Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Amendment Act 2007

Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Amendment Act 2007

Public Act2007 No 54
Date of assent19 September 2007

Note

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Amendment Act 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
  • This Act amends the Act that was previously called the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Act 1989.

4 Title repealed
  • The Title is repealed.

5 Name of principal Act changed
  • (1) From the commencement of this section,—

    • (a) the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Act 1989 is called the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989; and

    • (b) every reference in an enactment or document to the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Act 1989 must, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989.

    (2) The heading to section 1 is amended by omitting Short.

    (3) Section 1(1) is amended by omitting may be cited as the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) and substituting is the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References).

6 New section 1A inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 1:

    1A Act binds the Crown
    • This Act binds the Crown.

7 Interpretation
  • (1) The definition of energy in section 12 is amended by inserting (including engine fuel) after fuel.

    (2) Section 12 is amended by inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    biofuel means any gaseous or liquid fuel produced from biomass that can be used as a fuel for engines

    engine fuel means any gaseous or liquid fuel that can be used as a fuel for engines and includes biofuel, diesel, petrol, synthetic fuel, and blends of any of these.

8 Regulations
  • Section 35(1)(b), (c), and (d) are amended by inserting engine fuel or before refined petroleum products in each place where it appears.

9 Power of Minister to require information to be supplied as to importation, distribution, or refining of petroleum, or distribution of refined petroleum products
  • (1) The heading to section 36 is amended by omitting to be supplied as to importation, distribution, or refining of petroleum, or distribution of refined petroleum products.

    (2) Section 36(1) is amended by—

    • (a) inserting production, blending, after importation, distribution, ; and

    • (b) omitting or the distribution of and substituting engine fuel, or ; and

    • (c) inserting engine fuel or after price of petroleum or ; and

    • (d) inserting or production or blending of engine fuel or after importation or distribution.


Legislative history

11 September 2007Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 107-2) by committee of the whole House
11 September 2007Third reading