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Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Bill 2016

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to impose charges on licences granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 , and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

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

4............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 2

5............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 2

6............ Imposition of charge........................................................................... 3

7............ By whom charge payable.................................................................... 3

8............ Amount of charge............................................................................... 3

9............ Regulations......................................................................................... 3

 



A Bill for an Act to impose charges on licences granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Act 2016 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Sections 3 to 9

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016 ; and

(b) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

charge means charge imposed by this Act.

licence means a licence granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 .

4   Crown to be bound

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities. However, it does not bind the Crown in right of the Commonwealth.

5   Extension to external Territories

                   This Act extends to every external Territory.

6   Imposition of charge

             (1)  Charge is imposed on a licence that is in force at whichever of the following times is applicable:

                     (a)  any time during a financial year;

                     (b)  any time during such other period as is prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may prescribe different periods in relation to the following:

                     (a)  different classes of licence;

                     (b)  licences of the same class that authorise different activities.

7  By whom charge payable

                   Charge imposed on a licence is payable by the holder of the licence.

8   Amount of charge

             (1)  The amount of the charge for a period is such amount as is prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may prescribe different charges in relation to the following:

                     (a)  different classes of licence;

                     (b)  licences of the same class that authorise different activities.

             (3)  In this section:

amount includes a nil amount.

9  Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

(129/16)