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Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the Government) 2001 [2008]

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the Government) 2001.

2   Schedule

                   The Constitution is altered as set out in the Schedule.



 

Schedule Amendment of the Constitution relating to appropriations for the ordinary annual services of the Government

1  Section 53, after the fourth paragraph

Add “If the House of Representatives passes a proposed law appropriating revenue or moneys for the ordinary annual services of the Government in respect of a year, and at the expiration of sixty days after the day on which the proposed law is transmitted to the Senate the Senate has not passed the proposed law, there shall be deemed to be in force, until the Parliament makes a law appropriating revenue or moneys for those services in respect of that year, a law appropriating for those services in respect of that year an amount of money equal to the amount appropriated for those services in respect of the year immediately preceding that year.”.

2  At the end of section 54

Add “in respect of a particular year, and any law in contravention of this section shall be of no effect”.