Supplementary Order Paper No 17

No 17

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Michael Wood, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

New clause 24B

Before clause 25 (page 14, before line 30), insert:

24B Section 191 amended (Maritime levies)

After section 191(2)(b), insert:

(c)

the facilitation of, or support for, seafarer welfare services.

Clause 41A

After clause 41A(2) (page 23, after line 6), insert:

(2A)

In section 9(1), after “users of pleasure craft (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994)”, insert “and users of aircraft in recreational aviation”.

(2B)

After section 9(1)(c), insert:

(ca)

recreational aviation safety and safety awareness activities and services; and

(cb)

aviation safety services that benefit recreational aviation; and

(2C)

In section 9(1)d), replace “(c)” with (cb).

(2D)

After section 9(5), insert:

(6)

In subsection (1), recreational aviation means the use of aircraft for private sport and recreation operations, including flight training.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill.

New clause 24B amends section 191 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, which relates to maritime levies. The effect of the amendment is that maritime levies imposed under section 191 may be used to provide funding for the facilitation of, or support for, seafarer welfare services.

The provisions added to clause 41A amend section 9 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003. Section 9(1) of that Act provides that the Crown may incur expenses or capital expenditure up to the amount of excise duty and excise-equivalent duty estimated to have been paid by users of pleasure craft in that financial year to spend on the various purposes set out in section 9(1). Those purposes relate to search and rescue and recreational boating safety. The amendments provide that—

  • expenditure may be incurred up to an amount that takes in not only the amount of relevant excise duty estimated to have been paid by users of pleasure craft but also the amount paid by users of aircraft in recreational aviation; and

  • that expenditure may be incurred for the uses specified in new section 9(1)(ca) and (cb), which relates to recreational aviation safety (see clause 41A(2B)).

Departmental disclosure statement

The Ministry of Transport 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.