Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2020

2020/137

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of June 2020

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 370 of the Gambling Act 2003

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the advice of the Minister of Internal Affairs after consultation in accordance with section 372 of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2020.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015 (the principal regulations).

4 New regulation 19AA and cross-heading inserted

After regulation 19, insert:

Waiver of certain fees relating to class 4 gambling

19AA Waiver of certain fees relating to class 4 gambling

(1)

A waiver of the following fees set out in Schedule 2 relating to class 4 gambling applies for the period beginning on 25 March 2020 and ending on 30 June 2020:

Class 4 venue compliance annual fees

(a)

annual fee payable in respect of each gaming machine for small clubs:

(b)

annual fee payable in respect of each gaming machine for all other class 4 operators:

Class 4 operator’s annual fee

(c)

category B applications only:

Applications for class 4 operator’s licence

(d)

renewal of licence (category A applications):

(e)

renewal of licence (category B applications):

Applications for class 4 venue licence

(f)

renewal of licence (category A applications):

(g)

renewal of licence (category B applications):

Miscellaneous

(h)

amendment to class 4 venue licence or class 4 operator’s licence related to key persons:

(i)

amendment to class 4 venue licence or class 4 operator’s licence not related to key persons:

(j)

notification under section 54 or 71 of the Act related to key persons:

(l)

notification under section 54 or 71 of the Act not related to key persons.

(2)

Regulations 8 to 19 (to the extent that they relate to the fees listed) must be applied with all modifications necessary to give effect to the waiver in subclause (1).

5 New regulation 21A and cross-heading inserted

After regulation 21, insert:

Waiver of certain fees relating to casinos

21A Waiver of certain fees relating to casinos

(1)

A waiver of the following fees set out in Schedule 2 relating to casino operators applies for the period beginning on 25 March 2020 and ending on 13 May 2020:

Casino operator’s annual fee

(a)

the annual fee prescribed for each operator:

Applications for casino operator’s licence

(b)

amendment to licence:

(c)

temporary authority:

Applications for casino venue agreement approval

(d)

amendment to agreement:

Amendment to casino venue licence

(e)

amendment to licence.

(2)

Regulations 19A to 21 (to the extent that they relate to the fees listed) must be applied with all modifications necessary to give effect to the waiver in subclause (1).

6 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to annual fee payable in respect of each gaming machine for small clubs,—

(a)

item relating to 2019/2020, replace “2019/2020” with “2019/2020 and each subsequent year”; and

(b)

revoke the items relating to the years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024, and 2024/2025.

(2)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to annual fee payable in respect of each gaming machine for all other class 4 operators,—

(a)

item relating to 2019/2020, replace “2019/2020” with “2019/2020 and each subsequent year”; and

(b)

revoke the items relating to the years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024, and 2024/2025.

Michael Webster,
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 July 2020, amend the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015.

The amendments, which relate to the impacts that measures taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have had on class 4 gambling operators and casino operators,—

  • waive fees payable by existing class 4 gambling operators for the period from 25 March 2020 to 30 June 2020:

  • waive fees payable by casino operators for the period from 25 March 2020 to 13 May 2020:

  • freeze the class 4 annual venue fee payable by class 4 gambling operators at the level payable for the 2019/2020 financial year.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 June 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.