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The Legislative Assembly Amendment Act

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S.M. 1994, c. 9

The Legislative Assembly Amendment Act

(Assented to July 5, 1994)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. L110 amended

1           The Legislative Assembly Act is amended by this Act.

2           Subsection 52.22(5), as enacted by S.M. 1993, c. 53, is amended

(a) in the section heading, by striking out "1993-94" and substituting "1994-95"; and

(b) in the subsection, by striking out "April 1, 1993 and ending on March 31, 1994" and substituting "April 1, l994 and ending on March 31, 1995".

3           Section 52.23, as enacted by section 5 of S.M. 1993, c. 53,  is repealed and the following is substituted:

Definition

52.23(1)    In this section, "recognized political party" means a party having four or more members in the Assembly.

Special supplies and assistance to caucuses

52.23(2)    There is to be paid in each fiscal year to the caucus of each recognized political party, or to a person that the caucus may designate, an allowance for special supplies and assistance to that caucus at the rate of $1,973. for each member of that caucus.

Special supplies and assistance to members

52.23(3)    There is to be paid in each fiscal year to each member who does not belong to the caucus of a recognized political party an allowance for special supplies and assistance at the rate of $1,973.

Cost of living increase

52.23(4)    For the purpose of any fiscal year beginning after March 31, 1995, the amount payable under this section shall be increased by the amount, rounded up to the nearest dollar, obtained by multiplying the amount of the payment by the percentage increase in the consumer price index for Canada between December 31 in the second fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the payment is paid and December 31 in the fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the payment is made.

4           Subsection 66(6 is amended

(a) in the section heading, by striking out "1993-94" and substituting "1994-95"; and

(b) in the subsection, by striking out "April 1, l993 and ending on March 31, 1994" and substituting "April 1, l994 and ending on March 31, 1995".

5           Clause 67(2)(a is repealed and the following is substituted:

(a) in the case of a member who belongs to the caucus of a recognized political party having four or more members in the assembly, to the caucus of that party or to a person designated by that caucus; and

Coming into force

6(1)        Except as provided in subsections (2 and (3), this Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Coming into force: sections 2 and 4

6(2)        Sections 2 and 4 are retroactive and are deemed to have come into force on April 1, 1994.

Coming into force:  section 3

6(3)        Section 3 comes into force on the day the regulations under section 52.18 come into force.