Agricultural Legislation Amendment and Repeal Bill 1997

Bill No.102

The purpose of this Bill is to repeal the Fruit Growing Reconstruction Scheme Act 1972 and to make minor amendments to the following statutes -
  • Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976;
  • Agriculture Protection Board Act 1950;
  • Artificial Breeding of Stock Act 1965;
  • Fertilizers Act 1977;
  • Horticultural Produce Commission Act 1988;
  • Seeds Act 1981; and
  • Veterinary Preparation and Animal Feeding Stuffs Act 1976.

Some of the amendments are as follows -
    • Veterinary Preparation and Animal Feeding Stuffs Act 1976 and Fertilizers Act 1977 - repeal the registration of animal feedstuffs and fertilizer provisions from these Acts;
    • Artificial Breeding of Stock Act 1965 - empower the Chief Veterinary Surgeon to personally receive and approve variations in the conditions for a licence authorising premises to be used for the purposes of artificial breeding of stock;
    • Seeds Act 1981 - provide for the option of outsourcing of seed testing and seed certification services;
    • Horticultural Produce Commission Act 1988 - broaden the type of horticultural crops eligible to participate in development schemes through self-funding. It is proposed to amend the definition of horticultural produce as specified in the Act to include nut crops and processed nuts, ornamental plants and turf plants.

StatusAssented to 04/30/1998
Royal Assent given 30 Apr 1998 as Act No. 9 of 1998. 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 11/19/1997  
First Reading 11/19/1997  
Second Reading 11/20/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/11/1998  
Third Reading 03/11/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/19/1998  
First Reading 03/19/1998  
Second Reading 03/19/1998  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/09/1998  
Third Reading 04/09/1998