The Special Committee on Civil Emergency Legislation was established by Order of the Legislative Assembly on December 8, 2020 (Motion No. 212).
THAT a Special Committee on Civil Emergency Legislation be established;
THAT the Hon. John Streicker be appointed to the committee;
THAT the membership of the committee also be comprised of one member from the Official Opposition caucus selected by the Leader of the Official Opposition, and one member from the Third Party caucus selected by the Leader of the Third Party;
THAT the Leader of the Official Opposition and the Leader of the Third Party inform the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the names of the selected members from their respective caucuses no later than seven calendar days after the adoption of this motion by the Assembly;
THAT the Chair of the committee have a deliberative vote on all matters before the committee;
THAT the committee:
(1) consider and identify options for modernizing the Civil Emergency Measures Act; and
(2) make recommendations on possible amendments to the Civil Emergency Measures Act;
THAT the committee be empowered to conduct public hearings for the purpose of receiving the views and opinions of Yukoners;
THAT the committee have the power to call for persons, papers, and records and to sit during intersessional periods;
THAT the committee report to the Legislative Assembly on its findings and its recommendations by August 31, 2021;
THAT, if the House is not sitting at such time as the committee is prepared to present its report, the Chair of the committee shall transmit the committee's report to the Speaker, who shall transmit the report to all Members of the Legislative Assembly and then, not more than one day later, release the report to the public; and
THAT the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly shall be responsible for providing the necessary support services to the committee.
Pursuant to the Order of the Legislative Assembly, the Leader of the Official Opposition and the Leader of the Third Party informed the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the names of the selected members from their respective caucuses. The Clerk's report on the committee's membership was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on December 21, 2020 (Sessional Paper 34-3-63)
Liz Hanson was elected Chair of the Special Committee on Civil Emergency Legislation and Brad Cathers was elected Vice-Chair of the committee on January 4, 2021.
New Democratic Party
Hon. John Streicker
Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes
Yukon Liberal Party