70.7. The Council may provide sufficient appropriations in the budget of the Community for the reimbursement, pursuant to section 70.5 or 70.6, of expenses incurred by particular classes of acts that the members of the Council, the executive committee or a select or special committee may perform on behalf of the Community as part of their duties.
The prior authorization required by section 70.4 in respect of an act included in a class for which appropriations are provided in the budget is limited to the authorization to perform the act, without reference to the maximum amount of expenses allowed. The maximum amount is considered to be the balance of the appropriations for acts of that class, after deducting previous reimbursements or, where applicable, the amount prescribed in the tariff for that act.
If no appropriations are available, the Council may appropriate, for the purposes of the first paragraph, all or part of the balance of the sums provided in the budget to cover contingencies; such sums are deemed to be appropriations.
1993, c. 67, s. 26; 1999, c. 40, s. 69.