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Committees

This week in committees

Legislative committees allow for detailed examination of matters in a way that would not be possible in the larger House of Assembly. They are composed of Members of the Legislative Assembly from all parties, who are appointed by the House to examine and report on specific areas. Members of the public may observe the proceedings during public meetings. There are three kinds of legislative committees:

Standing Committees

Permanent committees established under the Rules and Forms of Procedure of the House of Assembly. They may study matters within specific areas of responsibility as outlined in the Rules, or matters referred to them by the House. They may also undertake studies on their own initiative.

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Committees of the Whole House

These include all MLAs and they meet in the legislative chamber. If the House recesses to sit as one of these committees, the Mace is placed under the table, the Speaker leaves the chamber, and the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole, the Deputy Speaker, takes his place at the head of the table. The Rules of the House apply, but there is no limit on the number of times a member may speak.

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Select or Special Committees

These ad hoc committees are created by an order or resolution of the House of Assembly to investigate a particular issue. In Nova Scotia, there is no difference between a select and a special committee.

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This week in committees

September 24, 2018 - 3:00pm

Red Chamber
2nd Floor, Province House
1726 Hollis Street Halifax, N.S.
 
At that meeting, the following bills will be considered:
Bill No. 27 - Animal Protection Act
Bill No. 29 - Labour Standards Code (amended)
Bill No. 32 - Body Armour Control Act (with presentation)
Bill No. 38 - Residential Tenancies Act (amended) (with representation)
Bill No. 39 - Cemetery and Funeral Services Act (amended) and Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act (amended) (with presentation)
Bill No. 42 - Vital Statistics Act (amended) (no presentation)
Bill No. 44 - Change of Name Act (amended) (no presentation)
Bill No. 45 - Senior Citizens' Property Tax Rebate Act (no presentation)
Bill No. 48 - Service Nova Scotia, An Act to Amend Various Statutes (no presentation)

September 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Committee Room
One Government Place
Granville Level
1700 Granville Street
Halifax
Witnesses / Agenda:

Agency, Board and Commission Appointments

September 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Legislative Chamber
Province House
1726 Hollis Street
Halifax
 
Witness/Agenda:
Committee Business

September 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Committee Room
One Government Place
Granville Level
1700 Granville Street
Halifax

Witnesses / Agenda:
Agency, Board and Commission Appointments