Summary Status Table - as of November 9

The Fall Sitting of the 1st Session of the 61st General Assembly of the Nova Scotia legislature began on Friday, September 17 and adjourned on Thursday, November 5. In total, 33 government bills, 30 private member's bills, and two local bills were introduced in the Fall Sitting. Following is the status of all legislation introduced during the Fall Sitting as of November 9.

Status of Government Bills

  • Bill No. 1 Motor Vehicle Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 2 Motor Vehicle Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 4 Engineering Profession Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 5 Halifax Regional Municipality Charter Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act has effect on and after January 13, 2009.
  • Bill No. 6 HRM by Design, An Act to Implement (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act has effect on and after January 13, 2009.
  • Bill No. 7 Trade Union Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 9 Assessment Act (amended) and Municipal Grants Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 10 Personal Property Security Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 14 Judicature Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 15 Beneficiaries Designation Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act has effect on and after February 17, 2009.
  • Bill No. 16 Motor Vehicle Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 
  • Bill No. 17 Agricultural Marshland Conservation Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 20 Internal Trade Agreement Implementation Act (amended) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 24 Pipeline  Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 25 Motor Vehicle  Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 
  • Bill No. 27 Occupational Health and Safety Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 28 Education Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 
  • Bill No. 29 Financial Measures (2009) Act - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. Sections 11, 13, 14, and 16 to 22 have effect on and after January 1, 2009.  Sections 27, 28, and 29  have effect on and after April 1, 2009.  Section 10 has effect on and after June 1, 2009.  Section 31 has effect on and after June 23, 2009.  Section 30 has effect on and after July 5, 2009.  Section 9 has effect on and after September 15, 2009.  Sections 24, 25, 26, 32, 33 and 34 have effect on and after November 1, 2009.  Sections 2 and 3 have effect on and after December 1, 2009.  Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 23 have effect on and after January 1, 2010.  Section 35 has effect on and after June 30, 2010.  The remainder of this Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 30 Public Trustee Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 34 Emergency Management Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 
  • Bill No. 38 Condominium Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 39 Uranium Exploration and Mining Prohibition Act - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 
  • Bill No. 40 Labour Standards Code (amended) - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 
  • Bill No. 42 Appropriations Act, 2009 - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2009.
  • Bill No. 44 Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009.  Sections 1 to 4 have effect on and after January 1, 2010.  Section 5 has effect on and after October 20, 2009.
  • Bill No. 47 Dieticians Act - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 48 Pension Benefits Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 49 Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation Act - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 50 Wilderness Areas Protection Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 52 Emergency Department Accountability Act - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 54 Executive Council Act (amended) and Public Service Act (amended) - Received Royal Assent November 5, 2009. This Act will come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
  • Bill No. 59 Security and Investigative Services Act - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 64 Personal Health Information Act - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.


Status of Private Member's Bills

  • Bill No. 3 Health Act (amended) – Hon. Stephen McNeil (Annapolis) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 8 Provincial Finance Act (amended) – Leo Glavine (Kings West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 11 Provincial Finance Act (amended) – Leo Glavine (Kings West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 12 Elections Act (amended) – Chuck Porter (Hants West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 13 Sales Tax Act (amended) – Harold Theriault Jr. (Digby-Annapolis) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 18 Diabetic Persons Support Act – Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 19 Life-threatening Illness Student Support Act – Kelly Regan (Bedford-Birch Cove) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House. 
  • Bill No. 21 Motor Vehicle Act (amended) – Andrew Younger (Dartmouth East) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 22 Motor Vehicle Act (amended) – Chuck Porter (Hants West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 23 Employment Support and Income Assistance Act (amended) – Chuck Porter (Hants West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 26 Advisory Council on Mental Health Act – Diana Whalen – (Halifax Clayton Park) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 31 Uranium Mining Prohibition Act – Chuck Porter (Hants West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 32 Education Act (amended) – Kelly Regan (Bedford-Birch Cove) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 33 Public Service Act (amended) – Alfie MacLeod (Cape Breton West) - Passed 1st reading; debate was adjourned on 2nd reading.
  • Bill No. 35 Elections Act (amended) – Hon. Murray K. Scott  (Cumberland South) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 36 Public Service Act (amended) – Hon. Stephen McNeil (Annapolis) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 37 Maintenance and Custody Act (amended) – Hon. Karen Casey (Colchester North) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 41 Multi-Year Funding Act – Hon. Manning MacDonald (Cape Breton South) - Passed 1st reading; debate was adjourned on 2nd reading.
  • Bill No. 46 Employment Support and Income Assistance Act (amended) – Hon. Stephen McNeil (Annapolis) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 51 Sydney Casino Profits Distribution Act – H. David Wilson (Glace Bay) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 53 Electricity Act (amended) – Andrew Younger (Dartmouth East) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 55 The Green Energy Promotion Act – Andrew Younger (Dartmouth East) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 56 Public Utilities Act (amended) – Andrew Younger (Dartmouth East) - Passed 1st reading; debate was adjourned on 2nd reading.
  • Bill No. 57 Income Tax Act (amended) – Harold Theriault Jr. (Digby-Annapolis) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 58 Daycare Act (amended) – Hon. Manning MacDonald (Cape Breton South) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 60 The Liquor Control Act (amended) – Leo Glavine (Kings West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 61 Workers' Compensation Act (amended) – Leo Glavine (Kings West) Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 62 Correctional Services Act (amended) and Police Act (amended) – Hon. Michel Samson (Richmond) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 63 Elections Act (amended) – Hon. Stephen McNeil (Annapolis) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 65 Donkin Coal Mine Act – Alfie MacLeod (Cape Breton West) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.


Status of Local Bills

  • Bill No. 43 Tidal View Manor in the Town of Yarmouth from Taxation, An Act to Amend Chapter 94 of the Acts of 1971, An Act to Exempt – Hon. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth) - Passed 1st reading; is awaiting debate in principle by the House.
  • Bill No. 45 Canning Library and Heritage Centre Association, An Act to Enable the Village of Canning to Transfer Certain Lands to the – Jim Morton (Kings North) - Received Royal Assent and came into force November 5, 2009. 


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