The administrator, Chief Justice Robert Richards, gave royal assent to four public bills
including an appropriation bill to defray the expenses of the public service.
Private Members Public Bills
are Bills put forward by those legislators who are not Cabinet Ministers.
The committees gave clause-by-clause consideration to 124 public bills
. Among these, the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 157, An Act to constitute the Societe quebecoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions, required the most sittings--a total of 32--and over 137 hours of work.
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
. Of particular note are the following:
During the spring sitting the Assembly passed 21 Government Bills, two Private Members' Public Bills
, and one Private Bill.
Close to 100 public meetings were devoted to public bills
in the standing committees, namely 15 sittings to hear groups and individuals within the framework of special consultations and approximately 80 sittings to give clause-by-clause consideration to legislative proposals.
The Senate continues its study of Senate Public Bills
while it awaits the arrival of government legislation.
All of these consultations concerned public bills
and dealt with matters such as the improvement of the regulation of tourist accommodation, supplemental pension plans and university-sector defined benefit pension plans.
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.