Legislative Update – New Bills

2nd Session, 42nd Legislature

New Bills: Government Bills

Bill 13: The Crown Land Dispositions Act (Various Acts Amended) – establishes uniform rules respecting authorizations required to sell or lease Crown lands.

Bill 15: The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Amendment Act – allows holders of a specific type of liquor service licence to sell beer, cider, wine and coolers to customers who order food for delivery or takeout.

Bill 18: The Summary Budgeting Act (Various Acts Amended and Public Sector Executive Compensation Act Enacted) – amendments to various acts to improve the development and implementation of the government’s summary budget.

Bill 20: The Drivers and Vehicles Amendment Act – allows the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to impose an administrative penalty on a driver training school or driving instructor.

Private Bills

Bill 204: The Public Schools Amendment Act (Teaching Experience of Principals) – adds requirement that a principal must have a minimum of two years of teaching experience, unless at a school with fewer than three teachers.

Bill 205: The Restricting Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Act (Various Acts Amended) – amends The Employment Standards Code to establish a separate overtime regime for nurses by January 1, 2022.

Bill 206: The Louis Riel Act – bestows the honorary title of “First Premier of Manitoba” on Louis Riel.

Bill 207: The Election Financing Amendment and the Elections Amendment Act – any changes to these two acts must be approved by at lease two-thirds of the legislature.

Proclamations

S.M. 2019, c. 12: The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act (Cannabis Possession Restrictions) (whole Act) – comes into force January 1, 2020.

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Manitoba Legislative Update

2nd Session, 42nd Legislature

New Bills

Government Bills

Bill 2 The Retail Business Hours Of Operation Act – Currently, retail business hours and days of operation are subject to provincial legislation. This Bill gives local governments authority over these matters.

Bill 3 The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act – This Bill amends The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act to make it a term of the agreement that the operator of a cannabis store must pay to the government a social responsibility fee. The fee is 6% of the operator’s annual cannabis sales revenue or the amount set by regulation.

Bill 4 The Manitoba Hydro Amendment Act – This Bill amends The Manitoba Hydro Act to increase the borrowing authority granted to Manitoba Hydro. Currently, Manitoba Hydro may borrow up to $500 million for temporary purposes. This amendment authorizes borrowing up to $1.5 billion for those purposes.

Bill 5 The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act – This Bill amends the Act to prohibit cannabis consumption in public places, unless the consumption is permitted by regulation or under The Smoking and Vapour Products Control Act.

Bill 6 The Planning Amendment Act – This Bill amends The Planning Act to provide that the council of the City of Brandon is the approving authority for the subdivision of land in Brandon.

Bill 7 The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act (Leave for Victims of Interpersonal Violence) – Currently, an employee who is a victim of domestic violence may take a leave from work under The Employment Standards Code. This Bill expands leave eligibility to an employee who is a victim of sexual violence or stalking.

Private Bills

Bill 200 The Legislative Assembly Amendment and Legislative Assembly Management Commission Amendment Act – This Bill amends these Acts to change the definition “recognized opposition party” and the definition “other opposition party” 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.

Bill 201 The Vital Statistics Amendment Act – This Bill amends The Vital Statistics Act to provide that the birth certificate and other official documents of a person who has changed their sex designation may contain no sex designation or may use an “X”.

Proclamations

SM 2019, c. 16 The Courts Modernization Act – “With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name January 1, 2020, as the day on which sections 7, 8, 12, 16, 17, 20 to 23 and 25 of The Courts Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2019, c. 16) come into force.”

Legislative Update: New Proclamations

The Government has proclaimed the following Act(s):

The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which sections 52, 67 to 69, 71 to 73 and 75, subsections 76(1), 79(1) and (2), and sections 82, 83, 85 and 86 of The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6) come into force.

The Boards, Committees, Councils and Commissions Streamlining Act (Various Acts Amended or Repealed) (S.M. 2018, c. 8)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which sections 3, 5 and 6 of The Boards, Committees, Councils and Commissions Streamlining Act (Various Acts Amended or Repealed) (S.M. 2018, c. 8) come into force.

The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning) (S.M. 2018, c. 14)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name November 1, 2019, as the day on which section 20 insofar as it enacts the definition “large-scale livestock operation” in section 118.1, clauses 118.2(1)(b) and (2)(b), subclause 118.4(1)(b)(ii) and clause 118.5(b) of The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning) (S.M. 2018, c. 14) comes into force.

The Government Notices Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 28)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which sections 6, 11, 15 to 17, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26 and 28 of The Government Notices Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 28) come into force.

The Crown Lands Amendment Act (Improved Management of Community Pastures and Agricultural Crown Lands) (S.M. 2018, c. 35)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which The Crown Lands Amendment Act (Improved Management of Community Pastures and Agricultural Crown Lands) (S.M. 2018, c. 35), except section 3, comes into force.