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Appropriations Act, 2015

BILL NO. 107

(as passed)

2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
64 Elizabeth II, 2015

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2015


The Honourable Diana C. Whalen
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board

First Reading: April 24, 2015 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 24, 2015

Third Reading: April 24, 2015

Royal Assent: May 11, 2015

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, 2015.

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, 2016:

Department of Agriculture $ 61,536,000

Department of Business 114,143,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 61,837,000

Department of Community Services 915,410,000

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,244,607,000

Department of Energy 30,160,000

Department of Environment 25,343,000

Department of Finance and Treasury Board 14,415,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance and
Treasury Board 872,612,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 9,883,000

Department of Health and Wellness 4,137,741,000

Department of Internal Services 180,300,000

Department of Justice 327,593,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 362,931,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 376,084,000

Department of Municipal Affairs 167,474,000

Department of Natural Resources 82,983,000

Office of Aboriginal Affairs 3,467,000

Communications Nova Scotia 6,818,000

Elections Nova Scotia 3,466,000

Executive Council 7,055,000

FOIPOP Review Office 593,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,984,000

Human Rights Commission 2,532,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 3,825,000

Legislative Services 23,295,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 435,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,595,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 1,970,000

Office of Immigration 7,490,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,889,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,724,000

Public Prosecution Service 22,823,000

Public Service Commission 18,991,000

Service Nova Scotia 80,995,000

Department of Seniors 1,496,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 419,277,000

Restructuring Costs 175,853,000

Refundable Tax Credits 150,968,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 90,654,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 426,154,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 56,401,000

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 2015-16 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2015.


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