1993 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 35th Parliament
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HONOURABLE GLEN CLARK
MINISTER OF FINANCE AND
CORPORATE RELATIONS

BILL 4 -- 1993

BUDGET MEASURES IMPLEMENTATION ACT, 1993

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

 
Motor Fuel Tax Act

1 Section 1 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act, S.B.C. 1985, c. 76, is amended

(a) in the definition of "gasoline" by striking out "leaded gasoline,", and

(b) by repealing the definition of "leaded gasoline".

2 Section 2 (2) is amended

(a) by striking out "or leaded gasoline" wherever it appears, and

(b) by striking out "applicable".

3 Section 4 is amended

(a) by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

(1) A person who is a purchaser of gasoline shall pay to the government, at the time of purchase, tax on the gasoline at the rate of 10 per litre. , and

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "or leaded gasoline" and "applicable".

4 Section 8 (e) is amended by striking out "1.1" and substituting "1.9".

5 Section 11 is amended by striking out ", leaded gasoline" wherever it appears.

 
Sustainable Environment Fund Act

6 Section 1 of the Sustainable Environment Fund Act, S.B.C. 1990, c. 27, is amended by repealing the definition of "committee".

7 Section 4 is amended

(a) by adding "and" at the end of paragraph (g) and repealing paragraphs (g.1), (h) and (i), and

(b) by repealing subsection (2).

8 Section 5 is repealed and the following substituted:

Expenditures

5 The Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks may pay money out of the fund for initiatives to reduce and manage solid, liquid, hazardous and atmospheric waste and for other environmental protection and environmental renewal initiatives.

 
Tobacco Tax Act

9 Section 2 of the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, is amended

(a) in subsection (1.2) by striking out "10.5" and substituting "11", and

(b) in subsection (1.6) by striking out "8" and substituting "8.4".

Commencement

10 (1) Sections 1 to 5 shall be deemed to have come into force April 1, 1993 and are retroactive to the extent necessary to give them effect on and after that date.

(2) Section 9 shall be deemed to have come into force on March 31, 1993 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.

 
Explanatory Notes

 
Motor Fuel Tax Act

SECTIONS1, 2 and 3: remove references to leaded gasoline from sections 1, 2 and 4 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act.

SECTION 4: increases the tax on natural gas used or purchased for use in a stationary internal combustion engine at a compressor station of a gas pipeline or a pumping station of an oil pipeline under section 8 (e) of the Motor Fuel Tax Act from 1.1 to 1.9 per 810.32 litres.

SECTION 5: removes references to leaded gasoline from section 11 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act.

 
Sustainable Environment Fund Act

SECTION 6: repeals a definition in section 1 of the Sustainable Environment Fund Act that is no longer necessary.

SECTION 7: repeals provisions in section 4 of the Sustainable Environment Fund Act relating to revenue sources that will no longer be part of the Sustainable Environment Fund.

SECTION 8: repeals and replaces section 5 of the Sustainable Environment Fund Act to restrict expenditure out of the Sustainable Environment Fund.

 
Tobacco Tax Act

SECTION 9: increases the tax payable, under section 2 of the Tobacco Tax Act, on cigarettes by .5 for each cigarette purchased and on loose tobacco by .4 for each gram of loose tobacco purchased.


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