ACT Legislative Assembly


Summary of Bills

2016-2017

No. 5

The Summary of Bills is a synopsis of all bills introduced in the Assembly.

Summary of Bills No 5 -   PDF (144 kb) Word (53 kb)

Summary of Bills of previous Assemblies can be found here


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

* Denotes bills which the Scrutiny Committee had no comment on.

A

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Amendment Bill 2017—Ms Stephen-Smith (Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs)—30 March 2017

This bill will amend the  Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Act 2008 to strengthen the functions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body to consult and provide advice on systemic or whole-of-government issues. The delineation of responsibility between the Elected Body and the ACT Government in the management of operational aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy and service provisions will also be clarified by the amendments. The bill will make amendments in relation to community forums and harmonise the Act with the  Heritage Act 2004.

Scrutiny Report 5

Appropriation Bill 2017-2018—Mr Barr (Treasurer)—6 June 2017

This bill will appropriate money for the purposes of the Territory for the financial year beginning on 1 July 2017.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2017-2018—Mr Barr (Treasurer)—6 June 2017

This bill will appropriate money for expenditure in relation to the Office of the Legislative Assembly and officers of the Assembly for the financial year beginning on 1 July 2017.

C

City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Bill 2017—Mr Barr (Chief Minister)—30 March 2017

This bill will establish a City Renewal Authority and a Suburban Land Agency and outline the role and responsibilities of each entity. The bill will also make consequential amendments to a number of ACT laws as a result of the establishment of the entities.

Scrutiny Report 5; GR in Scrutiny Report 6; Committee comment on GR in Scrutiny Report 6

Commercial Arbitration Bill 2016—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—15 December 2016

This bill will repeal the Commercial Arbitration Act 1986 and replace it with legislation that provides for fair and final resolution of commercial disputes by impartial tribunals without unnecessary delay or expense.

Scrutiny Report 2; GR in Scrutiny Report 4

Co-operatives National Law (ACT) Bill 2017—Mr Rattenbury (Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety)—16 February 2017

This bill will repeal the Cooperatives Act 2002 and replace it with a uniform national law in relation to co‑operatives. The new legislation includes mutual recognition provisions, clarifies governance provisions and reduces reporting provision for smaller co-operatives.

Scrutiny Report 3; GR in Scrutiny Report 4

Crimes (Intimate Image Abuse) Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Hanson—7 June 2017

This bill will amend the Crimes Act 1900 to create a new offence for people who distribute an intimate image of another person without consent.

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2016—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—15 December 2016

This bill will amend a number of Territory laws to improve ACT Policing’s ability to manage the Child Sex Offenders register. The amendments will also address a number of technical issues with robbery and burglary prosecutions and clarify rules for licensed firearms dealers.

Scrutiny Report 2*

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Rattenbury (Minister for Corrections)—14 February 2017

This bill will amend the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005 and the Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005 to retrospectively delegate certain Director-General functions to ACT Corrective Services officers who have responsibility for the supervision of an offender on an Intensive Correction Order.

Scrutiny Report 3

F

Family and Personal Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—16 February 2017

This bill will amend the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991, the Family Violence Act 2016 and the Personal Violence Act 2016 to address a number of procedural issues contained in those Acts and to reduce red tape to facilitate streamlined family violence and personal protection order schemes.

Scrutiny Report 3; GR in Scrutiny Report 4

Firearms Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Gentleman (Minister for Police and Emergency Services)—30 March 2017

This bill will amend the Firearms Act 1996 by reclassifying lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of up to and more than five rounds.

Scrutiny Report 5

G

Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2017—Ms Fitzharris (Minister for Health)—30 March 2017

This bill will amend the  Gene Technology Act 2003 and the  Gene Technology Regulation 2004 to align the ACT’s laws with Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation to ensure a nationally consistent regulatory system for gene technology. The amendments are minor in nature.

Scrutiny Report 5; GR in Scrutiny Report 6

J

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (No 3)—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—15 December 2016

This bill will amend a number of Territory laws within the Justice and Community Safety portfolio to improve the operation of each amended law.

Scrutiny Report 2*

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—30 March 2017

This bill will amend a number of Territory laws within the Justice and Community Safety portfolio to improve the operation of each amended law.

Scrutiny Report 5

L

Lands Acquisition Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Gentleman (Minister for Planning and Land Management)—8 June 2017

This bill will amend the Lands Acquisition Act 1994 to introduce an additional way to facilitate negotiations on the payment of compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land under the Act.

Liquor Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—23 March 2017

This bill will make a number of amendments to the  Liquor Act 2010 and the  Liquor Regulation 2010 to reduce alcohol related harm, improve the administration of the liquor legislation and reduce regulatory burden.

Scrutiny Report 5

P

Planning and Development (Territory Plan Variations) Amendment Bill 2017—Ms Le Couteur—10 May 2017

This bill will amend the Planning and Development Act 2007 to limit the use of technical amendments to technical and procedural matters where there is public opposition to a variation.

Scrutiny Report 6*

Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (No 2)—Mr Gentleman (Minister for Planning and Land Management)—15 December 2016

This bill will make a number of minor policy amendments to the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010, the Planning and Development Regulation 2008 and the Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act 2014. The bill will also make technical and editorial amendments to Territory legislation relating to planning, building and the environment.

Scrutiny Report 2

Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Gentleman (Minister for the Environment and Heritage)—23 March 2017

This bill will make a number of amendments to compliance information requirements contained in the  Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement Act 2012. It will also amend the reporting requirements of the Conservator of Flora and Fauna contained in the  Nature Conservation Act 2014. The bill also makes technical and editorial amendments to Territory legislation relating to planning, building and the environment.

Scrutiny Report 5

R

Red Tape Reduction Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Ramsay (Minister for Regulatory Services)—30 March 2017

This bill will make amendments to a number of Territory laws to reduce red tape. The amendments remove certain administrative burdens for charities and firewood merchants and will decrease the levy charged to small energy utility suppliers. The bill will also introduce a new offence provision for non-compliant licensed agents, removes breed-specific provisions concerning greyhounds and remove certain barriers to those applying for a security employee licence in low risk activities. The bill repeals the  Public Bathing Act 1956 and the  Environment Protection (ACT Firewood) Code of Practice 1999.

Scrutiny Report 5

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (No 2)—Mr Barr (Treasurer)—15 December 2016

This bill will amend Territory laws relating to taxation to implement reforms to the Territory’s revenue collection system.

Scrutiny Report 2

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Barr (Treasurer)—23 March 2017

This bill will amend the  Duties Act 1999, the  Land Tax Act 2004 and the  Rates Act 2004. The amendments will change the method for calculating rates and land tax for residential unit subdivisions, repeal insurance duty legislation and make a technical change to the rebate on rates for pensioners.

Scrutiny Report 5*; Committee considered amendment Scrutiny Report 6

Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment Bill 2017— Mr Rattenbury (Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety)—8 June 2017

This bill will make a number of amendments to Territory laws relating to road transport legislation to support the operation of light rail within the ACT.

S

Statute Law Amendment Bill 2016—Mr Ramsay (Attorney-General)—15 December 2016

This bill will make minor and technical amendments to a number of laws to enhance the Territory’s statute book.

Scrutiny Report 2*

T

Transport Canberra and City Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2016—Ms Fitzharris (Minister for Transport and City Services)—15 December 2016

This bill will make a number of minor and technical amendments to laws administered by the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate including the Domestic Animals Act 2000, the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 and the Public Unleased Land Act 2013.

Scrutiny Report 2*

U

Utilities (Streetlight Network) Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Mr Barr (Treasurer)—11 May 2017

This bill will amend the Electricity Safety Act 1971, the Electricity Safety Regulation 2004 and the Utilities Act 2000 to ensure that the streetlight network is clearly defined and that a clear distinction exists between the streetlight network and electricity distribution network. The bill will also facilitate access to streetlighting assets and clarify the technical standards that apply.

Scrutiny Report 6

Calendar

 Sitting day
 Committee hearing
 Other events

Other formats: HTML PDF iCal

Subscribe to the calendar RSS feed RSS Icon

Social media

Site Map | Copyright and Disclaimer Notice | Privacy Policy
Page last updated on 9 June 2017
2015 Legislative Assembly for the ACT