If a recorded vote is requested by 5 members, the division bell shall be limited to 5 minutes. (iv) shall be taken up upon the commencement of Orders of the Day in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, as the case may be, the time available being apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House, after first allotting time to the independent member(s) of the House, if any; the time for a reply by the mover of the motion shall be included in the time apportioned to the Party of which the mover is a member; (iv.1) the time allotted to independent members referred to in paragraph (iv) shall be 3 minutes per independent member up to a maximum of 12 minutes, which may be shared among the independent members; (v) shall be limited to 2 hours if held on a Monday; (vi) shall be prohibited during the last 8 Sessional days in each of the 2 periods provided for in Standing Order 7(a), and during any extension thereof. (c) A Standing or Select Committee to which a bill has been referred by the House shall be empowered to report the same with or without amendments or to report that the bill be not reported. (e) After 2 hours of debate on an Opposition Day held on a Monday, or at 5:50 p.m. on an Opposition Day held on a Tuesday or Wednesday, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put the question without further debate. Ministries and offices assigned to Committees by Legislative Assembly Committee, 116. (b) Any one of the co-sponsors of such a bill may designate the bill as his or her item of business for Private Members’ Public Business, and any or all of the co-sponsors may speak during the time allotted by Standing Order 101(a)(i). Those Standing Orders affected are indicated by the following annotation: [effective/suspended for the duration of the 42nd Parliament, or until such earlier date as indicated by the Government House Leader]. (c) A member called to order shall sit down, but may afterwards explain. 99. (h) being permitted. . Initiation of Rules . (ii) that is before any quasi-judicial body constituted by the House or by or under the authority of an Act of the Legislature. 27. No Private Members’ Public Business on Budget day, hours allotted to the debate on the Budget motion and any amendments thereto, at the end of which time the Speaker shall without further debate or amendment put every question necessary to dispose of the Budget motion. (a) The Speaker shall establish a reasonable sum, Full Hansard service for proceedings in Legislative Chamber, Hansard service for proceedings in Committees, XXIII. (c) Every member of the Committee, other than the Chair, shall be permitted to indicate that he or she dissents from a particular recommendation or comment. If a recorded vote is requested by 5 members, division bells shall be limited to 10 minutes. (b) Up to 9 members of recognized Parties in the House may make a statement during the period for “Members’ Statements” and the statements shall be allocated in proportion to the number of private members of each of the recognized Parties in the House. (b) When 2 or more members rise to speak, the Speaker shall call upon the member who, in the Speaker’s opinion, rose first in his or her place. At the end of that time the Speaker shall interrupt and shall put every question necessary to dispose of the proceeding currently occupying the House, and thereafter immediately call Orders of the Day. Upon notice from the Clerk of the Committee that an intended appointee has been selected for review, the minister shall ensure that the Committee receives a copy of the intended appointee’s résumé or biographical information and a description of the responsibilities of the position. Except as provided in Standing Order 110, no member of the House shall bring any stranger into any part of the House appropriated to the members of the House while the House, or the Committee of the Whole House, is meeting. (d), private members’ public bills given second reading shall stand referred to the Committee of the Whole House, unless referred to a Standing or Select Committee by a majority of the House. In exercising his or her discretion, the Speaker shall have regard to the opportunities that members of recognized Parties, other than the Leaders of Opposition Parties or members who place questions instead of the Leaders, have to place such questions. (l) The election of Speaker shall take precedence over all other business and no motion for adjournment nor any other motion shall be accepted while it is proceeding and the House shall continue to meet if necessary beyond its ordinary daily time of adjournment, notwithstanding any Standing or Special Order, until a Speaker is declared elected, provided that if the House has continued to meet beyond its ordinary daily time of adjournment, the Speaker shall thereupon adjourn the House until the next Sessional day. 47. 22 Time limit on speeches . Part I is the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) Common Rules and Part II is the HRTO specific rules. (b) Every such Sub-committee shall be appointed by motion, such motion specifying the terms of reference, the membership of the Sub-committee and the number of members required to constitute a quorum. 22. (a) Private members’ public bills may be co-sponsored by up to 4 private members of the House. (a) Once in each Session, for consideration in that Session, each permanent member of a Committee set out in Standing Order 111(a), (b) or (c) may propose that the Committee study and report on a matter or matters relating to the mandate, management, organization or operation of the ministries and offices which are assigned to the Committee, as well as the agencies, boards and commissions reporting to such ministries and offices. For greater certainty, the proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy are proceedings in Parliament. (b) The Commissioners of Estate Bills, or any 2 of them, shall report their opinion on the bill or the part thereof that has been submitted to them, and whether, presuming the allegations contained in the preamble to be proven to the satisfaction of the House, it is reasonable for the bill or the part thereof to pass and what, if any, alterations are necessary. hour prior to raising the question in the House. (i) shall be limited to 1 per meeting week; (ii) shall be designated to take place on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon; (iii) shall be distributed among the recognized Opposition Parties in proportion to their membership in the House; (iv) shall be taken up upon the commencement of Orders of the Day in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, as the case may be, the time available being apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House; the time for a reply by the mover of the motion shall be included in the time apportioned to the Party of which the mover is a member; [suspended for the duration of the 42nd Parliament]. (c) Subject to clause (f), members may exchange places in the order of precedence on the ballot list by providing to the Clerk of the House written notice of their arrangement to this effect, such written notice to be duly signed by the House Leaders of the affected members and to be provided by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the week preceding the week in which the item of business is to be considered. (a) Whenever the House stands adjourned, if the government advises the Speaker that the public interest requires the House to meet at an earlier time, the Speaker shall give notice that the House shall meet at such time, and thereupon the House shall meet to transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to that time and the period referred to in Standing Order 7(a) (i) or (ii) had been extended accordingly. 47. (e) Every member presenting a petition shall ensure that the petition conforms with the Standing Orders. If a recorded vote is requested by. presiding officers of the House shall be chosen from recognized Opposition Parties. Sessional days to be known as Opposition Days. (a) Every parliamentary agent conducting proceedings before the House is personally responsible to the House and to the Speaker for the observance of the Standing Orders and practices of Parliament, and also for the payment of all fees and charges. shall be transmitted to the Clerk of the House. (c) When the House is meeting as a Committee, if the Chair’s attention is directed to the apparent lack of a quorum, the Chair shall proceed as provided in clause (b); however, if after making a. count, there is still not a quorum, the Chair shall report the matter to the Speaker, who shall repeat the same procedure. 55. M7A 1A2, Telephone: (416) 325-3500 88. in Committee if same policy field being considered in House, (b) The Committee shall consider the Supplementary Estimates of the ministries and offices selected within the time allocated pursuant to Standing Order 6. for the consideration of the main Estimates. (f) Parliamentary assistants may direct questions only to ministers other than their own. The Chair of a Standing or Select Committee shall not vote except in the case of a tie, when the Chair shall give a casting vote. 102. A report that the Committee will not review an intended appointee shall be deemed to have been made by the Committee and adopted by the House in any of the following cases: (a) a report respecting the intended appointee has not been made by the Committee within 30 calendar days following the day on which the minister tables the certificate referred to in paragraph 1, (b) the Sub-committee does not at its first meeting following the day on which the minister tables the certificate select the intended appointee for review, or. (c) Debate on the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, but no such questions shall be allowed following the speeches of the mover and the seconder of the motion for the Address, or the speeches of the members speaking first on behalf of the Official Opposition and the other recognized Opposition Parties. Adoption of Orders for Concurrence shall constitute an Order to bring in a Supply Bill founded on the resolutions contained therein, and founded on the resolutions contained in the deemed Concurrences made pursuant to Standing Orders 6, hours, apportioned equally among the recognized Parties, shall be allotted to the debate on the second reading stage of the Supply Bill, at the end of which time the Speaker shall without further debate or amendment put all questions necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill. His or her name shall be removed from the bill entry on the Orders and Notices Paper, and shall be removed from the face of the bill at any subsequent re-printing of the bill. 12. . that the information will be available, or that the minister has declined to answer, as the case may be. The Clerk of the Committee shall give the minister who tabled the certificate written notification of any decision. Questions on matters of urgent public importance may be addressed to the ministers of the Crown but the Speaker shall disallow any question which he or she does not consider urgent or of public importance. (d) When more than one notice has been given under this Standing Order, the Speaker shall decide the order in which the matters are to be raised, having regard to the order in which notices were given, to the urgency of the matters raised, and to the apportionment of the opportunities to debate the matters among members of the various Parties in the House. In making a decision on a question of privilege or point of order or explaining a practice, the Speaker may state the applicable Standing Order or authority. (f) Within 120 calendar days of the presentation of a Committee report as provided in clauses (d) and (e), the government shall, upon the request of the Committee, table a comprehensive response. No debate shall be permitted on any decision of the Chair. The reasons for convening such a meeting shall be stated in the request. (e) Where the purpose of a private bill application is to amend a section of an existing Private Act or the private bill would have the effect of amending a section of an existing Private Act, the private bill shall re-enact the section in its entirety. (a), a bill referred under this Standing Order, when reported from the Committee, shall be ordered for second reading. During those 12 days the Budget debate shall be completed. When the House is meeting in Committee of the Whole House to consider bills, the minister or parliamentary assistant in charge of a bill being considered by the Committee of the Whole House may occupy a seat in the front row of the House and may have up to. 85. The Clerk of the House shall publish a list of members serving on each Standing and Select Committee. . If a recorded vote is requested by 5 members, all divisions shall be stacked, and there shall be a single 10 minute division bell. TTY: 416-325-3538, Procedural Services Branch 16. (i) Within 24 Sessional days of its presentation, the government shall file a response to a petition with the Clerk of the House and shall provide a copy of the response to the member who presented the petition. Ontario Regulation 167/07, or “O.Reg. Not more than one stage per day if opposed by 12 members. Unless the House decides otherwise, no Standing Committee shall include more than 1 independent member. are proceedings in parliament. If a recorded vote is requested, the division bells shall be limited to 10 minutes. (a) 1 item of Private Members’ Public Business shall be considered at the times as set out in Standing Order 9 (a), and the time provided for each shall be allotted as follows: (i) 12 minutes for the member moving a motion; (ii) A period of 12 minutes to be allotted in rotation for a representative or representatives of each of the recognized Parties in the House. 29. (a) A majority of the members of a Standing or a Select Committee, including the Chair, shall constitute a quorum. Sort by: Innovation Centre Governance Act, 2020, S.O. The servants of the House and any security personnel within the precincts of the House shall be subject to the direction of the Sergeant-at-Arms. 9. (c) Copies of each ministerial statement shall be delivered to the Leaders of recognized Opposition Parties, or their representatives, at or before the time the statement is made in the House. 56. . Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. If a recorded vote is requested by, Estimates considered by Standing Committee on Estimates, (d) The time for the consideration of the Estimates of each ministry or office shall be determined by the members of the Committee who selected such Estimates for consideration. 90. 45. Such speeches shall be given consecutively without rotation among the Parties and shall be deemed to be a single speech for the purposes of Standing Order 2, Speaking time limits not applicable when debate time apportioned equally, Debate on Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, May require question read when not printed, 28. The Clerk shall then, without question put, declare the member so proposed and seconded to be elected as Speaker. (b) The Clerk shall see to the printing of the Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the House and is responsible for the proper indexing of the Journals. In reviewing an intended appointee, the Committee shall not call as a witness any person other than the intended appointee. 30. Upon tabling, the Estimates shall be deemed to be referred to the Standing Committee on Estimates. (a) Privileges are the rights enjoyed by the House collectively and by the members of the House individually conferred by the, (c) Any member proposing to raise a point of privilege, other than one arising out of proceedings in the Chamber during the course of a Sessional day, shall give to the Speaker a written statement of the point at least. When any private bill confirming any letters patent or agreement is presented to the House, a copy of the letters patent or agreement shall be included in the bill. During any adjournment of the House that exceeds 1 week, the Committee shall meet on such day or days as may be determined by the Sub-committee, but in any event not more than 3 times per month. Adjournment proceeding and evening meeting periods. (d) Members are not compelled to vote and those who wish to abstain should remain in their seats when asked to rise and record their vote. . 138. Subject(s): Police - Complaints against - Government policy - Ontario. members stand in their places such references shall be to a Standing or Select Committee. (b) Notice of a motion by a member under this Standing Order shall be filed with the Clerk of the Committee not less than 24 hours before the member intends to move it in a meeting of the Committee. . . If on the Speaker’s count a quorum is present, the House shall again resolve itself into a Committee, otherwise the Speaker shall adjourn the House until the next Sessional day. Where no business, or no further business, is called during the morning Orders of the Day, Where no business is to be called during the morning of the next day’s Orders of the Day, 10. (a)(i). 113. (c) When a motion for the immediate adjournment of the House has been defeated, no other such motion shall be made unless some intermediate proceeding has taken place. (g) There shall be no adjournment of the debate on any item of Private Members’ Public Business. After moving the adoption of the report the Chair may make a brief statement and shall then move adjournment of the debate. (c) When a vote takes place in a Standing or Select Committee, the Clerk of the Committee shall record in the Minutes of Proceedings the question proposed, the name of the proposer and, if requested by a member of the Committee, the vote of each member present. The Sub-committee shall report to the Committee on the intended appointees for review. For the purpose of this Standing Order, if the party’s percentage of the total number of seats is not a whole number, it shall be rounded to, (i) the next lowest whole number, in the case of a percentage that ends in less than .5; or, (ii) the next highest whole number, in the case of a percentage that ends in .5 or more. explain the same; and in answering any such question, the member is not to debate the matter to which it refers. Election takes precedence over other business, Appointment of Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole House, Appointment of Deputy Chairs of the Committee of the Whole House, (c) At the commencement of every Parliament, or from time to time as may be required, the House shall appoint. . Exchanging places in the order of precedence, (e) Private members’ public bills given second reading shall be carried on the, (f) To be considered in private members’ time, the Order for second reading, or notice of a motion, must appear on the. (d) Where the Commissioners of Estate Bills report that, in their opinion, it is not reasonable that the bill or the part thereof submitted to them pass into law, the bill or the part thereof shall not be further considered. 144. Premier Doug Ford's PCs are changing the rules of procedure in the Ontario Legislature. Before a Session is prorogued, the Government House Leader shall announce the approximate date upon which the Assembly will be reconvened. , after due enquiry, shall report to the House whether or not it is reasonable that the bill, or that part thereof relating to the matters referred to in clause (a), should pass and what, if any, alterations are necessary. 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