Bill 149, Rowan's Law Advisory Committee Act, 2016

MacLeod, Lisa Fife, Catherine Fraser, John

Current Status: Royal Assent received Chapter Number: S.O. 2016 C.11

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Bill 149                                                                                                                                              2016

An Act to establish an advisory committee to make recommendations on the jury recommendations made in the inquest into the death of Rowan Stringer

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Definitions

   1.  In this Act,

“Committee” means the advisory committee established under subsection 2 (1); (“comité”)

“jury recommendations” means the jury recommendations made in the inquest into the death of Rowan Stringer. (“recommandations du jury”)

Advisory committee

   2.  (1)  An advisory committee is established under the name Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee in English and comité consultatif de la Loi Rowan in French.

Membership

   (2)  The Committee shall be composed of no more than 15 members appointed by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and shall consist of the following:

    1.  No more than three persons nominated by the Minister of Children and Youth Services.

    2.  No more than three persons nominated by the Minister of Education.

    3.  No more than three persons nominated by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

    4.  No more than three persons nominated by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

    5.  No more than three persons nominated by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Chair

   (3)  The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport shall designate one of the members of the Committee as the chair of the Committee.

Rules

   (4)  The Committee may make rules governing the conduct and administration of its affairs.

Mandate

   (5)  The Committee shall,

  (a)  review the jury recommendations;

  (b)  review legislation, policies and best practices from other jurisdictions respecting head injuries;

   (c)  make recommendations on how to implement the jury recommendations, how to prevent and mitigate head injuries in sports and how to create awareness about head injuries in sports; and

  (d)  make any other recommendations that the Committee deems advisable with respect to head injury prevention or treatment.

Reports

   (6)  The Committee shall provide its recommendations in a report to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport within one year after the day this Act comes into force.

Publication

   (7)  The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport shall table the report in the Legislature and shall publish the report on a Government of Ontario website.

Repeal

   3.  This Act is repealed one year and three months after the day it comes into force.

Commencement

   4.  This Act comes into force three months after the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   5.  The short title of this Act is the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee Act, 2016.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 149 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 149 has been enacted as Chapter 11 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2016.

The Bill enacts the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee Act, 2016.

The Bill establishes the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee to review the jury recommendations made in the inquest into the death of Rowan Stringer and to review legislation, policies and best practices from other jurisdictions respecting head injuries. The Committee’s mandate is to make recommendations on how to implement the jury recommendations and how to prevent, mitigate, treat and create awareness about head injuries in sports. The Committee is required to provide its recommendations in a report to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, which must be tabled in the Legislature and published on a government website.

The Bill provides that the Act is repealed one year and three months after the day it comes into force.

 

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