Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2536..
Second-hand Dealers Act 1906
The amendments to the Second-hand Dealers Act 1906 will alter the meaning of the suitable person for licensing requirements in section 11 (3) to provide that a licence cannot be granted where it would cause the breach of another law.
The amendments will also allow the Commissioner for Fair Trading to exempt persons selling second-hand goods from the requirement to be licensed. Exemptions will only be granted following consultation with the Australian Federal Police. Exemptions will be for one-off events and fairs where it's impracticable to draft regulations exempting the people or the event.
Trade Measurement (Administration) Act 1991
As of 2001, the provisions concerning infringement and penalty notices are found within part 8 of the Magistrates Court Act 1930. Accordingly, the penalty notices provisions in section 13 of the Trade Measurement (Administration) Act 1991 is now redundant and is removed.
Mr Speaker, as with previous portfolio bill amendments, the government is confident that these amendments will lead to more accessible and up-to-date legislation.
I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mr Stefaniak ) adjourned to the next sitting.
Debate resumed from 18 June 2003, on motion by Mr Wood: