Fire Service Amendment Act 1998

Fire Service Amendment Act 1998

Public Act1998 No 13
Date of assent3 April 1998

An Act to amend the Fire Service Act 1975

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Fire Service Amendment Act 1998, and is part of the Fire Service Act 1975 (the principal Act).

    (2) This Act (except section 6) comes into force on 1 July 1998.

2 New Zealand Fire Service Commission
  • (1) This subsection amended s 4(7) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection repealed s 5(10) to (12) of the principal Act.

    (3) This subsection amended s 62(2) of the principal Act.

3 Income of Commission
4 Levy
  • (1) This subsection substituted s 48(4)(b)(ii) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection amended s 48(5) of the principal Act.

5 Borrowing powers
  • This section substituted s 59 of the principal Act.

6 Crown's contribution to Commission's income for financial year ending with 30 June 1998
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in sections 47 and 47A of the principal Act, in relation to the financial year ending with 30 June 1998,—

    • (a) The amount payable to the Commission under section 47(2)(a) of the principal Act as the Crown's contribution to the Commission's income for that financial year must not exceed $14,058,000 (inclusive of GST); and

    • (b) The proceeds of the levy (other than the portion of the proceeds required for the Rural Fire Fighting Fund) payable to the Commission under section 47(2)(b) of the principal Act are to meet the balance of the actual net expenditure of the Commission for that financial year and those proceeds may exceed 92% of the actual net expenditure of the Commission.

    (2) If, in the financial year ending with 30 June 1998, the income of the Commission under section 47(2) of the principal Act, as modified by subsection (1) of this section, exceeds the actual net expenditure of the Commission for that financial year, that excess is to be deemed to be an advance in the payment of the levy and is to be taken into account when the rate of the levy is reviewed in the year ending with 31 December 1998.

    (3) This section comes into force on the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.