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The Interim Appropriation Act, 2021

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S.M. 2021, c. 2

Bill 70, 3rd Session, 42nd Legislature

The Interim Appropriation Act, 2021

(Assented to March 22, 2021)

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 a purpose as set out in the 2020 Estimates. (« crédit »)

"2020 Estimates" means the Manitoba Estimates of Expenditure and all Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the 2020-2021 fiscal year as tabled in the Assembly. (« budget 2020 »)

"reporting entity" means a government reporting entity as defined in The Financial Administration Act. (« entité comptable »)

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

"2021-2022 fiscal year" means the period beginning April 1, 2021, and ending March 31, 2022. (« exercice 2021-2022 »)

Authority for operating expenditures

2(1)

For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, up to $11,772,882,000 — which is 75% of the total appropriations set out in Part A of the 2020 Estimates — may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to operating expenditures of the public service according to those appropriations.

Authority for capital investments

2(2)

For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, up to $649,989,000 — which is 90% of the total appropriations set out in Part B of the 2020 Estimates — may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to capital investments according to those appropriations.

Authority for loans and guarantees

2(3)

For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, up to $332,532,000 — which is 90% of the total appropriations set out in Part C of the 2020 Estimates — may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund and applied to loans and guarantees according to those appropriations.

Authority for loans to reporting entities

2(4)

For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, up to $2,005,097,000 — which is 90% of the total appropriations set out in Part D of the 2020 Estimates — may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund as loans to reporting entities for capital investments by them according to those appropriations.

Reporting entity's authority to borrow

2(5)

A reporting entity is deemed to have the authority to borrow any amount to be loaned to it under subsection (4).

Expenditure by responsible department

3

An operating expenditure, capital investment or loan authorized by this Act may be made by the Crown through any government department that, during the 2021-2022 fiscal year, has become responsible for the program or activity that includes that expenditure, investment or loan.

Limit on expenditures for inventory

4

Up to $200,000,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2021-2022 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

5

Up to $88,000,000 may be paid out of the Consolidated Fund in the 2021-2022 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

6

The commitments made in the 2021-2022 fiscal year under section 45 of The Financial Administration Act to ensure completion of projects or contracts initiated in the year must not exceed $2,635,097,000.

Coming into force

7

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