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Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

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2008

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

 

 

Schedule of the requests by the Senate for amendments

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     FFP (1) [Sheet 5680 Revised]

          Page 2 (after line 11), after clause 3, insert:

4  Review of Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program

             (1)  The Minister must cause a review of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program to be conducted.

             (2)  The review must:

                     (a)  start on the third anniversary of the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  be completed within 6 months.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a written report about the review to be prepared.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days after the Minister receives the report.

(2)     Govt (1) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 1, page 5 (lines 6 to 8), omit the item, substitute:

1  Subsection 43-10(3)

Omit “, determined by the * Transport Minister”, substitute “for the fuel”.

(3)     Govt (2) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 3, page 5 (lines 11 and 12), omit the item.

(4)     Govt (3) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (line 15), omit the heading to subsection 43-10(7), substitute:

Determining the rate of road user charge



(5)     Govt (4) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (lines 16 to 18), omit “The road user charge for taxable fuel means the following rate (as indexed in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of subsection (8))”, substitute “The amount of road user charge for taxable fuel is worked out using the following rate”.

(6)     Govt (5) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (lines 19 and 20), omit “prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition”, substitute “determined by the * Transport Minister”.

(7)     Govt (6) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (lines 22 and 23), omit “prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition”, substitute “determined by the Transport Minister”.

(8)     Govt (7) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (lines 24 and 25), omit subsection 43-10(8), substitute:

             (8)  For the purposes of subsection (7), the * Transport Minister may determine, by legislative instrument, the rate of the road user charge.

             (9)  Before the * Transport Minister determines an increased rate of road user charge, the Transport Minister must:

                     (a)  make the following publicly available for at least 60 days:

                              (i)  the proposed increased rate of road user charge;

                             (ii)  any information that was relied on in determining the proposed increased rate; and

                     (b)  consider any comments received, within the period specified by the Transport Minister, from the public in relation to the proposed increased rate.

           (10)  However, the * Transport Minister may, as a result of considering any comments received from the public in accordance with subsection (9), determine a rate of road user charge that is different from the proposed rate that was made publicly available without making that different rate publicly available in accordance with that subsection.

(9)     Opp (1) [Sheet 5671 Revised]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (after line 25), at the end of section 43-10, add:

           (11)  In determining the *road user charge, the *Transport Minister must not apply a method for indexing the charge.



(10)   Opp (2) [Sheet 5671 Revised]

          Schedule 3, item 4, page 5 (after line 25), at the end of section 43-10, add:

           (12)  The *Transport Minister must not make more than one determination in a financial year if the effect of the determination would be to increase the *road user charge more than once in that financial year.

(11)   Govt (8) [Sheet PD357]

          Schedule 3, items 5 to 8, page 5 (line 26) to page 6 (line 8), omit the items.

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

4 December 2008