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2nd Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 48

THE INTERIM APPROPRIATION ACT, 2013


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(Assented to                       )

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

Definitions

1           The following definitions apply in this Act.

"appropriation" means a sum to be voted for operating expenditure or capital investment as set out in the Estimates. (« crédit »)

"Estimates" means the Manitoba Estimates of Expenditure for the 2013-2014 fiscal year as tabled in the Assembly. (« budget »)

"2013-2014 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2013, and ending March 31, 2014. (« exercice 2013-2014 »)

Authority for operating expenditures

2(1)        For the 2013-2014 fiscal year, up to $7,703,032,000 — which is 65% of the total appropriations set out in Part A of the Estimates — may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to operating expenditures of the public service according to those appropriations.

Authority for capital investments

2(2)        For the 2013-2014 fiscal year, up to $556,556,000 — which is 80% of the total appropriations set out in Part B of the Estimates — may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to capital investments according to those appropriations.

Special warrant authority subsumed

2(3)        The expenditure authority provided by this section subsumes the expenditure authority provided for in the special warrant issued pursuant to Order in Council 91/2013.

Expenditure by responsible department

2(4)        An operating expenditure or capital investment authorized by this Act may be made by the Crown through any government department that, during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, has become responsible for the program or activity that includes that expenditure or investment.

Limit on expenditures for inventory

3           Up to $800,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2013-2014 fiscal year for the purpose of developing or acquiring inventory to be disposed of in a subsequent year.

Limit on payments for certain long-term liabilities

4           Up to $50,000,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2013-2014 fiscal year for the purpose of reducing or eliminating a long-term liability previously accrued under section 66 of The Financial Administration Act.

Limit on commitments to future expenditures

5           The commitments made in the 2013-2014 fiscal year under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act to ensure completion of projects or contracts initiated in the year must not exceed $445,000,000.

Coming into force

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