Title Part 3—Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments, and for related purposes
Date 23-03-2020 05:10 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 50/20
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Finance
Reps Bill Code TM
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r6527_first-reps/0003


Part 3—Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

Part 3—Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

  

11  Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

             (1)  This section applies if the responsible Presiding Officer is satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure in relation to a Parliamentary Department, in the current year, that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1:

                     (a)  because of an erroneous omission or understatement; or

                     (b)  because the expenditure was unforeseen until after the last day on which it was practicable to provide for it in the Bill for this Act before that Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives.

             (2)  This Act has effect as if Schedule 1 were amended, in accordance with a determination of the responsible Presiding Officer, to make provision for so much (if any) of the expenditure as the responsible Presiding Officer determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) for the Department of the Senate cannot be more than $300,000.

             (4)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) for the Department of the House of Representatives cannot be more than $300,000.

             (5)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) for the Department of Parliamentary Services cannot be more than $1 million.

             (6)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) for the Parliamentary Budget Office cannot be more than $300,000.

             (7)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but neither section 42 (disallowance) nor Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 applies to the determination.