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Bounty (Ships) Amendment Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bounty (Ships) Amendment Bill 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Industry, Science and Resources)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Bounty (Ships) Act 1989 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Transitional—registration.................................................................... 2

5............ Transitional—claims........................................................................... 3

6............ Application—firm commitment requirement....................................... 3

7............ Definition............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Bounty (Ships) Act 1989                                                                        4

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Bounty (Ships) Act 1989 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Bounty (Ships) Amendment Act 1999 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Transitional—registration

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person commenced the construction or modification of a bountiable vessel in Australia after 31 December 1997 and before the commencing day; and

                     (b)  the person was not a registered shipbuilder during a part or all of the period of construction or modification that occurred before the commencing day; and

                     (c)  the person is a body corporate incorporated under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory;

the person may apply for registration as a registered shipbuilder under this section within 30 days after the commencing day.

             (2)  The application must be in accordance with the appropriate approved form.

             (3)  If a person makes an application under this section, the Minister must:

                     (a)  register the applicant as a registered shipbuilder; or

                     (b)  refuse to register the applicant as a registered shipbuilder, and cause a notice in writing to be served on the applicant stating that the Minister has refused to register the applicant.

             (4)  The Minister registers the applicant as a registered shipbuilder by:

                     (a)  signing a notice stating that the applicant is registered as a registered shipbuilder for the period:

                              (i)  commencing on the first day on which the person was not a registered shipbuilder in the period referred to in paragraph (1)(b); and

                             (ii)  ending on the day of issue of the notice; and

                     (b)  causing the notice to be served on the applicant.

             (5)  The Minister may require an applicant to give such information as the Minister considers necessary for the purposes of this Act and may refuse to register the applicant unless the information is given to the satisfaction of the Minister.

             (6)  The registration of a person in respect of whom the Minister has issued a notice under paragraph (4)(a) has effect according to the terms of the notice.

5   Transitional—claims

                   If:

                     (a)  a person claims to be entitled to be paid an amount of bounty in respect of the construction or modification of a vessel; and

                     (b)  the construction or modification was completed:

                              (i)  after 31 December 1997; and

                             (ii)  more than 12 months before the commencing day;

a claim in respect of the construction or modification may, in spite of paragraph 11(2)(d) of the Bounty (Ships) Act 1989 , be lodged under section 11 of that Act within 30 days after the commencing day.

6   Application—firm commitment requirement

                   Paragraph 8(3)(a) of the Bounty (Ships) Act 1989 as in force immediately before the commencing day is to be taken not to apply to any construction or modification completed after 31 December 1997.

7   Definition

                   In this Act:

commencing day means the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.