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Appropriations Act, 2017

BILL NO. 48

(as introduced, corrected)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Government Bill



Appropriations Act, 2017



The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board



First Reading: October 13, 2017

Second Reading: October 13, 2017

Third Reading: October 13, 2017 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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, 2017.

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, 2018:

Department of Agriculture $ 41,992,000

Department of Business 196,137,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 84,295,000

Department of Community Services 949,621,000

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,317,657,000

Department of Energy 29,004,000

Department of Environment 37,239,000

Department of Finance and Treasury Board 23,100,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance and
Treasury Board 850,214,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 15,062,000

Department of Health and Wellness 4,214,153,000

Department of Internal Services 189,091,000

Department of Justice 340,711,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 376,151,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 433,079,000

Department of Municipal Affairs 332,423,000

Department of Natural Resources 77,178,000

Aboriginal Affairs 4,521,000

Communications Nova Scotia 6,461,000

Elections Nova Scotia 14,455,000

Executive Council 6,755,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,226,000

Human Rights Commission 2,664,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 3,885,000

Legislative Services 23,433,000

Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry 2,437,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 350,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,608,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 1,986,000

Office of Immigration 9,120,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,869,000

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner 683,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,791,000

Public Prosecution Service 23,780,000

Public Service Commission 19,151,000

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness 1,976,000

Service Nova Scotia 79,002,000

Department of Seniors 2,301,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 465,774,000

Restructuring Costs 163,421,000

Refundable Tax Credits 125,472,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 31,214,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 593,584,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 62,142,000

3 The several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, 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 and Treasury Board is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $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 2017-18 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2017.


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