Authorising the charging of fees and levies
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Should there be a special process in connection with prescribing the fee or levy?
Legislation should identify any procedural requirements that must be satisfied in connection with the fee or levy.
In some cases, it will be appropriate for the Act to set out specific procedural requirements that must be satisfied before a fee or levy is prescribed.
It may be desirable for the Minister responsible for the empowering Act to consult with existing and potential users of the service, industry groups, or the public more generally before recommending regulations to prescribe a new fee or levy.
In some cases, it may be appropriate for a significant levy to be subject to a confirmation process (under which regulations lapse at an identified time unless confirmed earlier by an Act).