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S.M. 2003, c. 3
Bill 5, 1st Session, 38th Legislature
The Appropriation Act, 2003 (Main and Supplementary)
(Assented to September 30, 2003)
WHEREAS Messages from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, accompanied by estimates and supplementary estimates of expenditure for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004, indicate that the amounts mentioned in Schedule A and Schedule B are required for operating expenditures and capital investments of the public service not otherwise provided for;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
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 and the Manitoba Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the 2003-04 fiscal year as tabled in the Assembly. (« budget »)
"2003-04 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2003 and ending March 31, 2004. (« exercice 2003-2004 »)
Expenditure authority — operating
For the 2003-04 fiscal year, up to $7,068,245,500. 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 Estimates and summarized in Schedule A.
Expenditure authority — capital investment
For the 2003-04 fiscal year, up to $58,000,000. 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 Schedule B.
The expenditure authority provided for in this section subsumes the expenditure authority provided for in The Interim Appropriation Act, 2003.
Expenditures by responsible department
An operating expenditure or capital investment authorized by this Act may be made by the Crown through any government department that, during the 2003-04 fiscal year, has become responsible for the program or activity that includes that expenditure or investment.
Limit on commitments to future expenditures
The commitments made in the 2003-04 fiscal year under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act to ensure completion of projects or contracts initiated in the year must not exceed $300,000,000. This limit replaces the limit set out in section 3 of The Interim Appropriation Act, 2003.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.