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Have Your Say On The Fire And Emergency New Zealand (Levy) Amendment Bill

Published: Thu 29 Sep 2022 09:50 AM
This bill would make changes to the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017. It aims to simplify the implementation of the insurance-based levy framework for Fire and Emergency New Zealand. The levy is insurance based, which means that insurance policyholders are charged a levy based on the type and amount of insurance they have.
The bill would make the following changes to the levy regime:
· The Fire and Emergency levy would be charged on contracts of insurance for fire damage rather than contracts of insurance for material damage.
· The bill would change the basis for calculating the levy from the amount insured to the sum insured in contracts for fire damage.
· The bill would clarify how the levy applies to motor vehicle insurance.
· The commencement date of the regime would change from 1 July 2024 to 1 July 2026 or by an earlier date set by Order in Council.Tell the Governance and Administration Committee what you think
Make a submission on the bill by 11.59pm on Tuesday, 25 October 2022.For more details about the bill:
· Read the full content of the bill
· Get more details about the bill
· Follow the committee’s Facebook page for updates

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