Standing Committee on Law Amendments

Bills introduced in the Legislative Assembly may be referred to the Standing Committee on Law Amendments for review and input prior to second reading. The Committee may hold public hearings on the subject matter of the bill and may hear from expert witnesses. The Committee will subsequently table a report containing its recommendations. The proposed legislation may be reintroduced in a subsequent session, often reflecting some or all the changes recommended by the Committee.

In the past, the Standing Committee on Law Amendments has also had several discussion papers referred to it for review and input. As with Bills, the Committee may hold public hearings on such matters and may hear from expert witnesses. The Committee will report back to the House with its findings and recommendations.