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House of Bills: A Fall Recap of Ontario Bills

As of December 12 the Legislative Assembly of Ontario stands adjourned for the winter recess and does not plan to return until February 18th. As promised, we have compiled a list of those bills which have progressed through the House this fall (October 28-December 12) and have identified the latest stage they reached before the winter recess.

First Reading

Bill 134, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019
Bill 135, La Francophonie Act, 2019
Bill 137, Franco-Ontarian Community Act, 2019
Bill 139, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019
Bill 140, Defibrillator Registry Act, 2019
Bill 143, Health and Safety at Work Day Act, 2019
Bill 146, Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2019
Bill 148, Doored But Not Ignored Act, 2019
Bill 149, Dyslexia Awareness Month Act, 2019
Bill 151, Smoke-Free Ontario Amendment Act (Vaping is not for Kids), 2019
Bill 155, Rent Control Act, 2019
Bill 158, Defibrillator Training and Access Act, 2019
Bill 160, Education Amendment Act (Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraints), 2019
Bill 161, Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019
Bill 162, Public Accountability and Lobbyist Transparency Act, 2019
Bill 163, Food Day Ontario (Food Day Canada in Ontario) Act, 2019
Bill 164, Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living Accommodation Act, 2019
Bill 165, Ontario Climate Crisis Strategy for the Public Sector Act, 2019
Bill 166, Great Lakes Protection Amendment Act, 2019
Bill 167, Legislative Assembly Amendment Act, 2019
Bill 168, Combating Antisemitism Act, 2019
Bill 169, Home Warranties to Protect Families Act, 2019
Bill 170, Protecting Passenger Safety Act, 2019

Second Reading

Bill 125, Making Northern Ontario Highways Safer Act, 2019
• Lost on division
Bill 133, Buy in Canada for Mass Transit Vehicles Act, 2019
• Lost on division
Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019
• Debate

Committee Stage

Bill 112, Lupus Awareness Day Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government
Bill 130, Combatting Litter for the Environment and Nature Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General government
Bill 141, Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy
Bill 142, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Air Brake Endorsements), 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy
Bill 144, Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory Committee Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills
Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General government
Bill 147, Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General government
Bill 150, Ensuring Transparency and Integrity in Political Party Elections Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General government
Bill 152, Occupational Safety and Health Day Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy
Bill 153, Long-Term Care Homes Amendment (Till Death Do Us Part) Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy
Bill 154, Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy
Bill 157, COPD Awareness Day Act, 2019
• Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy
Bill 159, Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019
• Bill considered by Standing Committee on Social Policy

Royal assent

Bill 6, Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie), 2019 (SO 2019, c 16)
Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019 (SO 2019, c 17)
Bill 123, Reserved Parking for Electric Vehicle Charging Act, 2019 (SO 2019, c 18)
Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 (SO 2019 c 12)
Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (SO 2019, c 14)
Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019 (SO 2019, c 13)
Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019 (SO 2019, c 15)

That’s all for now, folks! Come back the end of February for the next “House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills” post.


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House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills

December  9– December 12
42nd Parliament, 1st Session

Bill 6, Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie), 2019legend

Third Reading, carried (Dec 12)
Royal Assent (Dec 12)

Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019

Bill considered by Standing Committee on Social Policy, reported as amended (Dec 10)
Third Reading, carried (Dec 11)
Royal Assent (Dec 12)

Bill 123, Reserved Parking for Electric Vehicle Charging Act, 2019

Second Reading (Dec 10)
Bill considered by Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills, reported as amended (Dec 11)
Third Reading, carried (Dec 12)
Royal Assent (Dec 12)

Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

Third Reading, carried on division (Dec 9 & 10)
Royal Assent (Dec 10)

Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019

Reported as amended by Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Dec 9)
Third Reading, carried on division (Dec 9 & 10)
Royal Assent (Dec 10)

Bill 150, Ensuring Transparency and Integrity in Political Party Elections Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried on division (Dec 12)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (Dec 12)

Bill 153, Long-Term Care Homes Amendment (Till Death Do Us Part) Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried (Dec 12)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Justice Policy (Dec 12)

Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019

Second Reading (Dec 10 & 11)

Bill 159, Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019

Order for Second Reading discharged pursuant to Standing Order 74(a) (Dec 11)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Justice Policy (Dec 11)
Bill considered by Standing Committee on Justice Policy (Dec 12)

Bill 160, Education Amendment Act (Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraints), 2019

First Reading (Dec 9)

Bill 161, Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 9)

Bill 162, Public Accountability and Lobbyist Transparency Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 9)

Bill 163, Food Day Ontario (Food Day Canada in Ontario) Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 10)

Bill 164, Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living Accommodation Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 10)

Bill 165, Ontario Climate Crisis Strategy for the Public Sector Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 11)

Bill 166, Great Lakes Protection Amendment Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 11)

Bill 167, Legislative Assembly Amendment Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 11)

Bill 168, Combating Antisemitism Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 11)

Bill 169, Home Warranties to Protect Families Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 12)

Bill 170, Protecting Passenger Safety Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 12)

And with that, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario stands adjourned for their two month winter break. Presently, the legislature is scheduled to resume February 18th, 2020. But the House of Bills series is still going! Be sure to come back next week for a snapshot of the latest stage those bills that have progressed through the House this Fall reached before the winter recess.


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House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills

December 2 – December 6
42nd Parliament, 1st Sessionlegend

Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried (Dec 3)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (Dec 3)
Considered by Standing Committee on Social Policy (Dec 6)

Bill 123, Reserved Parking for Electric Vehicle Charging Act, 2019

Considered by Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (Dec 4)

Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

Considered by Standing Committee on General Government, reported as amended (Dec 3 & 4)
Third Reading (Dec 5)

Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Considered by Standing Committee on Justice Policy, reported as amended (Dec 3)
Third Reading, carried (Dec 4 & 5)
Royal Assent (Dec 5)

Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019

Considered by Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Dec 2, 4 & 5)

Bill 144, Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory Committee Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried on division (Dec 5)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (Dec 5)

Bill 154, Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried (Dec 5)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (Dec 5)

Bill 155, Rent Control Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 2)

Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 2)

Bill 157, COPD Awareness Day Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 3)
Second Reading, carried (Dec 5)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (Dec 5)

Bill 158, Defibrillator Training and Access Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 5)

Bill 159, Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019

First Reading (Dec 5)


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House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills

November 25 – November 29legend
42nd Parliament, 1st Session

Bill 6, Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie), 2019

Considered by Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills, reported as amended (Nov 27)

Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019

Second Reading (Nov 26 & 27)

Bill 123, Reserved Parking for Electric Vehicle Charging Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried on division (Nov 28)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills (Nov 28)

Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

Considered by Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 25)

Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried on division (Nov 26 & 27)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Justice Policy (Nov 27)
Considered by Standing Committee on Justice Policy (Nov 29)

Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried on division (Nov 25 & 27)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Nov 27)

Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried (Nov 25)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 25)

Bill 149, Dyslexia Awareness Month Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 26)

Bill 150, Ensuring Transparency and Integrity in Political Party Elections Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 26)

Bill 151, Smoke-Free Ontario Amendment Act (Vaping is not for Kids), 2019

First Reading (Nov 27)

Bill 152, Occupational Safety and Health Day Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 27)
Second Reading, carried on division (Nov 28)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (Nov 28)

Bill 153, Long-Term Care Homes Amendment (Till Death Do Us Part) Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 27)

Bill 154, Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 28)


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House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills

November 18 – November 22
42nd Parliament, 1st Sessionlegend

Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019
Bill considered by Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 18, 21 & 22)

Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019
Second Reading (Nov 18 & 19)

Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019
Second Reading (Nov 19-21)

Bill 140, Defibrillator Registry Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 18)

Bill 141, Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 18)
Second Reading, carried (Nov 21)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (Nov 21)

Bill 142, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Air Brake Endorsements), 2019
First Reading (Nov 18)
Second Reading, carried (Nov 21)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (Nov 21)

Bill 143, Health and Safety at Work Day Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 18)

Bill 144, Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory Committee Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 19)

Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 19)

Bill 146, Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 20)

Bill 147, Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 20)
Second Reading, carried (Nov 21)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 21)

Bill 148, Doored But Not Ignored Act, 2019
First Reading (Nov 21)