BILL NO. 181

(as passed)

2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
65 Elizabeth II, 2016



Government Bill



Appropriations Act, 2016

CHAPTER 1 OF THE ACTS OF 2016



The Honourable Randy Delorey
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board



First Reading: May 6, 2016 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 6, 2016

Third Reading: May 6, 2016

Royal Assent: May 20, 2016

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, 2016.

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, 2017:

Department of Agriculture $ 60,217,000

Department of Business 137,450,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 81,689,000

Department of Community Services 929,957,000

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,279,532,000

Department of Energy 29,597,000

Department of Environment 36,800,000

Department of Finance and Treasury Board 22,782,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance and
Treasury Board 841,712,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 12,464,000

Department of Health and Wellness 4,132,209,000

Department of Internal Services 185,447,000

Department of Justice 330,388,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 364,271,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 380,605,000

Department of Municipal Affairs 184,383,000

Department of Natural Resources 76,487,000

Aboriginal Affairs 3,467,000

Communications Nova Scotia 6,417,000

Elections Nova Scotia 4,579,000

Executive Council 7,055,000

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner 603,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,805,000

Human Rights Commission 2,532,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 3,825,000

Legislative Services 23,289,000

Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry 2,500,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 390,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,595,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 1,970,000

Office of Immigration 8,432,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,833,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,724,000

Public Prosecution Service 23,015,000

Public Service Commission 19,216,000

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness 1,670,000

Service Nova Scotia 79,952,000

Department of Seniors 1,598,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 460,766,000

Restructuring Costs 187,538,000

Refundable Tax Credits 137,602,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 66,251,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 583,651,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 58,896,000

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 $900,000,000 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 2016-17 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2016.


This page and its contents published by the Office of the Legislative Counsel, Nova Scotia House of Assembly, and © 2016 Crown in right of Nova Scotia. Created May 18, 2016. Send comments to legc.office@gov.ns.ca.