Motor Car Amendment (No. 5) Act 1997

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Motor Car Amendment (No. 5) Act 1997
MOTOR CAR AMENDMENT (NO. 5) ACT 1997

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BERMUDA
1997 : 31

MOTOR CAR AMENDMENT (NO. 5) ACT 1997

[Date of Assent 16 December 1997]

[Operative Date 16 December 1997]

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Motor Car Act
1951:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Citation
1 This Act which amends the Motor Car Act 1951 (hereinafter
referred to as "the principal Act") may be cited as the Motor Car
Amendment (No. 5) Act 1997.

Amends section 2 of principal Act
2 Section 2 of the principal Act is amended—

(a) by deleting the definition of the expression "public
service vehicle" and substituting the following—

""public service vehicle" means an omnibus, a
motor taxi an airport limousine or a purpose-
built public service vehicle;

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"purpose-built public service vehicle" means a
motor car referred to in the proviso to section
10(1)";".

Amends section 10 of principal Act
3 Section 10 of the principal Act is amended in paragraph (b) of
the proviso to subsection (1)—

(a) in sub-paragraph (ii), by deleting the full stop at the end
of that sub-paragraph and substituting the words
"; and";

(b) by inserting next after sub-paragraph (ii) the following—

"(iii) a purpose-built public service vehicle.";
and

(c) by deleting subsection (6) and substituting the
following—

" (6) In this section and in section 62A—

(a) "purpose-built motor car" means a
motor car—

(i) which is constructed or adapted
to accommodate a wheelchair;

(ii) the length of which does not
exceed 180 inches and the
width of which does not exceed
73 inches; and

(iii) the owner of which satisfies the
Minister that the motor car is
intended to be used, wholly or
partly, for the transportation of
a person with a physical
disability of such a nature and
extent that it is necessary for
that person to use a
wheelchair."; and

(b) "purpose-built public service vehicle"
means a motor car—

(i) which is constructed or adapted
to accommodate a wheelchair;

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(ii) the length of which does not
exceed 200 inches and the
width of which does not exceed
76 inches; and

(iii) the owner of which satisfies the
Minister that the motor car is
intended to be used, for hire or
reward, wholly or partly, for the
transportation of persons with
physical disability of such a
nature and extent that it is
necessary for them to use
wheelchairs, and persons
having the care of such
persons.".

Amends section 62A of principal Act
4 Section 62A of the principal Act is amended by deleting
subsection (1) and substituting the following—

" (1) Where an application is made to him for the
purpose, the Minister may, in his absolute discretion, grant—

(a) to a person with a physical disability as defined
in subsection (5)(a);

(b) to a person or body that provides free of charge
transportation services to a person with a
physical disability as defined in subsection
(5)(b);

(c) to a person who holds a licence and is registered
as the owner of a purpose-built motor car, or a
purpose-built public service vehicle, within the
meaning of those expressions in section 10,

exemption from the payment of duty in respect of the licensing
or registration of a motor car.".