Bill C-399

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers)

This bill was tabled by Jean-François Larose on Feb. 16, 2012.

more...

How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Mr. Murray Rankin (Victoria, NDP) spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to rise on this important debate. I want to say in advance that the official opposition will be in support of the bill. However, it would take it to committee where we think it must be examined before we can sign on entirely to what would at first blush seem to be a fairly straightforward and sensible bill. Let me explain. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    The House resumed from November 26 consideration of the motion that Bill C-399, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Volunteers

    Mr. Speaker, my petition in support of my Bill C-399 has been signed by individuals, organizations and volunteers who recognize the importance of a tax credit that could help them.

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 518
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Conservative
    Nov. 28, 2012
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking the members of all parties represented in the House. I would like to thank my honourable NDP colleagues for their support, but I would also like to thank the Liberal and Conservative members. To me, the fact that we sometimes disagree and have different approaches is essential. I also think that this debate about what is happening with organizations across Canada is essential. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mylène Freeman
    Mylène Freeman spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague from Repentigny introduced a bill that is very important for all volunteers in Canada. The purpose of Bill C-399 is to provide a tax credit of a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500, in respect of travel expenses to individuals who perform a minimum of 130 hours of eligible volunteer services and make at least 12 trips in order to do so during the taxation year. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dean Del Mastro
    Dean Del Mastro spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-399. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ted Opitz
    Ted Opitz spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to the NDP private member's bill, Bill C-399. While we can all agree that volunteers strengthen Canada by bringing positive change to their communities, this poorly written bill would do nothing more than provide costly and duplicative tax breaks for all the wrong reasons. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Claude Gravelle
    Claude Gravelle spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to the bill. I would like to congratulate the member for Repentigny for moving it. It is a great idea to have a tax credit for volunteers. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    The House resumed from September 25 consideration of the motion that Bill C-399, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Élaine Michaud
    Élaine Michaud spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am disappointed, but pleased nonetheless to rise in the House today to speak to Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day. The first National Philanthropy Day was celebrated on November 15, 1986, and in 2009, Canada was the first country to officially recognize this day. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marie-Claude Morin
    Marie-Claude Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    I think that the bill from the member for Repentigny is worthy of applause. Although he is not here right now, he knows that I strongly support his bill. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marie-Claude Morin
    Marie-Claude Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise here today to speak to Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, which comes to us from the upper chamber. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, the last time I was here, I talked about philanthropic organizations. I spoke from the heart about my bill, C-399, for 15 minutes. I was very clear and I never looked at my notes. This subject is very important to me. Yesterday I mentioned that it was "Madeleine Nadeau's bill"; Madeleine Nadeau was my grandmother. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Statements By Members > Volunteer Organizations

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to commend the work done by volunteers and community social groups in the Lanaudière region. ... more

    Oct. 25, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave Van Kesteren
    Dave Van Kesteren spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to address a key issue in the debate on Bill C-399, a flawed piece of legislation, and to relate it to other more thoughtful ways in which we are helping charities and volunteers. ... more

    Sept. 25, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to Bill C-399, tax credits for volunteers' travel expenses. ... more

    Sept. 25, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    moved that Bill C-399, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Sept. 25, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Great. Thank you. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Routine Proceedings > Income Tax Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-399, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers). ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament