This release was issued under a previous government.

If passed, Bill 38, the Statutes Amendment Act would make amendments to several pieces of legislation.

“Updating this legislation reflects this government’s attention to details in better serving Albertans and will have meaningful benefits for the families and communities of our province.”

- Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

Under the Statutes Amendment Act, minor changes are proposed for several pieces of legislation. Changes include:

  • Civil Enforcement Act – makes changes to protect Registered Education Savings Plan contributions from creditors to ensure savings invested for post-secondary education are available to a child.
  • Provincial Court Act – amendments streamline court processes by allowing the Provincial Court to use electronic documents.
  • Special Areas Act – amendments will change the membership of the Special Areas Board from three to four members, allowing for representation from each Special Area. Representation from all three Special Areas will improve communication with ratepayers.

Other amendments update legislation to reflect the number of judicial positions on the Court of Appeal and the Court of Queen’s Bench and provide the Lieutenant Governor with the ability to grant a commission to senior police officers in Alberta.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

Related information

A list of legislation being amended is at

Status of Bill 38: