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A Bill for an Act to impose unmanned aircraft levy, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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Registered 28 Aug 2020
Introduced HR 27 Aug 2020

2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Levy) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to impose unmanned aircraft levy, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

3............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Unmanned aircraft levy                                                                                  4

5............ Imposition of levy............................................................................... 4

6............ Amount of levy................................................................................... 4

Part 3—Other matters                                                                                                         5

7............ Act does not impose levy on property of a State................................. 5

8............ Regulations......................................................................................... 5

 


A Bill for an Act to impose unmanned aircraft levy, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Levy) 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

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the commencement of Schedules 1 and 2 to the Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Model Aircraft—Registration and Accreditation) Regulations 2019.

 

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  Crown to be bound

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

4  Definitions

                   In this Act:

model aircraft has the same meaning as in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

RPA has the same meaning as in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

unmanned aircraft levy means unmanned aircraft levy payable:

                     (a)  on applying under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 for registration of an aircraft (within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Act 1988) as an RPA or as a model aircraft; or

                     (b)  on applying under the Part 101 Manual of Standards (within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998) for permission to operate, or to conduct operations using, an RPA or model aircraft registered under a law of a foreign country.

Part 2Unmanned aircraft levy

  

5  Imposition of levy

                   Unmanned aircraft levy is imposed.

6  Amount of levy

             (1)  The amount of the levy is the amount prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  The amount prescribed:

                     (a)  must not be more than $300; and

                     (b)  may be a nil amount.

Part 3Other matters

  

7  Act does not impose levy on property of a State

             (1)  This Act does not impose a tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.

             (2)  In this section, property of any kind belonging to a State has the same meaning as in section 114 of the Constitution.

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, assume that a reference in section 114 of the Constitution to a State includes a reference to the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

8  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed by the regulations; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.