A motion is a proposal, moved by a Member, calling on the House to do something, to order something to be done or to express an opinion with regard to some matter.
According to the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, there are two kinds of motions: those that require notice and those that do not require notice. When a member provides notice, they are indicating their intention to introduce a motion, bill, written question, or resolution.
Motions that require notice are called substantive motions, and are independent, self-contained proposals put forward for the consideration of the Assembly. In order for a substantive motion to be brought before the Assembly for debate, it must first be presented in writing and signed by both the mover and the seconder. Motions that do not require notice arise out of the business of the day or are purely routine in nature.
To view a Notice of Motion (the first draft of a motion), select the session and click on the motion title. (Please note: you will need Acrobat Reader to view these files.)
The Spring 2017 sitting of the Second Session of the 65th General Assembly began sitting on April 4, 2017. To view the Notice of Motions you will need Acrobat Reader.