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public bill

proposed legislation which is intended to become an ACT OF PARLIAMENT of general application. It maybe put forward by the government or by a Member of Parliament, in which case it is called a private member's bill but remains public and general and should no be confused with a PRIVATE BILL.
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Private Members Public Bills are Bills put forward by those legislators who are not Cabinet Ministers.
Over the same period, four private bills and 11 public bills were examined, including Bill 137, whose consideration had not been completed, after more than 26 hours, when the Assembly adjourned for the summer on June 16, 2017.
From October to December 2016, the Assembly passed 12 Government bills, two private bills and one private Member's public bill.
Seventeen public bills and four private bills were examined in committee.
The Senate gave first reading to a raft of Senate Public bills and debate on most of these bills is ongoing.
The Senate reconvened after the winter adjournment on January 27 and during the late winter period of sittings, 10 government bills, three Senate Public Bills and one Commons Public bill received Royal Assent.
During this period, 36 government bills, four private members' public bills and one private bill were introduced.
There were also five Commons Public Bills adopted by the Senate and two Senate Public Bills.
During the late spring session, the Senate was busy examining legislation with the passage of 13 government bills (two of which were introduced in the Senate), four Commons Public Bills and two Senate Public Bills.
During the sitting 11 public bills and two private bills were introduced and received Royal Assent.
The motion affected both government bills (five) and private member's public bills (three) whose proposed measures include: a ban on the sale of tanning services to minors; consumer protection with respect to wireless contracts; the promotion of local food products; an amendment to the Regulated Health Professions Act respecting an exception for health professionals to treat a spouse; and carbon monoxide safety.
The Speaker acknowledged that on many occasions Private Members' Public Bills had proceeded from Committee of the Whole to Third Reading in the same day.