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Bills become law when they have received Royal Assent. To learn more about the process, see how the Alberta government works.

If an act or portion of an act comes into force on proclamation, the Lieutenant Governor makes an order to proclaim, which is posted in Orders in Council. After proclamations are signed as an Order in Council, they are published in Part 1 of The Alberta Gazette.

Recent proclamations

Updated December 22, 2021

Recent proclamations are listed alphabetically.

  • Advanced Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (SA 2021 c17). Section 1(1), (2), (6), (8), (9) and (19) proclaimed in force on December 8, 2021.  Amends the Post-secondary Learning Act (SA 2003 cP-19.5).
  • College of Alberta School Superintendents Act (SA 2021 cC-18.8). Sections 86(1), (4) and (5) proclaimed in force on August 31, 2021. Amends the Education Act (SA 2012 cE-0.3).
  • Education Statutes (Students First) Amendment Act, 2021 (SA 2021 c19). Section 3(1), (7)(b), to the extent that it enacts section 24(3.1)(a) of the Teaching Profession Act, (10)(c) and (23), to the extent that it enacts section 57.1(1)(a), (c) and (d) of the Teaching Profession Act, of the Education Statutes (Students First) Amendment Act, 2021 in force on December 15, 2021. Amends the Teaching Profession Act (RSA 2000 cT-2).
  • Forest Reserves Amendment Act, 2004 (SA 2004 c9). Section 8 proclaimed in force on December 30, 2021. Amends the Forest Reserves Act (RSA 2000 cF-20).
  • Geothermal Resource Development Act (SA 2020 G-5.5). Proclaimed in force on December 8, 2021.  Amends the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (RSA 2000 cE-12), Mines and Minerals Act (RSA 2000 cM-17), Oil and Gas Conservation Act (RSA 2000 cO-6), Pipeline Act (RSA 2000 cP-15), Responsible Energy Development Act (RSA 2012 cR-17.3)
  • Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 2) (SA 2020 c35). Sections 70, 74, 78, 79 and 93 proclaimed in force on October 1, 2021. Amends the Health Professions Act (RSA 2000 H-7).

Sections 73, 75, 76 and 80 proclaimed in force on April 1, 2023. Amends the Health Professions Act (RSA 2000 H-7).

  • Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (SA 2021 c10). Section 1 proclaimed in force on October 20, 2021. Amends the Alberta Evidence Act (RSA 2000 cA-18).

Section 3 proclaimed in force on January 1, 2022. Amends the Health Professions Act (RSA 2000 cH-7).

  • Municipal Government (Restoring Tax Accountability) Amendment Act, 2021 (SA 2021 c22). Proclaimed in force on December 8, 2021.  Amends the Municipal Government Act (RSA 2000 cM-26).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (SA 2020 cO-2.2). Proclaimed in force on December 1, 2021, except for section 67. Repeals the Occupational Health and Safety Act (SA 2017 cO-2.1) and the Radiation Protection Act (RSA 2000 cR-2).
  • Public Health Amendment Act, 2021 (2021 c15). Sections 1 to 10, 12 to 15, 19(a), (b) and (c)(ii), 20, 21(a)(ii), 24 to 30, 31(a)(i) and (iii) to (ix), (b) and (c) and 32 to 35 proclaimed in force on December 15, 2021. Amends the Public Health Act (RSA 2000 cP-37).
  • Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, 2020 (SA 2020 c28). Sections 11(1), (8), (9), to the extent that it enacts sections 26.1(1), (3), (5), (6) and (9) to (13) of the Labour Relations Code, (10), (11), (32)(a)(ii), to the extent that it enacts section 149(1)(d.1) and (d.3) of the Labour Relations Code, and (33)(b)(i), 12(1) and (3), to the extent that it enacts section 42.1(1), (2), (4), (6), (7) and (10) to (12) of the Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act, 13, 14(1) and (2), to the extent that it enacts section 5.1(1), (2), (4), (6), (8) and (11) to (13) of the Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, and 15(1), (3), (4), (5), to the extent that it enacts section 22.1(1), (3), (5), (6) and (9) to (11) of the Public Service Employee Relations Act, (6)(b), to the extent that it enacts section 45(3)(e.2) and (e.4) of the Public Service Employee Relations Act, and (7)(a) proclaimed in force on February 1, 2022. Amends the Labour Relations Code (RSA 2000 cL-1), Police Officer Collective Bargaining Act (RSA 2000 cP-18), Post-secondary Learning Act (SA 2003 cP-19.5), Public Education Collective Bargaining Act (SA 2015 cP-36.5), and Public Service Employee Relations Act (RSA 2000 cP-43).

Sections 11(7) and (9), to the extent that it enacts sections 26.1(2), (4), (7) and (8) of the Labour Relations Code, (12), (32)(a)(i) and (ii), to the extent that it enacts section 149(1)(d.2) of the Labour Relations Code, and (33)(b)(ii), 12(2) and (3), to the extent that it enacts section 42.1(3), (5), (8) and (9) of the Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act, 14(2), to the extent that it enacts section 5.1(3), (5), (7), (9) and (10) of the Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, and (3), and 15(2) and (5), to the extent that it enacts section 22.1(2), (4), (7) and (8) of the Public Service Employee Relations Act, (6)(a) and (b), to the extent that it enacts section 45(3)(e.3) of the Public Service Employee Relations Act, and (7)(b) proclaimed in force on August 1, 2022. Amends the Labour Relations Code (RSA 2000 cL-1), Police Officer Collective Bargaining Act (RSA 2000 cP-18), Public Education Collective Bargaining Act (SA 2015 cP-36.5), and Public Service Employee Relations Act (RSA 2000 cP-43).

  • Safety Codes Amendment Act, 2015 (SA 2015 c10). Sections 19 and 25 proclaimed in force on December 1, 2021. Amends the Safety Codes Act (RSA 2000 cS-1).
  • Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Amendment Act, 2020 (SA 2020 c17). Proclaimed in force on July 31, 2021. Amends the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act (SA 2005 cT-3.8). This amendment also changes the name of this act to “Tobacco, Smoking and Vaping Reduction Act”.

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