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A Bill for an Act to amend the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983, and for related purposes
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Registered 28 Aug 2020
Introduced HR 27 Aug 2020
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2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                    3

Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983                                     3

Part 2—Application provision                                                                                  5

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Act 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments

Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983

1  After subsection 6(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If:

                     (a)  an application is made for a receiver licence for a period exceeding 12 months; and

                     (b)  when the application is made, the licence is covered by a determination under subsection (1B);

tax is imposed on the issue of the licence for the period the licence is in force.

          (1B)  The ACMA may, by legislative instrument, determine one or more classes of receiver licence for the purposes of subsection (1A).

          (1C)  If:

                     (a)  an application is made for a receiver licence for a period exceeding 12 months; and

                     (b)  when the application is made, the licence is covered by a determination under subsection (1D);

tax is imposed on:

                     (c)  the issue of the licence; and

                     (d)  each anniversary of the day the licence came into force occurring during the period the licence is in force.

          (1D)  The ACMA may, by legislative instrument, determine one or more classes of receiver licence for the purposes of subsection (1C).

2  Subsection 6(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a person applies for a receiver licence for a period exceeding 12 months; and

                     (b)  when the application is made, the licence is not covered by a determination under subsection (1B) or (1D);

the person must elect, in the application for the licence, that either subsection (2) or (3) is to apply in respect of the licence.

Part 2Application provision

3  Application—section 6 of the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983

            The amendments of section 6 of the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a receiver licence if the application for the licence is made after the commencement of this item.