10 Facts About Appropriation bill


An appropriation, known as supply bill or spending bill, is a proposed law that authorizes the expenditure of government funds.

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One of the more famous examples of the defeat of a supply bill was the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, when the Senate, which was controlled by the opposition, refused to approve a package of appropriation and loan bills, prompting Governor-General Sir John Kerr to dismiss Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and appoint Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister until the next election.

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An appropriation bill is a bill that authorizes the government to withdraw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India for use during the financial year.

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Appropriation bill Acts passed prior to 2016 were repealed by the enactment of The Appropriation bill Acts Act, 2015 in April 2016.

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In New Zealand, an Appropriation Bill is the formal name for the annual Act of Parliament that gives legal effect to the New Zealand Budget, that is, the Government's taxing and spending policies for the forthcoming year.

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An Appropriation Bill is not sent to a select committee, a lengthy process undergone by most bills during which they are scrutinised in detail by the committee, which receives public submissions relating to the bill.

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Main Appropriation Bill is formally called an "Appropriation Bill", or, after assented to, an "Appropriation Act".

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An authorization bill can create programs and make known Congress's intended level of spending for programs that require an appropriation.

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An appropriation bill is used for actually providing money for "discretionary" programs.

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An omnibus spending bill is simply a combination of multiple appropriations bills into one larger appropriations bill.

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