Appropriation Act, 2012

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APPROPRIATION ACT, 2012 APPROPRIATION ACT, 2012
Chapter 2
(Assented to March 21, 2012)
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, 2013 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
1   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $135 541 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Legislative Assembly classed as expense and capital investment for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as shown in the Schedule.
Expense
2   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $35 838 128 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as expense for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as shown in the Schedule.
Capital investment
3   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $1 959 289 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as capital investment for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as shown in the Schedule.
Non‑budgetary disbursements
4   From the General Revenue Fund, there may be paid and applied a sum of $334 021 000 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the Public Service classed as non‑budgetary disbursements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as shown in the Schedule.
Lottery Fund transfer
5(1)  From the Lottery Fund, the sum of $1 338 405 000 may be transferred to the General Revenue Fund as Lottery Fund transfer for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as shown in the Schedule.
(2)  The net balance of the Lottery Fund at the end of the 2012‑13 fiscal year shall be transferred into the General Revenue Fund.
Transfers
6(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 $28 500 000, 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 $58 000 000, 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 and Enterprise may, for the purpose described in subsection (8), transfer an amount, not to exceed $1 600 000, from the Expense vote administered by the President of the Treasury Board and Enterprise
                             (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 Enterprise and as approved by Treasury Board.
(9)  The President of the Treasury Board and Enterprise may, for the purpose described in subsection (10), transfer an amount, not to exceed $100 000 000, from the Expense vote administered by the President of the Treasury Board and Enterprise
                             (a)    to the Expense vote administered by any other Minister, or
                             (b)    to the Capital Investment vote administered by any Minister.
(10)  An amount transferred under subsection (9) shall be used only for major emergent capital purposes as identified by the President of the Treasury Board and Enterprise and as approved by Treasury Board.
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    Expense and Capital Investment $ 65 414 000

  OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL    Expense and Capital Investment $ 25 650 000

  OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN    Expense and Capital Investment $ 3 011 000

  OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER    Expense and Capital Investment $ 23 200 000

  OFFICE OF THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER    Expense and Capital Investment $ 940 000

  OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER    Expense and Capital Investment $ 6 288 000

  OFFICE OF THE CHILD AND YOUTH ADVOCATE    Expense and Capital Investment $ 11 038 000 Amount of Expense and Capital Investment to be voted under section 1 $ 135 541 000

GOVERNMENT

  ADVANCED EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 2 785 851 000 4 647 000 274 000 000

  AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT    Expense    Capital Investment $ 626 384 000 2 196 000

  CULTURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 210 492 000 2 500 000 2 820 000

  EDUCATION    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 4 429 269 000 4 395 000 9 834 000

  ENERGY    Expense    Capital Investment $ 214 104 000 6 315 000

  ENVIRONMENT AND WATER    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 222 187 000 9 375 000 100 000

  EXECUTIVE COUNCIL    Expense $ 31 461 000

  FINANCE    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements    Lottery Fund Transfer $ 119 468 000 2 512 000 25 698 000 1 338 405 000

  HEALTH AND WELLNESS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 15 894 912 000 77 226 000

  HUMAN SERVICES    Expense    Capital Investment $ 2 542 180 000 5 698 000

  INFRASTRUCTURE    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 1 230 571 000 388 867 000 193 000

  INTERGOVERNMENTAL, INTERNATIONAL AND ABORIGINAL RELATIONS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 190 554 000 50 000

  JUSTICE    Expense    Capital Investment $ 498 252 000 6 835 000

  MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 1 265 067 000 5 190 000

  SENIORS    Expense    Capital Investment $ 2 457 348 000 160 000

  SERVICE ALBERTA    Expense    Capital Investment $ 314 573 000 53 073 000

  SOLICITOR GENERAL AND PUBLIC SECURITY    Expense    Capital Investment $ 725 882 000 106 612 000

  SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT    Expense    Capital Investment $ 261 428 000 22 747 000

  TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 158 214 000 13 582 000 400 000

  TRANSPORTATION    Expense    Capital Investment    Non‑Budgetary Disbursements $ 1 495 560 000 1 246 818 000 20 976 000

  TREASURY BOARD AND ENTERPRISE    Expense    Capital Investment $ 164 371 000 491 000       Amount of Expense to be voted under section 2 $ 35 838 128 000       Amount of Capital Investment to be voted under section 3 $ 1 959 289 000       Amount of Non‑Budgetary Disbursements to be voted under section 4 $ 334 021 000       Amount of Lottery Fund Transfer to be voted under section 5 $ 1 338 405 000