Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Acts Commencement Order 1997

1997/140

Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Acts Commencement Order 1997


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Transport


PURSUANT to section 1(3) of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Act 1995 and to sections 3(4) and 9(3) of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Act 1997, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order may be cited as the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Acts Commencement Order 1997.

2 Commencement of sections of 2 Amendment Acts relating to continuous licensing

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force on 1 September 1997 section 6 of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Act 1995 and sections 3 and 9 of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Act 1997. All 3 sections relate to the duration of licences for motor vehicles.

Section 6 of the 1995 Amendment Act substitutes a new section 11 in the principal Act that imposes the general requirement for continuous licensing, whereby owners who relicense their vehicles late will have the new licence backdated to the expiry date of the previous licence unless a relevant exemption applies.

Sections 3 and 9 of the 1997 Amendment Act amend sections 5 and 28 of the principal Act to specify that licence fees are payable whether or not a vehicle is actually licensed (unless exempt), and to specify that the registration of a vehicle cannot be cancelled at any time while it is exempt from licensing.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 July 1997.