Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Introduced with the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013, the bill amends the
Marriage Act 1961
  to: provide for a celebrant registration charge to be imposed from 1 July 2013 on Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants who are authorised under the Marriage Celebrants Program to perform marriages; provide for the deregistration of celebrants who do not pay the celebrant registration charge or obtain an exemption; enable the imposition of a registration application fee for prospective celebrants seeking registration; provide for exemptions and the imposition of processing fees for applications for exemptions; remove the requirement for performance reviews every five years of marriage celebrants; and make minor amendments to the Marriage Celebrants Program. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
20 Mar 2013Introduced and read a first time
20 Mar 2013Second reading moved
18 Jun 2013Referred to Federation Chamber
18 Jun 2013Second reading debate
18 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
18 Jun 2013Reported from Federation Chamber
18 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
19 Jun 2013Introduced and read a first time
19 Jun 2013Second reading moved
12 Nov 2013Lapsed at end of Parliament

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