Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Amendment Regulations (No. 4) 2021
I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 .13 September 2021
By Her Excellency's Command,
MICHAEL DARREL JOSEPH FERGUSON
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
These regulations may be cited as the Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Amendment Regulations (No. 4) 2021 .
These regulations take effect on 1 October 2021.
In these regulations, the Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2021 are referred to as the Principal Regulations.
4. Regulation 136 amended (Vehicle inspection program for certain vehicles)
Regulation 136(5) of the Principal Regulations is amended by omitting paragraphs (d) , (e) and (f) and substituting the following paragraphs:
5. Regulation 168A inserted
After regulation 168 of the Principal Regulations , the following regulation is inserted in Part 10:(1) In this regulation hire and drive passenger service has the same meaning as in the Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 ;registration payment means, in relation to a relevant vehicle (a) each applicable schedule fee for the registration, or the renewal of the registration, for the vehicle; and(b) if a number plate or number plates are to be issued in respect of the vehicle the applicable schedule fee, if any, for the issue of the number plate or number plates; and(c) the road safety levy payable in respect of the vehicle, if any;relevant period means the 2-year period commencing on 1 July 2021;relevant vehicle means a light vehicle, other than a trailer or agricultural machine, that (a) is used to provide a hire and drive passenger service; and(b) uses one or more electric motors for propulsion; and(c) is fuelled from a hydrogen fuel cell, an off-vehicle electrical power source, a battery or an electric generator; and(d) is not fitted with an internal combustion engine that provides either propulsion or a fuel source for an electric propulsion system.(2) Subject to subregulation (4) , each registration payment due in respect of a vehicle during the relevant period is waived if, at the time at which the registration payment is due (a) the vehicle is a relevant vehicle that is being used to provide a hire and drive passenger service; and(b) the person providing that hire and drive passenger service is accredited under the Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 to provide such a service.(3) If a registration payment that is waived under subregulation (2) in respect of a relevant vehicle is paid, the amount so paid is to be remitted to the registered operator of the vehicle.(4) The Registrar may require the registered operator of a relevant vehicle to pay the registration payment, that was waived under subregulation (2) in respect of the vehicle, if the Registrar is satisfied that the vehicle ceased to be used as part of a hire and drive passenger service within the 6-month period after the registration payment was waived.
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Notified in the Gazette on 22 September 2021
These regulations are administered in the Department of State Growth.
(This note is not part of the regulation)These regulations amend the Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2021 by