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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 226..


UTILITIES (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) BILL 2000

MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (10.48): Mr Speaker, I present the Utilities (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2000, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

I do not have a prepared presentation speech for the Bill, Mr Speaker. The provisions of the Bill are consequential on the Utilities Bill which has been presented to the chamber. They relate to the operation of a number of items of ACT legislation which are affected by the regulatory changes in the Utilities Bill. The provisions are straightforward and I commend the Bill to the house.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell ) adjourned.

DUTIES AMENDMENT BILL 2000

MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (10.50): Mr Speaker, I present the Duties Amendment Bill 2000, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

This Bill introduces amendments to the Duties Act 1999. It will provide exemptions for certain motor vehicle registration applications that are a direct result of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999, to be implemented by 1 March 2000. The Road Transport Authority will write to all multiple operators in February this year advising them that ownership will no longer be recorded; only two operators can be nominated as registered operators for light vehicles; only a single registered operator will be allowed for heavy vehicles - previously two were allowed, typically husband and wife; a corporation or corporation division will be allowed to be recorded as the operator of light and heavy vehicles; they can change details as soon as possible or advise at the time of renewal; before a change is made to the motor vehicle register to change operator details, an authorisation letter from the person or persons to be removed will be required.


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