The Appropriation (2019/20 Estimates) Bill had its third reading on 17 September 2019. Minister for Finance Grant Robertson is in charge of the bill.
This bill seeks parliamentary authorisation of the individual appropriations contained in the Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand for the Year Ending 30 June 2020.
Appropriation is the statutory mechanism by which Parliament authorises the Government to incur expenses and capital expenditure.
The Act comes into force the day after it receives the Royal assent.