Arms Amendment Regulations 1998

1998/466

Arms Amendment Regulations 1998


Note

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Police.


PURSUANT to section 74 of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Arms Amendment Regulations 1998, and are part of the Arms Regulations 19921 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 February 1999.

2 Schedule replaced
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking the Schedule, and substituting the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

3 Replacement of lost licence, etc
  • Regulation 32(2) of the principal regulations is revoked.

4 Fees
  • Regulation 33 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (1), and substituting the following subclauses:

    • (1) The fees specified in column A of the Schedule are payable in respect of the applications and matters set out in the Schedule, in respect of the period beginning on 1 February 1999 and ending with the close of 31 July 1999.

    • (1A) The fees specified in column B of the Schedule are payable in respect of the applications and matters set out in the Schedule, on and after 1 August 1999.


Schedule
New Schedule substituted in principal regulations

Reg 2

Schedule
Fees payable

Reg 33

 Column A Effective 1 February 1999Column B Effective 1 August 1999
Firearms Licences$$
Application for a firearms licence—  
(a) By any person visiting New Zealand for a period not exceeding 12 months...................................................................
25.0025.00
(b) By any person whose previous firearms licence either—  
(i) Expired; or  
(ii) Was deemed to be revoked by section 38(1) of the Arms Amendment Act 1992, and was not reinstated under section 39 of that Act...................................................................
123.75236.25
(c) By any other person...................................................................
123.75123.75
Application for replacement of firearms licence...................................................................
25.0025.00
Dealers Licences  
Application for a dealer's licence...................................................................
200.00200.00
Application for renewal of a dealer's licence...................................................................
200.00200.00
Application under section 7A of the Act for consent in respect of a gun show...................................................................
50.0050.00
Endorsements  
Application for 1 or more endorsements under section 29 or section 30A of the Act...................................................................
200.00200.00
Provided that no fee is payable—  
(a) If the firearms licence to be endorsed is held by a visitor to New Zealand who wishes to use a pistol for international competitive shooting on a pistol range in New Zealand; or  
(b) If the firearms licence to be endorsed is held by a visitor to New Zealand who wishes to use a military style semi-automatic firearm for competitive shooting on a shooting range in New Zealand.  

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 February 1999, increase the fees for certain classes of applicant for a firearms licence. At present the fee payable by an applicant for a firearms licence who is visiting New Zealand for a period not exceeding 12 months is $25 (inclusive of goods and services tax). The fee payable by an applicant who is required to undergo a theoretical test is $75 (inclusive of goods and services tax). The fee for other applicants for a firearms licence is $65 (inclusive of goods and services tax).

The fee for all applicants for a firearms licence (other than those visiting New Zealand for a period not exceeding 12 months) will increase to $123.75 (inclusive of goods and services tax) on 1 February. The fee payable by any applicant for a licence whose previous firearms licence either expired or was deemed to be revoked under section 38(1) of the Arms Amendment Act 1992 and was not reinstated under section 39 of that Act, increases to $236.25 (inclusive of goods and services tax) on 1 August 1999.

These regulations also revoke regulation 32(2) which prescribes a fee of $65 for the replacement of a firearms licence Issued before 1 November 1992. That provision is no longer necessary as firearms licences issued before 1 November 1992 have now been called in.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 December 1998.


  • 1 SR 1992/346