Supplementary Order Paper No 205

No 205

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Levy) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Tracey Martin, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 4

In clause 4, replace “2021” (page 2, line 2) with “2024”.

Clause 8

In clause 8(2), new clause 25A(1), replace “in respect of” (page 3, line 8) with “for”.

In clause 8(2), after new clause 25A (page 3, after line 33), insert:

25B New Zealand Defence Force property exempt from levy

Despite clause 25, a levy is not payable for property that is insured—

(a)

against fire under any contract of fire insurance made in New Zealand; and

(b)

by, and for the purposes of, the New Zealand Defence Force.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Levy) Amendment Bill (the Bill). The Bill amends the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (the Act).

The amendment to clause 4 extends the date on which sections 80 to 140 of the Act come into force. The date is extended from 1 July 2021 to 1 July 2024. The amendment has the effect of postponing the new levy system set out in sections 80 to 140 of the Act. The transitional levy system (set out in Schedule 1 of the Act) that currently applies will remain in force until 1 July 2024 or an earlier date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

The amendment to clause 8 exempts from levy property insured by and for the purposes of the New Zealand Defence Force. The exemption starts on 1 July 2019 and applies under the transitional levy system.

Departmental disclosure statement

The Departmental of Internal Affairs is required to prepare a disclosure statement to assist with the scrutiny of this Supplementary Order Paper. The disclosure statement provides access to information about any material policy changes to the Bill and identifies any new significant or unusual legislative features of the Bill as amended.

Regulatory impact assessments

The Department of Internal Affairs produced regulatory impact assessments on 18 July 2017 and 27 February 2019 to help inform the new policy decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this SOP.