An Act to repeal the Business Licences Act 1990; to amend other Acts and regulations consequentially; and for other purposes.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Business Licences Repeal and Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2001.
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
4 Amendment of Acts and regulations
Each Act and regulation specified in Schedule 1 is amended as set out in that Schedule.
Schedule 1 Amendment of Acts and regulations
 Section 4 Definitions
Omit the definitions of Director of Business Licences and licence.Insert instead of the latter definition:licence means a licence under this Act.
 Section 5 Savings and relationship to other laws
Omit “the Business Licences Act 1990,” from section 5 (3).
 Sections 8, 10, 17, 19, 21 and 27
Omit “authorise the Director of Business Licences to” wherever occurring.
 Section 28 Suspension or cancellation
Omit section 28 (3) (c). Insert instead:(c) surrenders the licence or permit to the Authority.
 Section 40 Evidence
Omit section 40 (3).
 Section 41 Regulations
Insert “and licences” after “for permits” in section 41 (1) (a).
 Schedule 3 Transitional and other provisions
Insert at the end of clause 1 (1):
 Clause 5 Application of Division
Omit the clause.
 Clause 8 Licence fees
Omit “to which this Division applies” from clause 8 (3).
 Section 4 Definitions
Omit the definitions of Director of Business Licences and licence from section 4 (1).Insert instead of the latter definition:licence means a licence granted under section 17.
 Section 6 Approved forms
Omit “(other than an application made to the Director of Business Licences)” from section 6 (1).
 Section 16 Application for grant of licence
Omit section 16 (1). Insert instead:(1) An application for the grant of a licence must:(a) be lodged with the Council, and(b) specify the class or classes of repair work in respect of which the application is made, and(c) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
 Section 17 Disposal of applications
Omit section 17 (5).
 Section 18 Refusal of application for grant of licence
Omit section 18 (4).
 Section 18A Grant of approval for licence
Omit “authorise the Director of Business Licences to” from section 18A (1) and (4) wherever occurring.
 Section 18A (5)
Omit the subsection.
 Section 19 Form of licence
Omit “A licence must:”. Insert instead:A licence is to be in the form approved by the Council and must:(a) specify the date of issue of the licence,
 Section 20 Amendment of licence
Omit section 20 (2). Insert instead:(2) An application referred to in subsection (1) is to be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
 Section 20 (3)
Omit “However, the application”. Insert instead “An application”.
 Section 20A Transfer of licence if partners change
Omit “under the Business Licences Act 1990 of the holder of a licence, authorise the Director of Business Licences to” from section 20A (1).Insert instead “of the holder of a licence,”.
 Section 21
Omit the section. Insert instead:21 Duration of licence and annual fee(1) A licence has effect on and from the date of issue of the licence.(2) Except while it is suspended, a licence continues in force until it is duly surrendered, cancelled or revoked or ceases to have effect under subsection (5).(3) The prescribed fee in respect of a licence is payable annually on or before the anniversary of the date of issue of the licence in the year concerned.(4) A person whose licence is suspended continues to be liable to pay the prescribed fee and to supply information under this Act, but is not otherwise taken to be the holder of the licence (except for the purpose of its surrender).(5) If the prescribed fee in respect of a licence is not paid in accordance with subsection (3), the licence ceases to have effect immediately following the anniversary concerned.(6) When a licence ceases to have effect under subsection (5) or is suspended, the person who was or is the holder of the licence is to deliver it promptly to the Council.Maximum penalty (subsection (6)): 2 penalty units.
 Section 34 Notice of refusal
Omit section 34 (5) and (6).
 Section 35
Omit the section. Insert instead:35 Surrender of licence or certificate(1) A holder of a licence or certificate may surrender it by delivering it to the Council with a notification in writing that the licence or certificate, as the case requires, is surrendered.(2) However, the holder of a licence or certificate on whom notice to show cause has been served under section 45 (1) or (4) (whether before, on or after the commencement of this subsection) may not surrender the licence or certificate concerned unless the Council has made a determination under section 48 in relation to each matter to which the notice relates.
 Section 36
Omit the section. Insert instead:36 Refund of feesIf:(a) an application for a licence or certificate or for the amendment of a licence is withdrawn, or(b) a licence or certificate is surrendered, revoked or suspended, orthe Council may refund to the applicant or the holder of the licence or certificate, or to any other person who appears to the Council to be entitled to such a refund, the whole or any part of the fee that has been paid by the applicant or holder of the licence or certificate.(c) the regulations so provide in relation to a licence or certificate,
 Section 37 Duplicate licence or certificate
Insert “licence or” before “certificate” wherever occurring.
 Section 38 Registers of licences and certificates
Omit section 38 (2) and (2A). Insert instead:(2) Each register referred to in subsection (1) is to be kept by the Council in a form determined by the Council.(2A) The Council may cause to be made such alterations to the register as are necessary to ensure that the matters recorded in respect of any licence or certificate are accurate.
 Section 38 (5)
Omit the subsection.
 Section 39 False or misleading statements in applications
Insert “licence or” before “certificate”.
 Section 50 Appeals
Omit section 50 (13).
 Section 58
Omit the section.
 Section 61 General Fund
Insert “before the repeal of that Act by the Business Licences Repeal and Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2001” after “Business Licences Act 1990” in section 61 (1) (a).
 Section 89 Regulations
Insert “and fees” after “applications” in section 89 (1) (a).
 Schedule 5 Savings and transitional provisions
Insert at the end of clause 1 (1) of Schedule 5:
Clause 13 Fees
Omit clause 13 (2). Insert instead:(2) The following fees are prescribed for the purposes of the Act:(a) $478 for an application for a licence made under section 16 (1) of the Act, except as provided by paragraph (b),(b) $229 for an application for a licence made under section 16 (1) of the Act if the application for the licence:(i) is made by the holder of a previous licence (whether for the same premises as those the subject of the previous licence or for other premises), and(ii) is made within 12 months after the surrender or expiry of the previous licence,(c) $53 for an application to amend a licence, as referred to in section 20 of the Act, but only if an inspection of the place of business concerned is required,(d) $148 for the annual fee for a licence, as referred to in section 21 (3) of the Act.
 Clause 64 Proprietor’s authorities
Omit clause 64 (3). Insert instead:(3) A proprietor’s authority includes a licence under the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act 1980 and a licence under the Dangerous Goods Act 1975.
 Clause 64 (4) (c)
Omit clause 64 (4) (c). Insert instead:(c) is (except in the case of a proprietor’s authority that is a licence under the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act 1980 or the Dangerous Goods Act 1975) to be granted, issued or refused (as the case requires) by the Authority, and if granted or issued, to be in the manner and form approved by the Authority, and
 Clause 64 (5)
Omit “referred to in subclause (3) (b)”.
 Clause 69 Notification of decisions by Authority
Omit clause 69 (2) and (8).
 Clause 69 (7)
Omit “This subclause does not apply to a proprietor’s authority that is a component licence of a master licence under the Business Licences Act 1990.”.
Schedule 1 Minor amendments
Omit the matter relating to the Business Licences Act 1990.