Interpretation Amendment Bill 1997

Bill No.80

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to clarify the law in relation to licence fees by confirming that where a written law confers the power to prescribe or impose a fee for a licence the power includes power to prescribe or impose a fee that takes into account any expenditure (including future expenditure) that is reasonably related to the scheme or system under which such licences are issues. Any fee that goes beyond that reasonable relationship so as to impose taxation, or raise revenue, in a general way, will still be invalid unless it can be shown to be authorised by statute in its particular circumstances.

StatusAssented to 12/12/1997
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 12 Dec 1997 as Act No. 54 of 1997

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/15/1997  
First Reading 10/15/1997  
Second Reading 10/16/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/11/1997  
Third Reading 11/11/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/11/1997  
Second Reading 11/11/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/25/1997  
Committee of the whole 11/25/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/25/1997  
Third Reading 11/25/1997  

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