BILL NO. 69
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
House of Assembly Act
The Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse
First Reading: November 9, 2016
An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the House of Assembly Act
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 1 (1992 Supplement) of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the House of Assembly Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 32A the following Sections:
(2) A petition filed or presented under subsection (1) must forthwith be transmitted to the Executive Council Office and a member of the Executive Council shall respond to the petition within forty-five days of the petition being filed or presented.
(4) Where a petition remains without a response at the expiration of the forty-five day period, the matter of the failure to respond is deemed to be referred to the Standing Committee on Assembly Matters or such other committee of the House as the House may determine.
(2) An electronic petition must be submitted to the Clerk before being published on the website of the House and may not be published unless the Clerk has reviewed it and approved it as to form and content.
(5) An electronic petition may not be filed with the Clerk or presented in the House unless the Clerk has certified that the electronic petition contains at least five hundred distinct electronic signatures.
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