Supplementary Order Paper No 27

No 27

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Nikki Kaye, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 5

In clause 5, after new section 65H, insert:

Exemptions from RFT schemes

65HA Exemptions from RFT schemes

(1)

The following areas are exempt from inclusion in an RFT scheme by any regional council:

(a)

Great Barrier Island:

(b)

Waiheke Island.

(2)

For the avoidance of doubt, no Minister may recommend that an RFT scheme be established for any area specified in subsection (1).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 5 of the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill to add new section 65HA to the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (the principal Act). This new section makes clear that the Great Barrier Island and Waiheke Island areas are exempt from inclusion in any RFT scheme.

The proposed Regional Fuel Tax scheme for Auckland will be particularly harmful for Great Barrier and Waiheke Island, where residents are already paying significantly more for petrol than other New Zealanders. Petrol on Great Barrier Island currently costs around $3 per litre.