An Act to amend the Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017, the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014, the Traffic Regulation 1962 and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 for particular purposes
The Parliament of Queensland enacts—
This Act may be cited as the Transport Legislation (Disability Parking and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2019.
(1)Part 2 commences on 1 July 2020.(2)The following provisions commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation—(b)sections 15(1), 16 and 17.
Part 2 Amendment of Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017
This part amends the Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017.
4Amendment of s 8 (Modification of particular terms in Rail Safety National Law for this jurisdiction)
Section 8(2) and (4)—
Part 3 Amendment of State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014
This part amends the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014.
6Amendment of sch 1 (Infringement notice offences and fines for nominated laws)
Schedule 1, entry for Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009, entry for section 203(1), column 2, ‘2’—
Part 4 Amendment of Traffic Regulation 1962
This part amends the Traffic Regulation 1962.
8Amendment of s 60 (Eligibility for disability parking permit)
(1)Section 60, heading, ‘Eligibility’—
Criteria(2)Section 60(1) and (2)—
omit, insert—(1)For section 111(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, the criterion for a specified vehicle is that it has a GVM of not more than 4.5t.(3)Section 60(3)—
insert—blind, in relation to a person, means having a visual defect, or a combination of visual defects, that result in permanent or temporary visual loss for the person that is, or is equivalent to—(a)visual acuity of less than 6/60 in both eyes, assessed using the Snellen scale after correction by suitable lenses; or(b)the constriction of the person’s field of vision to 10 degrees or less of the arc around central fixation in the person’s better eye, regardless of corrected visual acuity.(a)an inability to walk resulting in the need to always use a wheelchair; or(b)a severe restriction in the ability to walk because of a permanent medical condition or disability; or(c)a severe restriction in the ability to walk because of a temporary medical condition or disability.ophthalmologist means a person who holds specialist registration under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law in the specialty of ophthalmology.optometrist means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise, other than as a student, in the optometry profession.(a)in relation to visual loss—means of at least 6 months duration as certified by a doctor, ophthalmologist or optometrist; or
9Amendment of s 61 (Application for permit)
Section 61(2), ‘person mentioned in section 60(1)(a)(i) or (ii)’—
10Amendment of s 62 (Deciding the application)
(1)Section 62(2) and (3)—
omit.(2)Section 62(4), ‘Despite subsection (2) or (3), the’—
renumber as section 62(2).
11Amendment of s 64 (Duration of permit)
(1)Section 64(1), ‘person mentioned in section 60(1)(a)(i) or (ii)’—
omit, insert—(2)Section 64(2), ‘person mentioned in section 60(1)(a)(iii)’—
12Amendment of s 65 (Standard conditions)
(1)Section 65(2), ‘persons mentioned in section 60(1)(a)’—
persons with a disability(2)Section 65(3)—
Part 5 Amendment of Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995
This part amends the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
14Amendment of s 17B (Granting, renewing or refusing approval)
Section 17B(3), definition grant, after ‘issue’—
15Amendment of s 18 (Grounds for amending, suspending or cancelling approvals)
omit, insert—(f)for a permit under section 111(1)(a)—the holder is no longer a person with a disability within the meaning of that section;(2)Section 18(1)—
insert—(s)any other ground prescribed by regulation.
16Replacement of s 111 (Parking permits for people with disabilities)
omit, insert—(1)The chief executive may give a parking permit to—(a)a person with a disability; or(b)an organisation for a specified vehicle if the chief executive is satisfied—(i)the organisation transports in the vehicle persons with a disability; and(ii)the vehicle meets the criteria prescribed by regulation.(2)The chief executive may give the parking permit subject to conditions stated in the permit.(3)A regulation may prescribe standard conditions for parking permits given under this section.
17Insertion of new ch 7, pt 24
insert—(1)A permit issued under former section 111 that is in effect immediately before the commencement is taken to be a permit given under new section 111.
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