Committee of the Whole
All MLAs are members of a Committee of the Whole (used interchangeably with "Committee of the Whole House") and have the opportunity to ask questions concerning any
bills that have been introduced by the government.
In a Committee of the Whole, MLAs study each section of a proposed bill from top to bottom. This often requires that Committee members ask the bill's sponsor (the MLA who
introduced the bill) detailed questions about each section's meaning and purpose. As they review each section of a bill and learn more about its intended use, Committee members may also propose amendments, oftentimes to address any concerns they may have with the bill's original wording.
Once the Committee has concluded its review and has voted on whether it will propose any new amendments, the Committee members then vote to report the bill back the Assembly, thereby continuing the