STANDING ORDERS CHAPTER 10

 FINANCIAL PROCEDURES

87 Introduction of finance bills

 

After an Appropriation Bill or a Supply Bill has been introduced to the House, it may be ordered to be read a second time immediately after being read a first time.

88 Appropriation proposals to be recommended

 

(1)

A proposal to appropriate public money cannot proceed without a message from the Governor to the House in the same session recommending the appropriation.

 

(2)

A bill which requires a message from the Governor, except for an Appropriation or Supply Bill, may be introduced and proceeded with before the message is announced.

89 Limitation on amendments increasing appropriation

 

No amendment can be moved which would increase the amount of money to be appropriated from that proposed in the bill, unless a further message is received from the Governor.

90 Proposing a tax

 

Only a minister may:

 

(1)

Propose the imposition of a tax, rate, duty or impost, or an increase or alteration of its incidence.

 

(2)

Move an amendment to increase or extend the incidence of a charge in a proposal made under paragraph (1) -- provided that any member may move such an amendment if the charge does not exceed the charge already authorised by any Act.

91 Divisions in schedule to Appropriation Bill

 

An Appropriation Bill must contain a schedule which includes the same divisions, sub-divisions and items as are used in the Treasurer's Annual Estimates of Expenditure. During consideration in detail, each division in the schedule must be considered in the order shown in the schedule.

92 Presentation of Appropriation Bills

 

The Speaker must, without delay, present the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill to the Governor for the royal assent.

93 Council's powers to impose fees

 

When any pecuniary penalty, forfeiture or fee is authorised, imposed, appropriated, regulated, varied or removed by any:

 

(1)

Bill received from the Council; or

 

(2)

Amendments to a bill returned to the House by the Council --

 

the House does not insist on its privileges when: [5]

 

(a)

The object of the pecuniary penalty or forfeiture is to secure the execution of the Act or the punishment or prevention of offences; or

 

(b)

The fees are imposed in respect of benefit taken, or service rendered under the Act, and in order to secure the execution of the Act, and are not made payable into the Treasury, or in aid of the public revenue, and do not form the ground of public accounting by the parties receiving the same, either in respect of deficit or surplus; or

 

(c)

The bill is a private bill for a local or personal Act.