Legislation in the 30th Legislative Assembly

1st Session

As new legislation is introduced, you'll be able to find consistent updates on it here!

Came Into Force (Passed)

An Act To Repeal The Carbon Tax ($)

This Act fully repeals the "Climate Leadership Act" as implemented by the NDP, with a specific focus on the carbon levy - however, this does not do anything to affect the implementation of the federal carbon levy. It also amends multiple other laws (i.e., the "Alberta Personal Income Tax Act", the "City Charters Fiscal Framework Act", etc.) in order to remove all references to the Climate Leadership Act and specifically the carbon levy.

Various Dates (June 4th, 2019)

Bill 1

Sponsor:

Jason Kenney

Third Reading (Passed)

An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business

Bill 2 - An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business makes amendments to the “Employment Standards Code” and the “Labour Relations Code”, focusing on changing regulations around how overtime and holidays are managed in the former and how trade unions receive certification to represent employees in the latter.

July 3rd, 2019

Bill 2

Sponsor:

Jason Copping

Third Reading

Job Creation Tax Cut (Alberta Corporate Tax Amendment) Act

This legislation's primary purpose is to lower the general corporate tax rate - that is, taxable income over $500,000 a year - from 12% to 8% over four years. The rate will drop to 11% on June 30th, 2019, and will decrease by one point on January 1st of 2020, 2021, and 2022. 

June 28th, 2019

Bill 3

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

Came Into Force

Red Tape Reduction Act

This Act gives the Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction the responsibility of reviewing regulations in Alberta and writing a report about the strategies and initiatives the government will take to eliminate unnecessary regulations. It also enables the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make, amend, or eliminate regulations based on the report's findings.

June 28th, 2019

Bill 4

Sponsor:

Grant Hunter

Came Into Force

Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2019 ($)

Appropriation Acts are how the government allocates their funds; essentially, they serve as the government's budget. There are several forms of these, which are differentiated by what kind of "supply" they are. A "Supplementary Supply" is introduced after the financial year is over to allocate additional funds to cover expenses that weren't accounted for during that financial year. This Act is for the financial year that ended on March 31st of 2019.

More details on the legislation, including what percentage of the budget is going to which ministries and what the actual numbers are, are in our more detailed description; click the "Learn More" button for that.

June 28th, 2019

Bill 5

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

Came Into Force

Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2019 ($)

Appropriation Acts are how the government allocates their funds; essentially, they serve as the government's budget. There are several forms of these, which are differentiated by what kind of "supply" they are. An "Interim Supply" Act is designed as the preliminary fees necessary for the government to keep functioning until the actual budget has been established by the Appropriation Act, which will come later in the year. This Act is for the financial year that started on April 1st, 2019 and will last until March 31st, 2020.

More details on the legislation, including what percentage of the budget is going to which ministries and what the actual numbers are, are in our more detailed description; click the "Learn More" button for that.

June 28th, 2019

Bill 6

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

Came Into Force

Municipal Government (Property Tax Incentives) Amendment Act, 2019

This Act amends a variety of matters related to the Municipal Government Act. This begins with further regulations surrounding how one municipality can annex land from another municipality. The big change in this legislation is the introduction of Section 364.2, which covers tax incentives for non-residential (read: commercial and industrial) property, deferrals of collections of taxes, and the rules governing how a municipality can do so.

June 28th, 2019

Bill 7

Sponsor:

Kaycee Madu

Third Reading (Passed)

Education Amendment Act, 2019

This legislation amends the previous Education Act, which will then be used to replace the existing School Act. It's important to note that this legislation is not amending the currently active educational legislation; it's amending the Education Act, which was created by the PCs but never proclaimed into law. Part of the intention of Bill 8 is to update the Education Act so that it can be proclaimed into law.

June 26th, 2019

Bill 8

Sponsor:

Adriana LaGrange

Came Into Force

Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act

This Act delays wage negotiations between the province of Alberta and various worker's unions until November 2019 at the earliest. This will affect employees who are members of the following unions: the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees; the Health Sciences Association of Alberta; the United Nurses of Alberta; the Bow Valley College Faculty Association; CUPE; the Keyano College Faculty Association; the SAIT Academic Faculty Association; the Alberta Teachers' Association; and the Faculty Association of the University of Calgary.

More details on the legislation, including which specific members of the unions are affected, is included in our more detailed description; click the "Learn More" button for that.

June 28th, 2019

Bill 9

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

Came Into Force (Passed)

Alberta Personal Income Tax Amendment Act, 2019

This Act amends Alberta's personal income tax laws. These changes are to reference federal legislation, such as including "split income" in the section on deductibles, as well as the "Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act".

Various Dates (June 28th, 2019)

Bill 10

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

Comes Into Force on Proclamation (Passed)

Fair Registration Practices Act

This legislation primarily focuses on the creation of the "Fair Registration Practices Code", including the Fair Registration Practices Office and the rules and regulations surrounding it. This includes the duty of regulatory bodies to provide information about themselves to people and the qualifications necessary to join. It also requires regulatory bodies to make timely decisions and to respond reasonably quickly. The Act also lays out the powers and duties of the Minister as well as details about compliance orders.

TBD (June 28th, 2019)

Bill 11

Sponsor:

Jason Copping

Third Reading (Passed)

Royalty Guarantee Act

This legislation prevents any "fundamental restructuring" of hydrocarbon royalties for ten years - in other words, there can be no royalty review for at least ten years after this Act comes into force. There's room for minor changes to "address significant changes in technology and world markets" among other things, but primarily this legislation locks in royalty rates for the next decade.

June 27th, 2019

Bill 12

Sponsor:

Sonya Savage

Third Reading (Passed)

Alberta Senate Election Act

This Act's purpose is to create the framework for Alberta to hold elections for Senate. It's important to note that this does not actually mean that Alberta's Senators will actually be elected; rather, the elections that will be held will return a list of nominees that we would submit to the federal government. However, the federal government gets to appoint members of the Senate, and they're under no constitutional obligation to listen to the results of these
elections. 

June 27th, 2019

Bill 13

Sponsor:

Doug Schweitzer

Comes Into Force on Proclamation (Passed)

Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation Act

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

TBD (October 30th, 2019)

Bill 14

Sponsor:

Rick Wilson

Came Into Force

Real Estate Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

October 30th, 2019

Bill 15

Sponsor:

Nate Glubish

Comes Into Force

Public Lands Modernization (Grazing Leases and Obsolete Provisions) Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

January 1st, 2020

Bill 16

Sponsor:

Jason Nixon

Comes Into Force on Proclamation (Passed)

Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare's Law) Act

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

TBD (October 30th, 2019)

Bill 17

Sponsor:

Rajan Sawhney

Came Into Force

Electricity Statutes (Capacity Market Termination) Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

October 30th, 2019

Bill 18

Sponsor:

Sonya Savage

Committee of the Whole (Passed)

Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Implementation Act, 2019 ($)

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 6th, 2019

Bill 19

Sponsor:

Jason Nixon

Committee of the Whole (Adjourned)

Fiscal Measures and Taxation Act, 2019 ($)

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 6th, 2019

Bill 20

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

Second Reading (Passed)

Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability Act, 2019 ($)

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 7th, 2019

Bill 21

Sponsor:

Travis Toews

First Reading (Passed)

Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 7th, 2019

Bill 23

Sponsor:

Doug Schweitzer

Appropriation Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

Bill 24

Sponsor:

Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

Bill 25

Sponsor:

Farm Freedom and Safety Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

Bill 26

Sponsor:

Trespass Statutes (Protecting Law-Abiding Property Owners) Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

Bill 27

Sponsor:

Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

Bill 28

Sponsor:

Municipal Government (Machinery and Equipment Tax Incentives) Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

Bill 29

Sponsor:

Coming Into Force (Passed)

Protection of Students with Life-threatening Allergies Act

This Act requires school boards to establish and maintain an anaphylaxis policy for their school involving mandatory training on dealing with life-threatening allergies for all staff and strategies to reduce exposure to potential allergens. It also mandates the creation of individual anaphylaxis plans for students, and requires that all schools have at least one epi-pen on hand at all times.

January 1st, 2020 (June 28th, 2019)

Bill 201

Sponsor:

Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk

Committee of the Whole (Adjourned)

Child, Youth and Family Enhancement (Protecting Alberta's Children) Amendment Act, 2019

This Act slightly amends the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act to say that a person who has reasonable and probably grounds to believe that a child is in need of intervention can also report the matter to a police officer, instead of just a director. It also increases the fine for failing to do so from up to $2,000 to up to $10,000.

June 24th, 2019

Bill 202

Sponsor:

Mike Ellis

First Reading (Defeated)

An Act to Protect Public Health Care

This Act focuses on the regulations surrounding private health care. This includes prohibiting a person from charging or collecting extra when a patient is provided an insured service, and also establishes that fee-based private health organizations are considered to have done that if they charge a patient a block billing fee, the service is covered by insurance and performed by a doctor who's made an agreement with the facility, and the service was either provided on a date covered by the block billing date, or it was charged as a condition of provision of the service.

June 27th, 2019

Bill 203

Sponsor:

Richard Feehan

Committee Reported to Assembly

Election Recall Act

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 6th, 2019

Bill 204

Sponsor:

Mark Smith

Referred to Committee

Human Tissue and Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 6th, 2019

Bill 205

Sponsor:

Matt Jones

Referred to Committee

Workers' Compensation (Enforcement of Decisions) Amendment Act, 2019

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 7th, 2019

Bill 206

Sponsor:

Roger Reid

First Reading (Passed)

Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act

More detailed descriptions of this legislation will be coming soon, be sure to check back later!

November 7th, 2019

Bill 207

Sponsor:

Dan Williams

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