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APPROPRIATION ACT, 2020 (SA 2020 c1)

Bill 6

APPROPRIATION ACT, 2020

Chapter 1

(Assented to March 20, 2020)

MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN:

Preamble

WHEREAS it appears by Messages from Her Honour Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta and from the Administrator of the Province of Alberta, and the Estimates accompanying the Messages, that the sums hereinafter mentioned are required to defray certain charges and expenses of the Legislative Assembly and the Public Service of Alberta not otherwise provided for during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 and for other purposes relating thereto:

MAY IT THEREFORE PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY that it be enacted and be it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, as follows:

Legislative Assembly

1   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $129 116 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Legislative Assembly for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, as shown in the Schedule.

Expense

2   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $42 570 641 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as expense for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, as shown in the Schedule.

Capital Investment

3   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $2 987 601 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as capital investment for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, as shown in the Schedule.

Financial Transactions

4  From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $1 093 347 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as financial transactions for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, as shown in the Schedule.

Contingencies

5   Subject to section 24.1 of the Financial Administration Act, from the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $750 000 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as contingencies for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, as shown in the Schedule.

Transfers

6(1)  A Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury Board, transfer an amount

                             (a)    from the Expense vote administered by that Minister to either the Capital Investment vote or the Financial Transactions vote administered by that Minister,

                             (b)    from the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister to either the Expense vote or the Financial Transactions vote administered by that Minister, or

                             (c)    from the Financial Transactions vote administered by that Minister to either the Expense vote or the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister.

(2)  No vote administered by a Minister may be increased under subsection (1) by more than $5 000 000.

(3)  The Minister of Environment and Parks may, with the approval of the Treasury Board, for the purpose described in subsection (4), transfer an amount, not to exceed $51 006 000, from the Expense vote administered by that Minister

                             (a)    to the Expense vote administered by any other Minister, or

                             (b)    to the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister or by any other Minister.

(4)  An amount transferred under subsection (3) shall be used only for the funding of technology, innovation and emissions reduction programs and initiatives.

(5)  The Minister of Infrastructure may, with the approval of the Treasury Board, for the purpose described in subsection (6), transfer an amount, not to exceed $1 334 165 000, from the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister to the Expense vote administered by that Minister.

(6)  An amount transferred under subsection (5) shall be used only for grant funding to support the construction or acquisition of schools or health facilities for related parties.

(7)  The Treasury Board may, on the recommendation of a Minister, transfer an amount from the Expense vote administered by that Minister

                             (a)    to the Expense vote administered by any other Minister, or

                             (b)    to the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister or by any other Minister.

(8)  The amount transferred on the recommendation of a Minister under subsection (7) shall not exceed the amount of in-year expenditure savings identified to the Treasury Board by the Minister.

(9)  The total of the amounts transferred under subsection (7) shall not exceed $59 000 000.

(10)  An amount transferred under subsection (7) shall be used only for the funding of infrastructure projects to support job creation.

Accountability

7   The due application of all money expended under this Act shall be accounted for.


Schedule

Votes

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

SUPPORT TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY


$


65 348 000

OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

$

26 925 000

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

$

3 936 000

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF
ELECTORAL OFFICER


$


8 746 000

OFFICE OF THE ETHICS
COMMISSIONER


$


940 000

OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER


$


7 256 000

OFFICE OF THE CHILD AND
YOUTH ADVOCATE


$


14 922 000

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST
COMMISSIONER


$


1 043 000

Amount to be voted under section 1

$

129 116 000

GOVERNMENT

 

ADVANCED EDUCATION
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


2 805 458 000
25 000

701 600 000

 

AGRICULTURE AND
FORESTRY
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions



$



614 401 000
17 323 000

1 310 000

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES
   Expense
   Capital Investment


$


1 371 056 000
483 000

 

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES
   Expense
   Capital Investment


$


3 947 052 000
547 000

 

CULTURE, MULTICULTURALISM AND STATUS OF WOMEN
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions



$



246 775 000
2 331 000

1 551 000

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRADE
AND TOURISM
   Expense
   Capital Investment



$



290 382 000
1 525 000

 

EDUCATION
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


4 810 668 000
565 000

16 506 000

 

ENERGY
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


179 598 000
500 000

96 970 000

 

ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS
     Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


588 197 000
67 252 000

4 019 000

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
   Expense
   Capital Investment


$


16 644 000
25 000

 

HEALTH
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


21 582 198 000
33 230 000

70 221 000

 

INDIGENOUS RELATIONS
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


221 516 000
25 000

3 000 000

 

INFRASTRUCTURE
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


486 670 000
1 591 313 000

21 293 000

 

JUSTICE AND
SOLICITOR GENERAL
   Expense
   Capital Investment



$



1 344 514 000
9 462 000

 

LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION
   Expense
   Capital Investment


$


210 563 000
900 000

 

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


1 429 335 000
12 066 000

36 839 000

 

SENIORS AND HOUSING
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


546 354 000
25 000

19 700 000

 

SERVICE ALBERTA
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


554 941 000
88 742 000

14 050 000

 

TRANSPORTATION
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Financial Transactions


$


1 106 590 000
1 161 237 000

106 288 000

 

TREASURY BOARD
AND FINANCE
   Expense
   Capital Investment

   Contingencies



$



217 729 000
25 000

750 000 000

 

 

 

 

Expense amounts to be voted under section 2


$

42 570 641 000

Capital Investment amounts to be voted under section 3



$


2 987 601 000

Financial Transactions amounts to be voted under section 4



$


1 093 347 000

Contingencies amount to be voted under section 5



$


750 000 000

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