How are Alberta's laws passed?

Acts are passed by members of the legislative assembly (MLAs). They are introduced as bills, and debated in the Legislature before being put to a vote. If the assembly passes a bill, it receives royal assent from the Lieutenant Governor, at which point it becomes law.

For further information on this process, see the Citizen's Guide to the Alberta Legislature. For information on Alberta's published statutes and regulations, see A User's Guide to Legislation.

Many acts provide for law to be made by regulation. Regulations are made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (the Lieutenant Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet), by Ministers, or by boards or other entities, as authorized by the relevant act.