Fire and Emergency Services Legislation (Emergency Services Levy) Amendment Bill 2002


Bill No.151

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill provides for the introduction of the Emergency Services Levy from 1st July 2003. The Bill involves amendments to the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia Act 1998, the Fire Brigades Act 1942 and consequential amendments to the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992. All property owners throughout the State will be charged the new levy depending on the level of fire and emergency services available to them. The funding will cover:
                  • the career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service;
                  • local governments' volunteer Bush Fire Brigades;
                  • the State Emergency Service;
                  • FESA's new multi-service FESA units;
                  • its Emergency Management Services; and
                  • its community safety programs.

StatusAssented to 12/11/2002
Royal Assent given 11 Dec 2002 as Act No. 42 of 2002. 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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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 09/25/2002  
First Reading 09/25/2002  
Second Reading 09/25/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/22/2002  
Consideration in Detail 10/23/2002  
Third Reading 10/24/2002  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/05/2002  
Second Reading 11/13/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/28/2002  
Committee of the whole 11/28/2002  
Amendments adopted 11/28/2002  
Third Reading 11/28/2002  


Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  11/28/2002  


Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  12/03/2002