An Act to amend the Rice Marketing Act 1983 with respect to the constitution and procedure of the Rice Marketing Board and the sale or supply of rice outside Australia.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Rice Marketing Amendment Act 2007.
This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
3 Amendment of Rice Marketing Act 1983 No 176
The Rice Marketing Act 1983 is amended as set out in Schedule 1.
4 Repeal of Act
(1) This Act is repealed on the day following the day on which this Act commences.(2) The repeal of this Act does not, because of the operation of section 30 of the Interpretation Act 1987, affect any amendment made by this Act.
Schedule 1 Amendments
 Section 11 Constitution of board
Omit section 11 (4). Insert instead:(4) A board is to consist of 3 elected members and 4 nominated members.
 Section 12 Variation of total number of elected members
Omit the section.
 Section 51A Conditions of appointment as authorised buyer
Insert after section 51A (2):(2A) An approval under subsection (2) may not authorise the sale or supply, during any period, of any commodity purchased by an authorised buyer if:(a) another approval under that subsection authorises the sale or supply, during the same period, of the same kind of commodity purchased by some other authorised buyer, and(b) the board has given a written undertaking to the other authorised buyer that it will not give another approval in respect of the sale or supply of that commodity during that period.
 Section 51B
Insert after section 51A:51B General prohibition on sale or supply of commodities outside Australia(1) A person who sells or supplies any commodity to a person outside Australia is guilty of an offence.Maximum penalty: 2,000 penalty units.(2) This section does not apply to the sale or supply of a commodity to a person outside Australia pursuant to a written approval under section 51A (2).(3) This section applies only in relation to the sale or supply of rice grown in New South Wales, being the commodity in respect of which the Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales is constituted.
 Section 127 Annual meetings of authorities
Omit section 127 (2). Insert instead:(2) An authority’s annual meeting must be held within 6 months after the end of its financial accounting period or within such further period as may be directed by the Minister.
 Section 156 Proceedings for offences
Insert “or 51B (1)” after “section 51A (6)” in section 156 (1B).
 Section 165
Insert after section 164:165 Review of Act(1) The Minister is to review this Act to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.(2) The review is to be undertaken as soon as possible after the period of 2 years from the date of assent to the Rice Marketing Amendment Act 2007.(3) A report on the outcome of the review is to be tabled in each House of Parliament within 12 months after the end of the period of 2 years.
 Schedule 3 Provisions relating to procedure of authorities
Omit “one shall in the case of a board be a nominated member” from clause 2 (1).Insert instead “at least 2, in the case of a board, must be nominated members”.
 Schedule 6 Special provisions relating to Rice Marketing Board
Insert at the end of the Schedule:8 Chairperson of the Board(1) The Chairperson of the Board is to be elected from among the nominated members of the Board.(2) This clause commences on the first day after the commencement of the Rice Marketing Amendment Act 2007 on which there is a vacancy in the office of Chairperson.