Appropriation Act, 2011

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APPROPRIATION ACT, 2011 APPROPRIATION ACT, 2011
Chapter 5
(Assented to April 29, 2011)
MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN:
Preamble
WHEREAS it appears by Messages from His Honour Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor 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, 2012 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:
Expense and capital investment purchases
1(1)  From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $115 919 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Legislative Assembly classed as expense and capital investment for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, as shown in the Schedule, including the amount of $20 868 000 voted by section 1(1) of the Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2011.
(2)  From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $34 170 726 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as expense for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, as shown in the Schedule, including the amount of $4 940 221 000 voted by section 1(2) of the Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2011.
Capital investment
2   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $2 420 523 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as capital investment for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, as shown in the Schedule, including the amount of $251 641 000 voted by section 2 of the Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2011.
Non‑budgetary disbursements
3   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $388 697 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as non‑budgetary disbursements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, as shown in the Schedule, including the amount of $42 572 000 voted by section 3 of the Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2011.
Lottery Fund transfer
4(1)  From the Lottery Fund, the sum of $1 390 468 000 may be transferred to the General Revenue Fund as the Lottery Fund transfer for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, as shown in the Schedule.
(2)  The net balance of the Lottery Fund at the end of the 2011‑12 fiscal year shall be transferred into the General Revenue Fund.
Transfers
5(1)  A Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury Board, transfer an amount
                             (a)    from the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister to the Expense vote administered by that Minister, or
                             (b)    from the Expense vote administered by that Minister to 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 Infrastructure may, for the purpose described in subsection (4), transfer an amount, not to exceed $65 000 000, 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 any Minister.
(4)  An amount transferred under subsection (3) shall be used only for an emergent capital purpose as identified by the Minister of Infrastructure and as approved by Treasury Board.
(5)  The Minister of Transportation may, for the purpose described in subsection (6), transfer an amount, not to exceed $75 000 000, from the Capital Investment vote administered by that Minister
                             (a)    to the Expense vote administered by any Minister, or
                             (b)    to the Capital Investment vote administered by any other Minister.
(6)  An amount transferred under subsection (5) shall be used only for an emergent capital purpose, as identified by the Minister of Transportation and as approved by Treasury Board.
(7)  The President of the Treasury Board may, for the purpose described in subsection (8), transfer an amount, not to exceed $19 000 000, from the Expense vote administered by the President of the Treasury Board
                             (a)    to the Expense vote administered by any other Minister, or
                             (b)    to the Capital Investment vote administered by any Minister.
(8)  An amount transferred under subsection (7) shall be used only for capital project preliminary design, capital planning or other planning, as identified by the President of the Treasury Board and as approved by Treasury Board.
Accountability
6   The due application of all money expended under this Act shall be accounted for. Schedule  
Votes
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

  SUPPORT TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY    Expense and Capital Investment $ 58 450 000

  OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL    Expense and Capital Investment $ 22 870 000

  OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN    Expense and Capital Investment $ 2 885 000

  OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER    Expense and Capital Investment $ 25 120 000

  OFFICE OF THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER    Expense and Capital Investment $ 885 000

  OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER    Expense and Capital Investment $ 5 709 000 Amount of Expense and Capital Investment to be voted under section 1(1) $ 115 919 000

GOVERNMENT

  ABORIGINAL RELATIONS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 145 866 000 25 000

  ADVANCED EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 2 857 151 000 4 647 000 267 200 000

  AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT    Expense    Capital Investment $ 621 670 000 2 196 000

  CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES    Expense    Capital Investment $ 1 196 457 000 5 600 000

  CULTURE AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 204 850 000 2 500 000 3 837 000

  EDUCATION    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 4 212 260 000 1 125 000 8 076 000

  EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION    Expense    Capital Investment $ 1 098 755 000 3 598 000

  ENERGY    Expense    Capital Investment $ 200 876 000 6 315 000

  ENVIRONMENT    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 195 936 000 1 344 000 100 000

  EXECUTIVE COUNCIL    Expense $ 28 566 000

  FINANCE AND ENTERPRISE    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 103 913 000 2 812 000 31 890 000

  HEALTH AND WELLNESS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 14 845 300 000 85 340 000

  HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS    Expense $ 378 198 000

  INFRASTRUCTURE    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 1 423 865 000 390 600 000 63 525 000

  INTERNATIONAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 23 843 000 25 000

  JUSTICE    Expense    Capital Investment $ 452 036 000 2 537 000

  MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 1 041 382 000 1 190 000

  SENIORS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 2 117 466 000 160 000

  SERVICE ALBERTA    Expense    Capital Investment $ 299 156 000 50 411 000

  SOLICITOR GENERAL AND PUBLIC SECURITY    Expense    Capital Investment    Lottery Fund Transfer $ 645 259 000 184 104 000 1 390 468 000

  SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT    Expense    Capital Investment $ 272 888 000 15 777 000

  TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 144 955 000 13 582 000 550 000

  TRANSPORTATION    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 1 597 475 000 1 509 144 000 13 519 000

  TREASURY BOARD    Expense    Capital Investment $ 62 603 000 137 491 000       Amount of Expense to be voted under section 1(2) $ 34 170 726 000       Amount of Capital Investment to be voted under section 2 $ 2 420 523 000       Amount of Non‑Budgetary Disbursements to be voted under section 3 $ 388 697 000       Amount of Lottery Fund Transfer to be voted under section 4(1) $ 1 390 468 000