Road User Charges Amendment Act 2009

  • repealed
  • Road User Charges Amendment Act 2009: repealed, on 1 August 2012, pursuant to section 95(1) of the Road User Charges Act 2012 (2012 No 1).

Reprint
as at 1 August 2012

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Road User Charges Amendment Act 2009

Public Act2009 No 27
Date of assent10 August 2009
Commencementsee section 2
  • Road User Charges Amendment Act 2009: repealed, on 1 August 2012, pursuant to section 95(1) of the Road User Charges Act 2012 (2012 No 1).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Transport.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Road User Charges Amendment Act 2009.

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

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendment to preliminary provision

4 Interpretation
  • Section 2(1) is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    light electric motor vehicle means a motor vehicle whose motive power is wholly or partly derived from an external source of electricity and whose gross laden weight is 3.5 tonnes or less.

Part 2
Amendments to Part 1 of principal Act

5 Power to alter rates of road user charges by Order in Council
  • Section 20 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

    • (1A) An Order in Council made under this section that increases all or any of the rates of road user charges specified in Schedule 3 comes into force 42 days after the date of its notification in the Gazette, or on any later date that may be specified in the order.

6 New section 21 inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 20:

    21 Distance and supplementary licences for certain motor vehicles become invalid 1 month after road user charge rate increased
    • (1) This section applies if a road user charge rate specified in Schedule 3 is increased under section 20 or by any other Act.

      (2) Despite any other provision of this Act, a distance licence or supplementary licence for a motor vehicle whose gross laden weight is more than 3.5 tonnes issued before the increase comes into force is no longer valid after the expiry of 1 month from the date of the increase.

7 Regulations and Orders in Council
  • (1) Section 24(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (g):

    • (ga) prescribing for the purposes of section 4(c), motor vehicles (including light electric motor vehicles) that are exempt from this Part:.

    (2) Section 24 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

    • (1A) Regulations made under subsection (1)(ga) relating to light electric motor vehicles—

      • (a) must specify a date on which the exemption expires; and

      • (b) may, from time to time, be amended to provide for a later date.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Road User Charges Amendment Act 2009. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 August 2012, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)