BILL NO. 31
5th Session, 61st General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
Private Member's Bill
Full Disclosure of Accounting Changes Act
The Honourable Jamie Baillie
First Reading: April 2, 2013
This Bill requires that the Minister of Finance
(a) in any fiscal year in which the Minister adopts new accounting policies, table Estimates for that fiscal year prepared under both the new and the old rules and a report specifying the difference between the Estimates documents in respect of the calculation of the net deficit or surplus and any change in the net debt of Nova Scotia; and
(b) where the Minister has tabled Estimates for the 2013-14 fiscal year prepared under newly adopted accounting policies, prepare and table in the House of Assembly (or file with the Clerk of the Assembly), within thirty days of the coming into force of this Act or not later than ten days before the next general election, whichever is sooner, the Estimates as prepared under the old accounting policies and a report specifying the difference between the Estimates documents in respect of the calculation of the net deficit or surplus and any change in the net debt of Nova Scotia.
An Act to Amend Chapter 2
of the Acts of 2010,
the Finance Act,
Respecting the Full Disclosure
of Accounting Changes
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Full Disclosure of Accounting Changes Act.
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