Report No. 24, 57th Parliament - State Penalties Enforcement (Modernisation) Amendment Bill 2022

Committee’s report

The committee tabled Report No. 24, 57th Parliament - State Penalties Enforcement (Modernisation) Amendment Bill 2022 on 6 May 2022. The Bill was passed on 24 May 2022.

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Debate of the Bill in Parliament: Transcript 24 May 2022 (pages 1227-1242; 1253-1270)

The debate can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts.

About the Bill 

On Thursday 17 March 2022, Hon Cameron Dick MP, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, introduced the State Penalties Enforcement (Modernisation) Amendment Bill 2022 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Economics and Governance Committee for detailed consideration.   

View:Introductory Speech
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View:Statement of compatibility


Objectives of the Bill

The bill proposes to amend the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999, the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014 and the State Penalties Enforcement Amendment Act 2017 to: 

  • implement an integrated approach to managing fines for camera-detected offences and tolling offences, with functions centralised in a single agency – the Queensland Revenue Office
  • provide a framework for the earlier registration of unpaid infringement notices with the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for enforcement
  • make miscellaneous amendments to modernise the operation of the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999 and support the effective administration of SPER.

The bill also proposes to:

  • make consequential amendments to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 and the Traffic Regulation 1962 on account of the integrated approach to fines management
  • amend the Land Tax Act 2010 to ensure that trustees of Special Disability Trusts are subject to the higher tax-free threshold and lower land tax rates that apply to individuals
  • amend the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 to provide stable funding for the Residential Tenancies Authority and ensure security of residential bonds on behalf of Queensland tenants
  • modernise the confidentiality provisions in the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999 and the Taxation Administration Act 2001.

Call for submissions 

Submissions closed on 4 April 2022.  Submissions can be accessed under the “View Submissions” tab above.


Submissions closed:Monday 4 April 2022 at 5pm
Public briefing:Monday 28 March 2022 (11:45am - 12:30pm) - program - broadcast - transcript
Public hearing(s):Tuesday 19 April 2022 (10:30am - 12:10pm) - program - broadcast - transcript
Report due date:Friday 6 May 2022 - report


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