This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations). The amendments, which implement changes to civil fees as a result of the civil fees review by the Ministry of Justice,—
decrease from $413.80 to $410 the fee for an application by an individual, or a company with 1 director, for a licence under section 8 of the Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2004 (the Act); and
decrease from $413.80 to $410 the fee for the first director and to increase the fee for each additional director from $177.30 to $180 for an application by a company with more than 1 director for a licence under section 8 of the Act; and
increase from $177.30 to $180 the fee for an application for a certificate under section 21 of the Act; and
clarify that no fee is payable for an application for a certificate made under section 21 of the Act if that application is submitted along with an application for a licence made under section 8 of the Act for which a fee is payable under regulation 5(1)(b) of the principal regulations or advice to issue an amended licence submitted under section 17 of the Act for which any fee or fees are payable under regulation 5(1)(b); and
clarify that, if a licence has been issued to a company under section 10 of the Act and the Licensing Authority is subsequently required to amend the licence under section 17 of the Act to account for a new director of the company, the new director is to be treated as an additional director who is part of an application to which regulation 5(1)(b)(ii) applies and the fee payable for the new director is $180.
These fees are inclusive of goods and services tax.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.