1st Session, 62nd General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab
Minister of Justice
First Reading: December 6, 2013
Second Reading: December 9, 2013
Third Reading: December 12, 2013 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill expands the mandate of the next inquiry respecting the remuneration of members of the House of Assembly, adjusts the dates respecting it and repeals spent provisions of the House of Assembly Act.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 45 of Chapter 1 (1992 Supplement) of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the House of Assembly Act, is repealed.
(2) Subsection 45A(8) of Chapter 1 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:
(b) the inquiry and report must include a review of and recommendations respecting all allowances, reimbursements, allowable expenses or other payments to members of the House pursuant to the House of Assembly Management Commission Act, including eligibility therefor under the House of Assembly Act, and all retiring allowances payable to members of the House pursuant to the Members' Retiring Allowances Act;
(c) notwithstanding clause (b), the Speaker may determine the scope of the review required by clause (b);
(d) notwithstanding subsection (4), the time for the completion of the inquiry and delivery of the report set out in subsection (4) is March 31, 2014;
(e) the Speaker may extend the time set out in clause (d) for the completion of the inquiry and delivery of the report; and
(f) subsection (5) applies mutatis mutandis to the recommendations respecting the matters reviewed pursuant to clause (b).
3 This Act has effect on and after December 6, 2013.