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The Appropriation Act, 2015

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S.M. 2015, c. 46

Bill 46, 4th Session, 40th Legislature

The Appropriation Act, 2015

(Assented to November 5, 2015)

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 2015-2016 fiscal year as tabled in the Assembly. (« budget »)

"2015-2016 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2015, and ending March 31, 2016. (« exercice 2015-2016 »)

Expenditure authority — operating

2(1)        For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, operating expenditures of up to $12,618,661,000 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 2015-2016 fiscal year, up to $750,701,000 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 2015-2016 fiscal year, has become responsible for the program or activity that includes that expenditure or investment.

Limit on expenditures for inventory

3           Up to $4,316,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2015-2016 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 $47,135,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 fiscal year under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act to ensure completion of projects or contracts initiated in the year must not exceed $750,000,000.

Interim authority subsumed

6(1)        The authority provided by this Act subsumes the authority provided for in The Interim Appropriation Act, 2015.

Repeal

6(2)        The Interim Appropriation Act, 2015, S.M. 2015, c. 16, 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 2015-2016 $(000s)

Operating Expenditures

Capital Investment
Legislative Assembly 25,537
Executive Council 2,679
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs 33,527
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development 203,995 250
Children and Youth Opportunities 49,659
Civil Service Commission 18,369
Conservation and Water Stewardship 138,089 23,523
Education and Advanced Learning 2,149,123 100

Education and School Tax Credits

356,308
Employee Pensions and Other Costs 14,161
Family Services 1,162,392 401
Finance 262,355 63,125
Health, Healthy Living and Seniors 5,653,292 664
Housing and Community Development 88,984
Infrastructure and Transportation 607,162 646,520
Jobs and the Economy 657,874
Justice 537,397 3,694
Labour and Immigration 23,062
Mineral Resources 9,835
Multiculturalism and Literacy 21,572
Municipal Government 433,833
Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection 81,248 110
Enabling Appropriations 44,724 12,314
Other Appropriations 43,484
TOTAL 12,618,661 750,701