Acts Amendment (Franchise Fees) Bill 1997

Bill No.99

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to complete the legislative requirements arising in Western Australia from the High Court decision on State franchise fees. The Bill includes amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act 1988, Business Franchise (Tobacco) Act 1975, Transport Coordination Act 1966 and a number of other Acts where the High Court decision has had flow-on consequences. The proposed amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act 1988 make provision for the permanent subsidy arrangements for both low alcohol liquor and cellar door wine. The passage of the proposed amendments will remove the need for individual contracts with subsidy recipients and thereby reduce administration and compliance costs. The proposed amendments to the Business Franchise (Tobacco) Act 1975 replace the previous monthly licensing arrangement with an annual licensing regime. The amendments to the Transport Coordination Act 1966 provide for continued appropriations to the Transport Trust Fund for road-related purposes. Similarly, the amendments to the Tobacco Control Act 1990 provide for the continued appropriation of certain funds to the Health Promotion Fund.

StatusAssented to 12/12/1997
Royal Assent given 12 Dec 1997 as Act No. 56 of 1997. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/12/1997  
First Reading 11/12/1997  
Second Reading 11/13/1997 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/19/1997  
Consideration in Detail 11/19/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/19/1997  
Third Reading 11/19/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/20/1997  
Second Reading 11/20/1997 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/26/1997  
Committee of the whole 11/26/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/26/1997  
Third Reading 11/26/1997  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/27/1997  

1. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.
2. Proclaimed on 31 January 1998 other than Parts 2 and 7.
Parts 2 and 7 proclaimed on 1 March 1998.