Amendment To The Federal Budget Act 2013

Original Language Title: Änderung des Bundeshaushaltsgesetzes 2013

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150. Federal Law. with which the Federal Budget Act 2013 will be amended

The National Council has decided:

The federal budget law on the management of the federal budget (Federal Budget Act 2013), BGBl. I n ° 139/2009, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 149/2011 is amended as follows:

1. § 2 shall be added to the following paragraphs 4 to 8:

" (4) The budget of the Confederation shall, in principle, be in balance in accordance with the law of the European Union (the rule limit for the structural deficit).

1.

This principle is complied with if the federal government's share of the structural deficit, including social security, does not exceed 0.35 per cent of the nominal gross domestic product.

2.

The definition and calculation of the structural deficit is the responsibility of the Federal Minister of Finance or the Federal Minister of Finance; this is to be taken into consideration in accordance with the relevant Union regulations. In the case of the determination of the public deficit required for this purpose, in accordance with the rules of the Union law, in addition to the federal budget, all those entities which are to be attributed to the state, sub-sector of the federal government, must also be included. The relevant legal entities and their obligations for the transmission of the necessary data are to be determined by the Federal Minister of Finance or the Federal Minister of Finance with a regulation.

3.

The more detailed provisions should be laid down in the regulation of the BundersMinister of Finance or the Federal Minister of Finance. This Regulation shall, in particular, regulate the determination of the structural deficit and the management of the control account in accordance with paragraph 6.

(5) The Federal Minister of Finance or the Federal Minister of Finance shall base the calculations in accordance with paragraph 1 on the gross domestic product in accordance with the following investigative bases:

1.

The resolution of the Federal Government on the draft of a Federal Financial Framework Act or of a Federal Finance Law and the structural deficit deemed admissible in this connection is the result of an independent scientific Institution determined to be based on gross domestic product.

2.

The actual structural deficit shall be determined on the basis of the gross domestic product determined by the Federal Statistical Office of Statistics Austria.

(6) deviations from the actual structural deficit of the federal government from the deficit limit allowed in accordance with paragraph 4 shall be recorded on a control account. If the control account falls below a negative threshold of 1.25% of the nominal gross domestic product, this value is due to the cyclically-friendly value. The more detailed rules shall be laid down in the Regulation referred to in paragraph 4 (3).

(7) In the event of natural disasters or exceptional emergencies which are beyond the control of the State and which significantly affect the state financial situation, the compensatory bid referred to in paragraph 4 may be applied in accordance with the following conditions: Provisions shall be dismissed.

a)

In the draft for a federal financial framework law or a federal financial law submitted by the federal government, the extent of the required overrun of the deficit and the associated required empowerment is to be taken up. of additional financial debt, and

b)

In the remarks on the draft of the Federal Finance Law and in the budget report, those positions of the Federal Finance Law, which are affected by the emergency situations according to the first sentence, are clearly and accurately set out in terms of objective and accuracy.

c)

The explanatory notes on the draft Federal Finance Act and the Strategic Report on the Federal Financial Framework Act contain the draft plan, which provides for the reduction of the increased deficit in the future financial years within a reasonable period of time. Time period is determined. For the period of the return plan, the return gebarungen are to be taken into consideration in the drafts for the respective federal financial framework laws or federal financial laws.

d)

Deviations which have been granted by the National Council under the Federal Financial Framework Act or the Federal Finance Act due to emergencies according to the first sentence and for which the National Council takes into account a return plan in the Federal Financial Framework Act , are in the control account (paragraph 6) shall not be taken into account.

e)

Deviations due to emergency situations, which are not recognised by the Commission in the framework of the EU legislation on the Stability and Growth Pact, are to be charged to the control account and to be attributed in accordance with paragraph 6. "

2. § 12 (3) reads:

" (3) For the following four financial years, the Federal Financial Framework Act has to determine upper limits for disbursements at the level of headings and subdivisions in accordance with § 2 (1) and the compensation bid in accordance with § 2 (4) and (7). In addition, the Federal Financial Framework Act has to contain the basic principles of the personnel plan. "

3. The following Z 6a is inserted in Section 14 (2):

" 6a. a presentation from which compliance with the countervailing offer is apparent in accordance with § 2 (4) to (7); "

4. § 40 (4) reads:

" (4) The Federal Minister of Finance or the Federal Minister of Finance has the documents submitted to her or him pursuant to paragraph 1 concerning the draft proposals on the basis of the objectives of the financial management and the objectives of the financial management referred to in Article 2 (1) of this Regulation. financial performance of the Federal Government and taking into account the compensation offered pursuant to § 2 (4) to (7), and then to draw up the draft Federal proposal, if necessary with the annexes in accordance with § 29 (1) to (3). At the same time, it must draw up part-staples (§ 43), which are used to support the deliberations of the National Council. "

5. In § 42, the following paragraph 1 is inserted after the first paragraph of paragraph 1:

"(1a) The draft of the Federal Finance Law referred to in paragraph 1 shall be in accordance with the compensation bid in accordance with § 2 (4) to (7)."

6. In § 42 (3), at the end of the Z 5, the word "and" replaced by a stroke point, at the end of Z 6 the point is replaced by a stroke point and the following Z 7 is added:

"7. a representation from which the compliance of the compensation bid according to § 2 (4) to (7) is apparent."

7. In Section 42 (4), at the end of the Z 5, the point shall be replaced by a line-point and the following Z 6 shall be added:

" 6. Concept and application of the structural budget compensation according to § 2 (4) to (7). "

8. In accordance with § 122 (5), the following paragraph 6 is added:

" (6) § 2 para. 4 to 7, § 12 para. 3, § 14 para. 2, § 40 para. 4, § 42 para. 1a, 3 and 4 in the version of the Federal Law BGBl. I No 150/2011 is effective for the financial year 2017 for the first time when the Federal Financial Framework Act is drawn up for the years 2014 to 2017 and the Federal Finance Act

for the year 2017, subject to the proviso that the status of the control account in accordance with § 2 (6) shall be zero at the beginning of the financial year 2017. "

Fischer

Faymann