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Resolutions Expressing Opinions of the Senate: 37 Appropriations - ordinary annual services of the government



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37 Appropriations - ordinary annual services of the government

The Senate resolves:

(1) To reaffirm its constitutional right to amend proposed laws appropriating revenue or moneys for expenditure on all matters not involving the ordinary annual services of the government.

(2) That appropriations for expenditure on:

(a) the construction of public works and buildings;

(b) the acquisition of sites and buildings;

(c) items of plant and equipment which are clearly definable as capital expenditure;

(d) grants to the states under section 96 of the Constitution; and

(e) new policies not previously authorised by special legislation,

are not appropriations for the ordinary annual services of the government and that proposed laws for the appropriation of revenue or moneys for expenditure on the said matters shall be presented to the Senate in a separate appropriation bill subject to amendment by the Senate.

(17 February 1977 J.572)