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Appropriations Act, 2003


(as passed)

3rd Session, 58th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
52 Elizabeth II, 2003

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2003


The Honourable Neil J. LeBlanc
Minister of Finance

First Reading: April 28, 2003 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 28, 2003

Third Reading: April 28, 2003

Royal Assent: May 22, 2003

An Act to Provide for
Defraying Certain Charges and Expenses of
the Public Service of the Province

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Appropriations Act, 2003.

2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purpose of defraying the undermentioned several charges and expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries $ 40,118,000

Department of Community Services 666,414,000

Department of Education 980,241,000

Assistance to Universities,

Department of Education 205,805,000

Department of Energy 7,614,000

Department of Environment and Labour 27,558,000

Department of Finance 13,235,000

Debt Servicing Costs,

Department of Finance 1,062,316,000

Department of Health 2,111,454,000

Department of Justice 99,417,000

Department of Natural Resources 59,160,000

Communications Nova Scotia 3,602,000

Emergency Measures Organization of Nova Scotia 692,000

Executive Council 14,642,000

FOIPOP Review Office 239,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 7,550,000

Human Rights Commission 1,764,000

Legislative Services 15,504,000

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the

Status of Women 756,000

Nova Scotia Business Inc. 29,215,000

Nova Scotia Police Commission 299,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 1,220,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,632,000

Office of Economic Development 30,909,000

Office of Health Promotion 14,910,000

Office of the Auditor General 2,200,000

Office of the Ombudsman 802,000

Public Prosecution Service 14,884,000

Sydney Tar Ponds Agency 1,400,000

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 93,161,000

Department of Tourism and Culture 40,805,000

Department of Transportation and Public Works 246,654,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 250,000,000

Restructuring Costs 21,624,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 118,237,000

3 Notwithstanding Section 2, the sum chargeable to Capital Purchase Requirements may be expended in the period from April 1, 2003, to March 31, 2005, inclusive.

4 The said several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance subject to the provisions of the statutes in that behalf out of the moneys that are applicable to the several purposes for which the said several sums are granted.

5 The Governor in Council is authorized, for purposes of Sections 46 and 52 of the Provincial Finance Act, and the Minister of Finance is authorized, for purposes of borrowing for a term of greater than one calendar year pursuant to Sections 47 and 52 of that Act, to borrow or raise by way of loan on the credit of the Province, either before or after the expiration of the said fiscal year, and in addition to borrowings authorized by other enactments, the sum of $1,500,000,000 for the public service.

6 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2003.

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