hours of Operation Act (Various Acts Amended or Repealed)

Bill 7 The Planning Amendment Act

Bill 9 The Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act

In Committee

Bill 42 The Remote Witnessing and Commissioning Act (Various Acts Amended)

Private Bills

First Reading

Bill 213 The Reporting of Supports for Child Survivors of Sexual Assault Act (Trained Health Professionals and Evidence Collection Kits) – This Bill requires the minister to report annually, by health authority, on the number of health professionals with special training to examine children who have been sexually assaulted and on sexual assault evidence kit inventory.

Bill 214 The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Amendment Act – In addition to screening for hearing loss, parents and guardians are offered the opportunity to have their infants tested for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.

Bill 217 The Legislative Assembly Amendment and Legislative Assembly Management Commission Amendment Act – amends The Legislative Assembly Act and The Legislative Assembly Management Commission Act. The definitions “recognized opposition party” and “other opposition party” are changed to include political parties that are represented in the Assembly by two or more members, provided that the party’s candidates received at least 10% of the votes cast in the last general election. Such a party and its members are not immediately entitled to any additional funding, salaries or allowances.

In Committee

Bill 211 The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act (Unpaid Leave for Reservists)

Defeated

Bill 200 The Scrap Metal Sales Accountability Act

Bill 203 The Manitoba Hydro Amendment Act (Referendum Before Privatization of Subsidiary)

See here for the status of all current bills.

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