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Progress of Bills

The Progress of Bills is produced by the Nova Scotia Legislative Library. It tracks the Bills as they go through various stages in the House of Assembly.

First Reading is the date on which the Bill was introduced by the MLA.

Second Reading is when the house voted to give the Bill 2nd Reading after being debated in the house.

An Asterisk* following the title of the Bill indicates that the Bill has been amended between First and Third readings.

Royal Assent is the day on which the Lieutenant Governor signs the final version of the Bill and the Bill is then referred to as an Act.

Commencement is the day on which the Act takes effect.