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4th Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 30

THE INTERIM APPROPRIATION ACT, 2020


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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 expenditure or capital investment as set out in the 2019 Estimates. (« crédit »)

"2019 Estimates" means the Manitoba Estimates of Expenditure for the 2019-2020 fiscal year as tabled in the Assembly. (« budget 2019 »)

"2019-2020 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2019, and ending March 31, 2020. (« exercice 2019-2020 »)

"2020-2021 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2020, and ending March 31, 2021.  (« exercice 2020-2021 »)

Authority for operating expenditures

2(1)        For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 75% of the total amount authorized for operating expenditures for the 2019-2020 fiscal year by the Appropriation Act for that year that is not an Act for interim supply may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to operating expenditures of the public service according to the appropriations set out in Part A of the 2019 Estimates.

Authority for capital investments

2(2)        For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 90% of the total amount authorized for capital investments for the 2019-2020 fiscal year by the Appropriation Act for that year that is not an Act for interim supply may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to capital investments according to the appropriations set out in Part B of the 2019 Estimates.

Expenditure 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 2020-2021 fiscal year, has become responsible for the program or activity that includes that expenditure or investment.

Limit on expenditures for inventory

3           For the purpose of developing or acquiring inventory to be disposed of in a subsequent year, up to the amount for that purpose referred to in the Appropriation Act that is not an Act for interim supply for the 2019-2020 fiscal year may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Limit on payments for certain long-term liabilities

4           Up to $71,466,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 fiscal year under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act to ensure completion of projects or contracts initiated in the year must not exceed the limit placed on commitments to future expenditures for the 2019-2020 fiscal year by the Appropriation Act for that year that is not an Act for interim supply.

Coming into force

6           This Act comes into force on April 1, 2020.