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Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Bill 2001

 

 

 

 

Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Act 2001

 

No. 155, 2001



 

 

 

 

Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Act 2001

 

No. 155, 2001

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

4............ Transitional—old approvals............................................................... 2

5............ Application—breach of conditions on identification plate approvals 3

6............ Application—supply of used imported vehicles............................... 4

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                  5

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989                                                                           5

 



Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Act 2001

No. 155, 2001

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 , and for related purposes

[ Assented to 1 October 2001 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Act 2001 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (2)  If this Act does not commence under subsection (1) within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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

Section 10A approvals that cease to be in force

             (1)  If, immediately before the commencement of this Act, an approval (the old approval ) was in force under section 10A of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 in respect of used imported vehicles of a particular type, then, immediately after the commencement of this Act:

                     (a)  the old approval ceases to be in force; and

                     (b)  the Minister is taken to have granted an approval (the transitional approval ) under subsection 16(2) of that Act in respect of used imported vehicles of that type.

Section 10A approvals that remain in force

             (2)  The amendments made by Schedule 1 do not affect the validity of:

                     (a)  any other approval given under section 10A of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 before the commencement of this Act; and

                     (b)  any condition determined under that section, before the commencement of this Act, in respect of such an approval.

Section 14A approvals

             (3)  If, immediately before the commencement of this Act, an approval (the old approval ) was in force under section 14A of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 in respect of a used imported vehicle, then, immediately after the commencement of this Act:

                     (a)  the old approval ceases to be in force; and

                     (b)  the Minister is taken to have granted an approval (the transitional approval ) under subsection 16(2) of that Act in respect of the vehicle.

Period transitional approvals in force

             (4)  A transitional approval is taken to be in force for a period worked out in accordance with the regulations. The regulations may provide for transitional approvals to be in force for different periods (having regard to the old approvals that ceased to be in force).

Conditions

             (5)  All transitional approvals are subject to the conditions prescribed by the regulations.

Variation, cancellation or suspension of transitional approvals

             (6)  Section 16A of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 applies to a transitional approval in the same way as it does to any other approval granted under section 16 of that Act.

Making regulations

             (7)  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

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

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

Definition

             (8)  In this section:

used imported vehicle means an imported vehicle that has been used in transport outside Australia.

5   Application—breach of conditions on identification plate approvals

                   Subsection 10A(6) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 applies to conditions determined under section 10A of that Act before or after the commencement of this Act.

6   Application—supply of used imported vehicles

                   Section 16 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 applies to used imported vehicles supplied to the market after the commencement of this Act (regardless of whether the vehicles were imported before or after the commencement of this Act).