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S.M. 2000, c. 8
THE APPROPRIATION ACT, 2000
(Assented to August 18, 2000)
WHEREAS Messages from the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Manitoba, accompanied by estimates, indicate that the amounts set out in Schedule A are required to defray the charges and expenses of the public service of Manitoba not otherwise provided for, for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2001 and that the amounts set out in Schedule B are required for capital investment for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2001;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
In this Act, "estimates" means the Manitoba Estimates of Expenditure for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2001 as tabled in the Assembly.
Expenditure authority for 2000-2001
For the period from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001, there may be paid and applied a sum of $5,974,445,100. out of the Consolidated Fund towards defraying the charges and expenses of the public service of the province as set out in Schedule A that are not otherwise provided for, and the money shall be applied in accordance with the items voted in Part A of the estimates.
Authority for capital investment
For the period from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001, there may be paid and applied a sum of $54,000,000. out of the Consolidated Fund for capital investment as set out in Schedule B, and the money shall be paid and applied in accordance with the items voted in Part B of the estimates.
For greater certainty, amounts included in Part A of the estimates in respect of the amortization of capital investments may be charged to the Consolidated Fund in accordance with the accounting policies required to be stated in the Public Accounts, but shall not be paid out of the Consolidated Fund except to repay debt.
Authority for future commitments
The expenditures committed by the government under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act during the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2001 for the purpose of ensuring completion of projects or contracts initiated during that fiscal year shall not exceed an aggregate amount of $300,000,000.
The due application of all money expended under the authority of this Act shall be accounted for to Her Majesty.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.