Alberta Economic Development Authority Act

Link to law: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=A16.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779777815&display=html
Published: 2013-12-15

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ALBERTA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT ALBERTA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT
Chapter A‑16
Table of Contents
                1      Definitions
                2      Establishment of AEDA
                3      AEDA powers
             3.1      Committees
                4      Bylaws
                5      Staff
                6      Annual report HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:
Definitions
1   In this Act,
                               (a)    “Authority” means the Alberta Economic Development Authority established under section 2;
                           (a.1)    “committee” means a committee established under section 3.1;
                    (b) to (d)    repealed 2013 c14 s2;
                               (e)    “Minister” means the Minister determined under section 16 of the Government Organization Act as the Minister responsible for this Act.
RSA 2000 cA‑16 s1;2013 c14 s2
Establishment of AEDA
2(1)  The Alberta Economic Development Authority is established.
(2)  The Authority consists of
                               (a)    the Premier of Alberta, who is the Executive Chair,
                              (b)    the Minister, who is the Executive Vice‑chair, and
                               (c)    up to 12 other members appointed by the Minister on the recommendation of the Executive Chair.
(2.1)  A member appointed under subsection (2)(c)
                               (a)    holds office for a term of not more than 3 years as prescribed in the appointment, and
                              (b)    is eligible for reappointment if the reappointment does not result in the member serving more than 10 consecutive years.
(2.2)  Subject to the 10-year maximum established by subsection (2.1)(b), a member appointed under subsection (2)(c) continues to hold office after the expiry of the member’s term until
                               (a)    the member is reappointed,
                              (b)    a successor is appointed, or
                               (c)    a period of 3 months has elapsed,
whichever occurs first.
(2.3)  The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Executive Chair, designate a chair and a vice-chair from among the members appointed under subsection (2)(c).
(3) to (5)  Repealed 2013 c14 s3.
(6)  The members of the Authority and members of committees may not receive remuneration except for reasonable living and travelling expenses, in an amount provided for by order of the Minister, while away from their ordinary places of residence while exercising their powers as members of the Authority.
RSA 2000 cA‑16 s2;2013 c14 s3
AEDA powers
3(1)  The Authority may, with the approval of the Executive,
                               (a)    assist in the development of economic development strategy and priorities in Alberta;
                              (b)    advise, report to and make recommendations to the Executive Council of Alberta on matters relating to economic development in Alberta;
                               (c)    encourage public discussion through public consultation on matters relating to economic development in Alberta;
                              (d)    identify and review current and emerging issues and policies relating to economic development in Alberta;
                               (e)    carry out any other activities that the Executive Chair or the Authority considers appropriate.
(2)  The Authority in exercising its powers under subsection (1) may, if it has sufficient funds in its budget,
                               (a)    receive and hear submissions respecting economic development from individuals, businesses, universities and groups;
                              (b)    undertake research on matters relating to economic development;
                               (c)    make referrals and recommendations to, and consult and collaborate with, all levels of Government, Government agencies, professional and trade associations, businesses, universities and other persons on matters affecting and concerning economic development in Alberta;
                              (d)    publish reports, studies and recommendations that the Executive Chair or the Authority considers necessary.
(3)  Repealed 2013 c14 s4.
RSA 2000 cA‑16 s3;2013 c14 s4
Committees
3.1(1)  The Authority may establish committees, which may include members of the public, to assist it in exercising its powers and carrying out its activities under section 3. 
(2)  The Authority may delegate any of its powers, except the power to make bylaws, to a committee.
2013 c14 s5
Bylaws
4(1)  The Authority may make bylaws
                               (a)    subject to subsection (1.1), respecting appointments to committees;
                              (b)    providing for quorums and the conduct of meetings of the Authority and committees;
                               (c)    respecting the conduct of the business and affairs of the Authority and committees;
                              (d)    respecting the roles of the chair and vice-chair designated under section 2(2.3) and of other Authority members.
(1.1)  The term of an appointment to a committee must not exceed 3 years and must not result in the appointee serving on the committee for more than 10 consecutive years.
(1.2)  Subject to the 10-year maximum established by subsection (1.1), an appointee to a committee continues to hold office after the expiry of the appointee’s term until
                               (a)    the appointee is reappointed,
                              (b)    a successor is appointed, or
                               (c)    a period of 3 months has elapsed,
whichever occurs first.
(1.3)  The Authority shall, as soon as practicable after making a bylaw, provide a copy of the bylaw to the Minister.
(2)  The Regulations Act does not apply to bylaws made under subsection (1).
RSA 2000 cA‑16 s4;2013 c14 s6
Staff
5   The Minister may provide administrative, secretarial and clerical services required by the Authority.
1996 cA‑17.8 s5
Annual report
6(1)  The Authority must submit to the Minister an annual report of its activities in a form acceptable to the Minister containing the information required by the Minister.
(2)  On receipt of a report under subsection (1), the Minister must lay a copy of it before the Legislative Assembly if it is then sitting or, if it is not then sitting, within 15 days after the commencement of the next sitting.
1996 cA‑17.8 s6
 
7   Repealed 2013 c14 s7.