AuthorRecksiedler, Greg
PositionLegislative Reports

4th Session of the 42nd Legislature

The Fourth Session of the 42nd Legislature resumed on March 1, 2022, and adjourned for the summer on June 1, 2022. It was a relatively busy session as seven (7) Government Bills received Royal Assent in March and an additional nineteen (19) Government Bills were introduced in time to meet the criteria for Specified Bill status, which resulted in them having the questions put and ultimately being passed and receiving Royal Assent before the House rose in June. Five Private Member Bills (two from the Government and three from the Official Opposition) passed during these sittings as well, and the following four non-Specified Government Bills passed with the consent of the Opposition:

Bill 35--The Commemoration of Days, Weeks and Months and Related Repeals and Amendments Act consolidates into one statute all current legislation proclaiming commemorative days, weeks and months. In addition, May 12 is to be commemorated as Manitoba Day.

Bill 37--The International Child Support and Family Maintenance (Hague Convention) Act implements the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance in Manitoba to facilitate the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance. This Bill also applies procedures under The Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act to applications made under the Convention.

Bill 41--The Child and Family Services Amendment Act amends The Child and Family Services Act to clarify certain sections and facilitate collaboration and information sharing between the persons and entities who administer the Act and the Indigenous governing bodies and Indigenous service providers who administer Indigenous laws respecting child and family services. Part VI. 1 is added and sets out new authority and rules respecting:

* the sharing of information contained in service-related records by the director, authorities, agencies, Indigenous governing bodies and Indigenous service providers;

* the disclosure of personal information and personal health information to Indigenous service providers by public bodies and trustees, when requested for the purpose of ensuring the safety, health or well-being of children;

* access by Indigenous service providers to provincial electronic information systems and the child abuse registry, including entering information in the information systems and reporting names for entry in the registry; and

* transferring...

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