Telecommunications (TSO, Broadband, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Steven Joyce

Telecommunications (TSO, Broadband, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

250—3

As reported from the committee of the whole House

Contents

Key

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Telecommunications service obligations and general matters

Subpart 1Amendments to principal Act relating to telecommunications service obligations and general matters

4 Interpretation

5 Performance of Commission's functions

6 Application of section 98A of Commerce Act 1986

6A Purpose

6B Deemed TSO instrument

7 New section 71A substituted

7A Sections 72 and 73 repealed

7B Section 74 substituted

8 Variation of TSO instrument or deemed TSO instrument

9 New section 76 substituted

10 New section 77 substituted

11 New subparts 2 and 2A of Part 3 substituted

Annual procedure for determining amounts payable by liable persons to the Crown

General matters

Assessment of compliance

TSO provider may request TSO cost calculation determination

Annual procedure for determining TSO charges payable by the Crown

12 Section 99 repealed

13 New section 100 substituted

14 Commission must include information about deemed TSO instrument in TSO cost calculation determinations

15 New section 100BA inserted

16 Duties of Commission in complying with section 100B

17 New section 101 substituted

17A New section 101A inserted

17B New subpart 3 inserted relating to multi-unit complexes

Statutory right of access to multi-unit complexes

Process

Code

Consumer complaints system

18 Application of section 156B

18A New section 157AA inserted

19 Further amendments to principal Act

20 New Schedule 3B inserted

Subpart 2Savings and transitional issues

21 Savings provision for financial years up to and including 2009/10 financial year

22 Transitional provision concerning liability allocation determination for 2010/11 financial year

23 Transitional provision concerning information about deemed TSO instruments to be included in TSO cost calculation determinations

Part 1A
Structural separation of Telecom

Subpart 1Preparation for separation of Telecom

23A Interpretation of this subpart

Approval of asset allocation plan

23B Preparation of asset allocation plan

23BA Updating of asset allocation plan before approval

23C Decision of Minister concerning approval of asset allocation plan

23D Variation of asset allocation plan

23E Asset allocation plan approved by Order in Council

23F Telecom must make overview of asset allocation plan publicly available

23FA Telecom must update Minister and overview on day before separation day

23G Demerger must be in accordance with asset allocation plan

Approval of Chorus undertakings

23GAA Minister must consider purposes in section 69U

23GA Chorus must submit undertakings for approval by Minister

23GB Minister may approve or decline to approve undertakings

23GC Approval of amended undertakings

23GD Failure to submit undertakings

Notice of separation day

23GDA Telecom must give notice of separation day and provide information

Approval of proposals for tax purposes

23GDB Proposals may be approved for tax purposes by Orders in Council

Discontinuance of accounting separation

23GDC Section 69ZB repealed

23GDD Miscellaneous provisions relating to Commission's information disclosure requirements

23GDE Pecuniary penalty

23GDF Further penalty may be imposed for continuing breach

Subpart 2New Part 2A substituted

23H New Part 2A substituted

Public Works Act 1981

Resource Management Act 1991 issues

Restrictive covenants

Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956

Subpart 3Consequential amendments, saving, transitional provisions, and miscellaneous matters

Consequential amendments relating to TSO obligations

23HA Interpretation

23HB Deemed TSO instrument

23HC TSO provider under TSO instrument without specified amount may request TSO cost calculation determination

23HD New sections 94CA and 94CB inserted

23HE Matters to be included in draft TSO cost calculation determination

23HF Matters to be included in final TSO cost calculation determination

23HFA Section 95 repealed

23HG Regulations

23HH Application of section 156B

Consequential amendments relating to new Part 2A and general matters

23I Overview

23IA Interpretation

23J Section 69ZB repealed

23K Miscellaneous provisions relating to Commission's information disclosure requirements

23L Declaration made or revoked by notice in Gazette: amendments relating to network operator status

23M Application of section 156B

23N Pecuniary penalty

23O Further pecuniary penalty for continuing breach

23P Interpretation

23Q Interpretation

23R Complaints of breach of enforceable matter

23RA Enforcement by High Court

23S Schedule 1 amended

Transitional provision relating to TSO obligations

23T TSO provider cannot request TSO cost calculation determination under section 93 for financial year in which separation day occurs

Transitional provision relating to shared asset arrangements

23U Minister may grant exemptions in relation to shared asset arrangements

Saving and transitional provisions relating to designated access services

23V Standard terms determinations continue to apply

23W General provision concerning reviews of standard terms determinations for purpose of implementing amendments to Schedule 1 of principal Act

23X Commission must complete reviews of standard terms determinations for certain designated access services before separation day

23Y Commission must make standard terms determination for Chorus's unbundled copper low frequency service before separation day

Further transitional provisions relating to Chorus's unbundled bitstream access service

23Z Certain clauses of standard terms determination do not apply to Chorus's unbundled bitstream access service

23ZA Certain provisions of Part 2 and Schedule 3 of principal Act do not apply in relation to Chorus's unbundled bitstream access service

23ZB Review of standard terms determination for unbundled bitstream access service before expiry of 1 year from separation day

23ZC Party to standard terms determination for Chorus's unbundled bitstream access service may apply for pricing review

23ZD Chorus's unbundled bitstream access prices grandfathered

Miscellaneous

23ZE Operational separation undertakings cease to have effect

Part 2
Telecommunications networks involving Crown funding

24 New Part 4AA inserted

Requirements for undertakings

Process for submission and consideration of undertakings

Implementation of undertakings

Variation and termination of undertakings

Effect of undertakings in relation to certain relevant services

Effect of undertakings in relation to unbundling of certain services

Enforcement of undertakings

25 Application of section 156B

26 Pecuniary penalty

27 Heading to subpart 2 of Part 4A amended

28 Interpretation

29 Complaints of breach of enforceable matter

30 Enforcement by High Court

31 Further amendments to principal Act

Schedule 1
Further amendments to principal Act

Schedule 2
New Schedule 3B inserted

Schedule 2A
Amendments to Schedule 1 of principal Act

Schedule 3
Further amendments to principal Act relating to telecommunications networks involving Crown funding

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: