Appropriation (2015/16 Confirmation and Validation) Act 2017

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Appropriation (2015/16 Confirmation and Validation) Act 2017

Public Act
 
2017 No 19
Date of assent
 
15 May 2017
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Appropriation (2015/16 Confirmation and Validation) Act 2017.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is—

(a)

to confirm and validate matters relating to the 2015/16 financial year; and

(b)

to validate matters relating to the 2014/15 financial year, the 2013/14 financial year, and the 2010/11 financial year.

4 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act,—

2010/11 financial year means the financial year ending with 30 June 2011

2013/14 financial year means the financial year ending with 30 June 2014

2014/15 financial year means the financial year ending with 30 June 2015

2015/16 financial year means the financial year ending with 30 June 2016.

(2)

Terms or expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Public Finance Act 1989 have, in this Act, the same meanings as in the Public Finance Act 1989.

5 Confirmation of Order in Council directing transfer of amounts between output expense appropriations
6 Confirmation of capital expenditure incurred in excess of existing appropriations and approved by Minister of Finance

(1)

The incurring of capital expenditure approved by the Minister of Finance under section 26B of the Public Finance Act 1989 for the 2015/16 financial year and described in subsections (2) and (3) is confirmed.

(2)

The capital expenditure is the capital expenditure incurred in excess, but within the scope, of the existing appropriations set out in column 3 of Schedule 1.

(3)

The amounts of the approved capital expenditure are shown in column 4 of Schedule 1 alongside the existing appropriation for which the approval was given.

7 Validation of unappropriated expenses for 2015/16 financial year

(1)

The incurring of expenses by a department in the circumstances set out in subsection (2), (3), (4), or (5) is validated for the purposes of section 26C of the Public Finance Act 1989.

(2)

The circumstances in this subsection are that,—

(a)

for the 2015/16 financial year, the department incurred expenses, not within the scope of any existing appropriation, against the categories of expenses set out in column 3 of Schedule 2 alongside that department; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a) were incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

(3)

The circumstances in this subsection are that,—

(a)

for the 2015/16 financial year, the department incurred expenses in excess, but within the scope, of the existing appropriations set out in column 3 of Schedule 3 alongside that department; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a) were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

(4)

The circumstances in this subsection are that,—

(a)

for the 2015/16 financial year, the department incurred expenses, not within the scope of any existing appropriation, against the categories of expenses set out in column 3 of Schedule 4 alongside that department; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a) were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

(5)

The circumstances in this subsection are that,—

(a)

for the 2015/16 financial year, the department incurred expenses in advance of the appropriations set out in column 3 of Schedule 5 alongside that department; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a) were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

(6)

In this section,—

department means a department specified in column 1 of, as appropriate, Schedule 2, 3, 4, or 5

expenses means the amount of expenses set out in column 4 of, as appropriate, Schedule 2, 3, 4, or 5 alongside the relevant department.

8 Validation of unappropriated expenses incurred by Ministry of Education for 2014/15 financial year

(1)

The incurring of expenses by the Ministry of Education in the circumstances set out in subsection (2) is validated for the purposes of section 26C of the Public Finance Act 1989.

(2)

The circumstances are that,—

(a)

for the 2014/15 financial year, the Ministry of Education incurred expenses of $23,391,000 in excess, but within the scope, of the appropriation authorised by section 6 of the Appropriation (2014/15 Estimates) Act 2014 for Vote Education for the category of non-departmental other expenses “Early Childhood Education” (as varied by section 6 of the Appropriation (2014/15 Supplementary Estimates) Act 2015); and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a)—

(i)

were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act; and

(ii)

are in addition to the expenses confirmed in relation to the appropriation referred to in paragraph (a) by section 6 of the Appropriation (2014/15 Confirmation and Validation) Act 2016.

9 Validation of unappropriated expenses incurred by Ministry of Health for 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years

(1)

The incurring of expenses by the Ministry of Health in the circumstances set out in subsection (2) or (3) is validated for the purposes of section 26C of the Public Finance Act 1989.

(2)

The circumstances in this subsection are that,—

(a)

for the 2013/14 financial year, the Ministry of Health incurred expenses of $6,380,000 for Vote Health against the category of non-departmental other expenses “Health Sector Projects”; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a)—

(i)

were not within the scope of any existing appropriation; and

(ii)

were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

(3)

The circumstances in this subsection are that,—

(a)

for the 2014/15 financial year, the Ministry of Health incurred expenses of $1,221,000 for Vote Health against the category of non-departmental other expenses “Health Sector Projects”; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a)—

(i)

were not within the scope of any existing appropriation; and

(ii)

were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

10 Validation of unappropriated expenses incurred by Ministry of Justice for 2010/11 financial year

(1)

The incurring of expenses by the Ministry of Justice in the circumstances set out in subsection (2) is validated for the purposes of section 26C of the Public Finance Act 1989.

(2)

The circumstances are that,—

(a)

for the 2010/11 financial year, the Ministry of Justice incurred expenses of $10,814,000 for Vote Justice against the category of departmental other expenses “Recovery from February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake”; and

(b)

the expenses referred to in paragraph (a)—

(i)

were not within the scope of any existing appropriation; and

(ii)

were not incurred under the authority of an Imprest Supply Act.

Schedule 1 Confirmation of capital expenditure incurred in excess, but within scope, of existing appropriations for 2015/16 financial year with approval of Minister of Finance

s 6

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Administering departmentVoteAppropriation
Amount
$(000)
  
Social Development, Ministry of Social DevelopmentNon-Departmental Capital Expenditure
Recoverable Assistance2,158

Schedule 2 Validation of expenses incurred not within scope of existing appropriations and with authority of Imprest Supply Act for 2015/16 financial year

s 7

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Administering departmentVoteCategory of expenses
Amount
$(000)
Justice, Ministry ofJustice Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Compensation for Wrongly Convicted Individuals2,521
 

Schedule 3 Validation of expenses incurred in excess, but within scope, of existing appropriations and without authority of Imprest Supply Act for 2015/16 financial year

s 7

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Administering departmentVoteAppropriation
Amount
$(000)
  
Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry ofBusiness, Science and InnovationNon-Departmental Other Expenses
Impairment of Crown Assets66
Conservation, Department of ConservationNon-Departmental Other Expenses
Vesting of Reserves4,747
Culture and Heritage, Ministry forArts, Culture and HeritageNon-Departmental Output Expenses
Protection of Taonga Tūturu 254
Social Development, Ministry ofSocial DevelopmentBenefits or Related Expenses
Accommodation Assistance23,195
Treasury, TheFinanceNon-Departmental Other Expenses
Crown Residual Liabilities4
 
 
 

Schedule 4 Validation of expenses incurred not within scope of existing appropriations and without authority of Imprest Supply Act for 2015/16 financial year

s 7

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Administering departmentVoteCategory of expenses
Amount
$(000)
Health, Ministry ofHealthNon-Departmental Other Expenses
Health Sector Projects 726
Write off of costs on transfer of Burwood Hospital1,557
 

Schedule 5 Validation of expenses incurred in advance of appropriation and without authority of Imprest Supply Act for 2015/16 financial year

s 7

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Administering departmentVoteAppropriation
Amount
$(000)
 
Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry ofBusiness, Science and InnovationNon-Departmental Other Expenses
Energy and Resources: The Pike River Mine Site125
Legislative history

8 February 2017

Introduction (Bill 235–1)

16 February 2017

First reading

7 March 2017

Second reading

9 May 2017

Committee of the whole House, third reading

15 May 2017

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Treasury.