Supplementary Order Paper No 327

No 327

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Simon Bridges, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 2

Replace clause 2 (page 5, lines 4 to 6) with:

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on 21 December 2017.

Clause 10

In clause 10(1)(c)(i), replace “zones” (page 12, line 39) with “areas” in each place.

Clause 15

In clause 15(3), replace “(2A) and (2B)” (page 16, line 13) with “(2) and (2A)”.

Clause 31

In clause 31(3), replace “(2A) and (2B)” (page 25, line 7) with “(2) and (2A)”.

Clause 48

In clause 48(1)(a), replace “that” (page 32, line 7) with “that,”.

Replace clause 48(1)(a)(i) (page 32, lines 8 to 10) with:

(i)

in relation to each high-altitude vehicle that is proposed to be launched under the licence (other than any high-altitude vehicle that is an aircraft), the applicant is technically capable of conducting a safe launch; and”.

In clause 48(2)(b), replace “launch” (page 33, line 11) with “high-altitude”.

Clause 56

In clause 56(3A), after “applicant” (page 38, line 31), insert “or, as the case may be, the holder of the relevant licence or permit”.

Clause 57

In clause 57(1), after “applicant” (page 39, line 16), insert “or, as the case may be, the holder of the relevant licence or permit”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper sets out proposed amendments to the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Bill. The amendments replace clause 2 and clause 48(1)(a)(i), and make other minor and technical amendments.

The new clause 2 specifies that the Bill will commence on 21 December 2017 (instead of 6 months after Royal assent).

The effect of new clause 48(1)(a)(i) is that the Minister is required to be satisfied that an applicant is technically capable of conducting a safe launch only if the applicant is proposing to launch a high-altitude vehicle that is not an aircraft. In relation to an aircraft, the Minister may grant a high-altitude licence only after receiving confirmation from the Director of Civil Aviation that the aircraft has the appropriate permits under the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and after taking into account any advice or information provided by the Director of Civil Aviation in relation to the safety of the operation of the aircraft at high altitude (see clause 48(1)(b)).

Departmental disclosure statement

The Ministry for Business, Innovation, and Employment considers that a departmental disclosure statement is not required to be prepared for this Supplementary Order Paper.