Link to law: http://nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/57th_1st/3rd_read/b026.htm
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1st Session, 57th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
47 Elizabeth II, 1998

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 1998

The Honourable Donald R. Downe
Minister of Finance

First Reading: June 29, 1998
Second Reading: June 29, 1998
Third Reading: June 29, 1998 (NO AMENDMENTS)
Royal Assent: June 29, 1998

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, 1998.

2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to His Honour the LieutenantGovernor for the purpose of defraying the undermentioned several charges and expenses of thepublic service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999:

Department of Agriculture and Marketing $ 34,296,000

Department of Business and Consumer Services 29,213,000

Department of Community Services 559,967,000

Department of Economic Development and Tourism 58,904,000

Department of Education and Culture 829,193,000

Assistance to Universities,
Department of Education and Culture 188,493,000

Department of the Environment 16,023,000

Department of Finance 9,781,000

Debt Servicing Costs,
Department of Finance 821,942,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 5,885,000

Department of Health 1,455,102,000

Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs 107,330,000

Department of Human Resources 4,118,000

Department of Justice 74,724,000

Department of Labour 9,303,000

Department of Natural Resources 55,064,000

Communications Nova Scotia 1,987,000

Emergency Measures Organization of Nova Scotia 1,099,000

Executive Council 6,871,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 3,672,000

Human Rights Commission 1,522,000

Legislative Services 13,063,000

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the
Status of Women 699,000

Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority 5,852,000

Nova Scotia Boxing Authority 64,000

Nova Scotia Petroleum Directorate 4,375,000

Nova Scotia Police Commission 275,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 920,000

Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission 5,792,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,534,000

Office of the Auditor General 1,705,000

Office of the Ombudsman 317,000

Public Prosecution Service 10,409,000

Technology and Science Secretariat 8,947,000

Department of Transportation and Public Works 236,526,000

Restructuring Costs 3,129,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 197,091,000

Capital Advances,
Department of Agriculture and Marketing 45,000

3 The sum of $9,388,000 is granted to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purposeof defraying charges to the Canada-Nova Scotia (Offshore) Development Fund established by PartV of the Canada-Nova Scotia Oil and Gas Agreement Act (Canada), either before or after theexpiration of the said fiscal year, but such payments may not at any time exceed the funds availablepursuant to said Part V.

4 The said several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance subject to the provisions ofthe statutes in that behalf out of the moneys that are applicable to the several purposes for whichthe said several sums are granted.

5 The Governor in Council is authorized to borrow or raise by way of loan on the credit ofthe Province either before or after the expiration of the said fiscal year, for purposes of Sections46 and 52 of the Provincial Finance Act and in addition to borrowings authorized by otherenactments, the sum of $1,500,000,000 for the public service.

6 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 1998.