10/26/2017 14:35 EDT | Updated 10/28/2017 14:02 EDT

Budget, two replacement laws highlight 25-day sitting of Nova Scotia legislature

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's legislature wrapped up its fall session passing two key pieces of legislation to replace former laws that were struck down by the courts.

The Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act more narrowly defines cyberbullying and the Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act is designed to give more autonomy to people with intellectual or cognitive disabilities.

Both laws drew some fire from advocates and were amended with minor changes before being passed in the legislature on Thursday.

The short 25-day session was highlighted by the passing of the Liberal government's budget that was set aside in April following the May 30 election call.

The $10.5-billion budget passed with an additional $6.2 million added to health care, which emerged as one of the top issues during the election campaign.

During the session the Liberals also passed a bill to enable the government's cap and trade regime, but didn't include targets for greenhouse gas reductions.