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Update from the Legislature - July 2

July 2, 2020

Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan announced

On Monday, Premier Kenney and President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Toews announced Alberta’s economic recovery plan, with the stated goals of creating jobs, building infrastructure, and diversifying the economy. The plan includes a one-time increase in funding for capital spending in 2020-21, including up to $500 million in further funding for municipalities, and $612 million for a series of large-scale infrastructure projects.

AUMA looks forward to receiving further information and details on the programs and will update members once received. You can read the entire plan here.

This week in the Legislature

The legislature is in recess this week and will resume sitting on Monday, July 6. The government has introduced 29 bills and given leave to introduce two more. A status report is provided below.

Over the last week, AUMA’s Advocacy team has paid particular attention to Bill 29, the Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, and is seeking changes to the bill to have it better align with AUMA principles. The bill is scheduled for debate at Second Reading on July 7.

Spring 2020 Legislation Status 

Leave to Introduce a Bill 

Bill 30 - Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (Shandro)

Bill 31 - Environmental Protection Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (Nixon)

 

Second Reading 

Bill 21 - Provincial Administrative Penalties Act (Schweitzer)  

Bill 25 - Protecting Alberta Industry From Theft Act, 2020 (Schweitzer) 

Bill 26 - Constitutional Referendum Amendment Act, 2020 (Schweitzer) 

Bill 27 - Alberta Senate Election Amendment Act, 2020 (Schweitzer) 

Bill 28 - Vital Statistics (Protecting Albertans from Convicted Sex Offenders) Amendment Act, 2020 (Glubish) 

Bill 29 - Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, 2020 (Madu) 

 

Committee 

Bill 22 - Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020 (Hunter) 

Bill 23 - Commercial Tenancies Protection Act (Fir) 

 

Third Reading  

 N/A

 

Awaiting Royal Assent 

N/A

 

Received Royal Assent 

Bill 1- Critical Infrastructure Defence Act (Kenney) 

Bill 2- Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Amendment Act, 2020 (Hunter) 

Bill 3- Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Amendment Act, 2020 (Glubish)

Bill 4- Fiscal Planning and Transparency (Fixed Budget Period) Amendment Act, 2020 (Toews) 

Bill 5- Fiscal Measures and Taxation Act, 2020 (Toews) 

Bill 6- Appropriation Act, 2020 ($) (Toews)

Bill 7- Responsible Energy Development Amendment Act, 2020 (Savage) 

Bill 8- Protecting Survivors of Human Trafficking Act (Schweitzer) 

Bill 10- Public Health (Emergency Powers) Amendment Act, 2020 (Shandro)       

Bill 11- Tenancies Statutes (Emergency Provisions) Amendment Act, 2020 (Glubish) 

Bill 12 - Liabilities Management Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (Savage) 

Bill 13 - Emergency Management Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 2) (Madu) 

Bill 14 - Utility Payment Deferral Program Act (Nally)

Bill 15 - Choice in Education Act, 2020 (LaGrange)

Bill 16 - Victims of Crime (Strengthening Public Safety) Amendment Act, 2020 (Schweitzer) 

Bill 17 - Mental Health Amendment Act, 2020 (Shandro) 

Bill 18 - Corrections (Alberta Parole Board) Amendment Act, 2020 (Schweitzer) 

Bill 19 - Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Amendment Act, 2020 (Shandro) 

Bill 20 - Real Estate Amendment Act, 2020 (Glubish) 

Bill 24 - COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (Shandro)