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CHOICE OF LAW (LIMITATION PERIODS) BILL 1996

       Queensland




   CHOICE OF LAW
(LIMITATION PERIODS)
      BILL 1996

 


 

Queensland CHOICE OF LAW (LIMITATION PERIODS) BILL 1996 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section Page 1 Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 Characterisation of limitation laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6 Exercise of discretion under limitation law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7 Regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 8 Amendment of Limitation of Actions Act 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 AMENDMENT OF LIMITATION OF ACTIONS ACT 1974

 


 

 

1996 A BILL FOR An Act about limitation periods for choice of law purposes

 


 

s1 4 s4 Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) The Parliament of Queensland enacts-- 1 title 2 Short 1. This Act may be cited as the Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) Act 3 1996. 4 5 Commencement 2. This Act commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation. 6 7 Application 3.(1) This Act applies to a cause of action that arose before the 8 commencement of this Act but does not apply to a proceeding started 9 before the commencement. 10 (2) This Act does not apply to New Zealand until it is declared under a 11 regulation to apply. 12 (3) If-- 13 (a) the substantive law of New Zealand is to govern a claim before a 14 court of the State; and 15 (b) a proceeding on the claim is started before the declaration takes 16 effect; 17 this Act does not apply to the proceeding. 18 19 Definitions 4. In this Act-- 20 "court" includes arbitrator. 21

 


 

s5 5 s8 Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) "limitation law" means a law that provides for the limitation or exclusion 1 of any liability or the barring of a right of action for a claim by 2 reference to the time when a proceeding on, or the arbitration of, the 3 claim is started. 4 "relevant place" means another State, a Territory or New Zealand. 5 of limitation laws 6 Characterisation 5. If the substantive law of a relevant place is to govern a claim before a 7 court of the State, a limitation law of the relevant place is to be regarded as 8 part of that substantive law and applied accordingly by the court. 9 of discretion under limitation law 10 Exercise 6. If a court of the State exercises a discretion conferred under a 11 limitation law of a relevant place, the discretion, as far as practicable, is to be 12 exercised in the way in which it is exercised in comparable cases by the 13 courts of the relevant place. 14 power 15 Regulation-making 7. The Governor in Council may make regulations under this Act. 16 of Limitation of Actions Act 1974 17 Amendment 8. The schedule amends the Limitation of Actions Act 1974. 18 19

 


 

6 Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) CHEDULE 1 S AMENDMENT OF LIMITATION OF ACTIONS ACT 2 1974 3 section 8 4 1. Section 5(1), definitions "personal estate" and "personal property", 5 and "trust" and "trustee"-- 6 omit. 7 2. Section 5(1)-- 8 insert-- 9 ` "personal estate" does not include chattels real. 10 "personal property" does not include chattels real. 11 "trust" has the meaning given by the Trusts Act 1973. 12 "trustee" has the meaning given by the Trusts Act 1973.'. 13 3. Section 7, `This Act does not apply'-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 `Subject to section 43A, this Act does not apply'. 16 4. Section 10A(5)-- 17 omit. 18 5. Section 10A(6)-- 19 renumber as section 10A(5). 20

 


 

7 Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) SCHEDULE (continued) 6. Section 30(c) and (d)-- 1 omit, insert-- 2 `(c) a fact is not within the means of knowledge of a person at a 3 particular time if, but only if-- 4 (i) the person does not know the fact at that time; and 5 (ii) as far as the fact is able to be found out by the person--the 6 person has taken all reasonable steps to find out the fact 7 before that time.'. 8 7. Section 30-- 9 insert-- 10 `(2) In this section-- 11 "appropriate advice", in relation to facts, means the advice of competent 12 persons qualified in their respective fields to advise on the medical, 13 legal and other aspects of the facts.'. 14 8. Part 4, after section 43-- 15 insert-- 16 `Characterisation of limitation laws 17 `43A.(1) In this section-- 18 "limitation law" means a law (including, but not limited to, this Act) that 19 provides for the limitation or exclusion of any liability or the barring of 20 a right of action for a claim by reference to the time when a proceeding 21 on, or the arbitration of, the claim is started. 22 `(2) A limitation law of the State is to be regarded as part of the 23 substantive law of the State. 24

 


 

8 Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) SCHEDULE (continued) `(3) This section applies to a cause of action that arose before the 1 commencement of this section but does not apply to a proceeding started 2 before the commencement.'. 3 4 State of Queensland 1996

 


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