House of Bills: A Monthly Update of Ontario Bills

After their summer break, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario was officially back in session as of September 14, 2020. We thought we would provide a recap of the bills that have passed through the Legislature one month into the winter session.

Ontario legislature building at Queen's Park, Toronto

After their summer break, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario was officially back in session as of September 14, 2020. We thought we would provide a recap of the bills that have passed through the Legislature one month into the winter session.

Bill 131, Tibetan Heritage Month Act, 2020

Legend showing 5 bars, one each for First Reading, Second Reading, Committee, Third Reading, and Royal Assent

Second Reading, carried (September 24)
Third Reading, carried (September 24)
Royal Assent (September 24)

Bill 154, Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2020

Discharge the Order of Referral to Committee (September 14)
Third Reading, carried (September 14)
Royal Assent (September 14)

Bill 180, Somali Heritage Week Act, 2020

Second Reading, carried (October 1)
Third Reading, carried (October 1)
Royal Assent (October 1)

Bill 182, Franco-Ontarian Emblem Amendment Act, 2020

Discharge the Order of Referral to Committee (September 14)
Third Reading, carried (September 21)
Royal Assent (September 24)

Bill 201, Magna Carta Day Act (In Memory of Julia Munro, MPP), 2020

First Reading (September 15)
Second Reading, carried (September 17)
Ordered Referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (September 17)
Considering of a Bill by Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (October 7 & 14)

Bill 202, Soldiers’ Aid Commission Act, 2020

First Reading (September 16)
Second Reading, carried (September 22, 29 & October 6)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (October 6)

Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020

First Reading (September 16)
Second Reading, carried on division (September 24)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (September 24)

Bill 204, Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (September 17)
Second Reading, carried (September 23, 24 & 28)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (September 28)
Discharge the Order of Referral to Committee (September 30)

Third Reading, carried (September 30)
Royal Assent (October 1)

Bill 205, Protecting Renters from Illegal Evictions Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (September 22)

Bill 206, Change of Name Amendment Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (September 22)
Second Reading, carried (September 24)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (September 24)

Bill 207, Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (September 24)
Second Reading, carried (September 30, October 1 & October 5)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Justice Policy (October 5)
Bill considered by Standing Committee on Justice Policy (October 7, 13 & 14)

Bill 208, Scottish Heritage Day Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (September 29)
Second Reading, carried (October 1)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (October 1)

Bill 209, Supporting Economic Recovery and Renewal in the Niagara Region Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (September 30)

Bill 210, Fairness for Residential Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (October 5)

Bill 211, Dwarfism Awareness and Acceptance Month Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (October 6)

Bill 212, Connecting Care Amendment Act (Patient Bill of Rights), 2020

First Reading, carried (October 6)

Bill 213, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (October 6)
Second Reading (October 8)

Bill 214, Time Amendment Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (October 6)
Second Reading, carried (October 6)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly (October 7)

Bill 215, Main Street Recovery Act, 2020

First Reading, carried (October 7)