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2nd Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 42

THE APPROPRIATION ACT, 2017


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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 voted for operating expenditures or capital investment as set out in the Estimates. (« crédit »)

"Estimates" means the Manitoba Estimates of Expenditure for the 2017-2018 fiscal year as tabled in the Assembly. (« budget »)

"2017-2018 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2017, and ending March 31, 2018. (« exercice 2017-2018 »)

Expenditure authority — operating

2(1)        For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, operating expenditures of up to $13,561,136,000 may be incurred for the public service according to the appropriations set out in Part A of the Estimates and summarized in the Schedule.

Expenditure authority — capital investment

2(2)        For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, up to $688,498,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to capital investments according to the appropriations set out in Part B of the Estimates and summarized in the Schedule.

Expenditures by responsible department

2(3)        An operating expenditure or capital investment authorized by this Act may be made by the Crown through any government department that, during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, has become responsible for the program or activity that includes that expenditure or investment.

Limit on expenditures for inventory

3           Up to $452,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2017-2018 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 $70,300,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 fiscal year under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act to ensure completion of projects or contracts initiated in the year must not exceed $950,000,000.

Interim authority subsumed

6(1)        The authority provided by this Act subsumes the authority provided for in The Interim Appropriation Act, 2017 (2).

Repeal

6(2)        The Interim Appropriation Act, 2017 (2), S.M. 2017, c. 32, is repealed.

Coming into force

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

SCHEDULE

SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR OPERATING EXPENDITURES AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT 2017-2018 $(000s)

Operating Expenditures

Capital Investment
Legislative Assembly 27,602
Executive Council 3,425
Agriculture 191,506 552
Civil Service Commission 21,404
Education and Training 2,427,857

Education and School Tax Credits

344,027
Employee Pensions and Other Costs 22,210
Families 2,033,357 219
Finance 266,068 62,000
Growth, Enterprise and Trade 86,198
Health, Seniors and Active Living 6,104,877 1,254
Indigenous and Northern Relations 31,108
Infrastructure 666,659 589,035
Justice 598,723 2,429
Municipal Relations 410,252
Sport, Culture and Heritage 78,385 120
Sustainable Development 150,356 15,439
Enabling Appropriations 40,322 17,450
Other Appropriations 56,800
TOTAL 13,561,136 688,498