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1st Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 211

THE INCREASED TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (VARIOUS ACTS AMENDED)


Explanatory Note Bilingual Version (PDF) Table of Contents

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. B5 amended

1(1)        The Balanced Budget, Fiscal Management and Taxpayer Accountability Act is amended by this section.

1(2)        The following is added after Part 1:

PART 1.1

BUDGET TRANSPARENCY

AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Schedules of fees and expanded tax base to be included in budget

9.1(1)      The minister must include in the budget tabled in the Legislative Assembly for the government reporting entity for each fiscal year

(a) a schedule

(i) setting out, for each fee charged to the public by a government department or government agency including, without limitation, each administration, application, certification, entrance, filing, licence, permit or registration fee, a comparison of

(A) the amount that will be charged for that fiscal year, and

(B) the amount that was charged in the preceding fiscal year, and

(ii) itemizing the total increase in revenue resulting from the increased fee amounts; and

(b) a schedule itemizing each increase in revenue resulting from an expansion of a tax base set out in a tax Act.

Definitions

9.1(2)      The following definitions apply in this section.

"government agency" has the same meaning as in The Financial Administration Act. (« organisme gouvernemental »)

"tax Act" has the same meaning as in The Tax Administration and Miscellaneous Taxes Act. (« loi fiscale »)

C.C.S.M. c. F55 amended

2(1)        The Financial Administration Act is amended by this section.

2(2)        Subsection 65(1) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of clause (c) and adding the following after clause (c):

(c.1) the information required to be disclosed under The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act by a public sector body as defined in that Act; and

C.C.S.M. c. P265 amended

3(1)        The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act is amended by this section.

3(2)         The following is added after subsection 3(2):

Disclosure in public accounts

3(3)        In addition to the requirements in subsection (1), a public sector body must disclose the information required by this Act to the Comptroller for inclusion in the public accounts for the fiscal year.

Reporting on a calendar year

3(4)        If a public sector body discloses the information required by this Act on a calendar year basis, then the portion of the calendar year that falls within the fiscal year for the public accounts must be included for the purpose of subsection (3).

Definitions

3(5)        In this section, "Comptroller" and "public accounts" have the same meaning as in The Financial Administration Act.

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Balanced Budget, Fiscal Management and Taxpayer Accountability Act. The budget tabled in the Legislative Assembly must include

  • a comparison of each fee amount charged to the public for the current fiscal year and the previous fiscal year and an itemization of the increase in total revenue resulting from those increased fee amounts; and
  • an itemization of each revenue increase resulting from an expansion of the tax base.

This Bill also amends The Financial Administration Act and The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act. The information required to be disclosed by a public sector body under The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act must be included in the government's public accounts.