Supplementary Order Paper No 138

No 138

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Alcohol Reform Bill

Proposed amendments to SOP No 132

Phil Twyford, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 2

After the amendment to subclause (1), insert:

  • (1A) Sections 80 to 92 come into force 3 months after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

In the amendment to subclause (2), replace 80 to 96 with 93 to 96.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 132 to the Alcohol Reform Bill to enable territorial authorities to commence work immediately on their local alcohol policies with sufficient time for the holders of licences to prepare for the changes these might require in their particular localities.

Many councils do not want to see a delay of 12 months before the legislative framework for local alcohol policies comes into force. This has been well signalled in the previous proposed legislation of 2008, which provided for local alcohol policies and which was discarded by the House after the 2008 election.