Fuel Suppliers Licensing and Diesel Subsidies Bill 1997

Bill No.101

This Bill is the first part of the legislative requirements arising in Western Australia from the High Court decision on State franchise fees. This Bill contains the permanent subsidy arrangements for both off-road and on-road diesel fuel, including standing appropriations. Notably, no subsidy applies in respect of petrol. This Bill also reconstitutes licensing arrangement for fuel suppliers and exemption certificate arrangements for off-road diesel fuel users. The proposed diesel subsidy legislation is designed to recognise the industry practices established for the purposes of providing fuel franchise fee exemption to off-road diesel users, and to ensure that the transition from the franchise fee scheme to the new subsidy arrangements is as seamless as possible. The off-road diesel subsidy is payable in respect of supplies to all off-road users who hold the necessary certificates in Western Australia.

StatusAssented to 12/12/1997
Royal Assent given 12 Dec 1997 as Act No. 55 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  
Third Reading 11/19/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/19/1997  
Second Reading 11/19/1997 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.