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Appropriations Act, 2012


(as passed)

4th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
61 Elizabeth II, 2012

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2012


The Honourable Graham Steele
Minister of Finance

First Reading: April 27, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 27, 2012

Third Reading: April 27, 2012

Royal Assent: May 17, 2012

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, 2012.

2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to His 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, 2013:

Department of Agriculture $ 63,949,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 58,665,000

Department of Community Services 977,924,000

Department of Economic and Rural Development
and Tourism 187,353,000

Department of Education 1,112,830,000

Department of Energy 29,568,000

Department of Environment 26,385,000

Department of Finance 38,990,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance 881,701,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 8,799,000

Department of Health and Wellness 3,861,513,000

Department of Justice 306,723,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 346,208,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 347,619,000

Department of Natural Resources 95,685,000

Office of Aboriginal Affairs 4,094,000

Chief Information Office 28,582,000

Communications Nova Scotia 9,216,000

Executive Council 12,434,000

FOIPOP Review Office 543,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 9,484,000

Human Rights Commission 2,143,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 4,679,000

Legislative Services 27,738,000

Nova Scotia Business Inc. 27,573,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 426,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,660,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,038,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,634,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,776,000

Public Prosecution Service 19,508,000

Public Service Commission 17,786,000

Department of Seniors 1,871,000

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 275,909,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 421,617,000

Restructuring Costs 198,724,000

Tax Credits and Rebates 73,500,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 71,485,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 523,689,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 68,888,000

3 The several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance, subject to any applicable statutes, out of the moneys that are applicable to the purposes for which the several sums are granted.

4 In addition to borrowing authorized by other enactments, the Minister of Finance is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $1,250,000,000 for the public service, by any means and from any source, for a term greater than three hundred sixty-five days, either before or after the expiration of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2012.


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