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Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for collection and other matters relating to horse disease response levy, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Act binds Crown................................................................................. 3

Part 2—Collection of levy                                                                                                  5

5............ When levy is due for payment............................................................. 5

6............ Recovery of levy etc............................................................................ 5

7............ Penalty for late payment of levy.......................................................... 5

8............ Remission of late payment penalty...................................................... 5

9............ Review of refusal to remit late payment penalty.................................. 5

10.......... Overpayments of levy and late payment penalty................................. 6

Part 3—Investigation                                                                                                            7

Division 1—Requirement to give information or documents                  7

11.......... Powers to seek information or documents.......................................... 7

12.......... Offence of failing to give information, document or return................. 7

Division 2—Monitoring by authorised persons                                               9

Subdivision A—Monitoring powers                                                                       9

13.......... Authorised person may enter premises by consent or under a warrant 9

14.......... Monitoring powers of authorised persons.......................................... 9

15.......... Operating electronic equipment......................................................... 10

16.......... Securing evidence of the contravention of a related provision........... 11

17.......... Persons assisting authorised persons................................................ 12

18.......... Authorised person may ask questions and seek production of documents               13

Subdivision B—Obligations and incidental powers of authorised persons 14

19.......... Consent............................................................................................. 14

20.......... Announcement before entry under warrant....................................... 14

21.......... Authorised person to be in possession of warrant............................ 15

22.......... Details of warrant etc. to be given to occupier................................... 15

23.......... Expert assistance to operate electronic equipment............................. 15

24.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 17

Subdivision C—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities                                    18

25.......... Occupier entitled to observe execution of warrant............................. 18

26.......... Occupier to provide authorised person with facilities and assistance 18

Subdivision D—General provisions relating to seizure                                  19

27.......... Copies of seized things to be provided.............................................. 19

28.......... Receipts for seized things.................................................................. 19

29.......... Return of seized things...................................................................... 20

30.......... Magistrate may permit a thing to be retained..................................... 21

31.......... Disposal of things............................................................................. 21

32.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 22

Subdivision E—Monitoring warrants                                                                  22

33.......... Monitoring warrants......................................................................... 22

Subdivision F—Powers of magistrates                                                                23

34.......... Powers of magistrates....................................................................... 23

Part 4—Regular review of levy                                                                                    25

35.......... Minister to ensure levy is reviewed every 5 years............................. 25

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        26

36.......... Disclosure of information................................................................. 26

37.......... Authorised persons........................................................................... 26

38.......... Identity cards for authorised persons................................................ 27

39.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 28

40.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 28

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for collection and other matters relating to horse disease response levy, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: