Introduction of Motion: Present annual reports to the Standing Committee on Procedures, Privileges and Legislative Officers.
I give notice that on November 2, 2017 I shall move the following resolution, seconded by the member from Portland-Simmonds:
WHEREAS Legislative Officers should be accountable to the Legislative Assembly and the people of New Brunswick;
WHEREAS a 2011 Legislative Assembly report recommended that Legislative Officers appear annually before committee to answer questions about their annual reports;
WHEREAS the Standing Rules of the New Brunswick Legislature state that reports to the House of Legislative Officers stand permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure, Privileges and Legislative Officers;
WHEREAS the Standing Committee on Procedure, Privileges and Legislative Officers provides a forum through which the Legislative Officers are accountable to the Legislative Assembly;
WHEREAS in 2017 only one Legislative Officer has reported to the Committee;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that Legislative Officers, except for the Auditor General who already appears before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, be required by the Legislative Assembly to appear annually before the Standing Committee on Procedure, Privileges and Legislative Officers to answer questions on their annual reports and any other reports filed with the Legislature.