Bill of the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2015
D.R. 25/2015; Federal Bill
17 June 2015 | Source: Parliament

A BILL

Intituled

An Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act 1999.

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ENACTED by the Parliament of Malaysia as follows:

Short title and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2015.

(2) This Act comes into operation on a date to be appointed by the Minister by notification in the Gazette.

Amendment of section 99

2. The Consumer Protection Act 1999 [Act 599], which is referred to as the "principal Act" in this Act, is amended in subsection 99(1) by inserting after paragraph (c) the following paragraph:

"(ca) which may be lodged by a consumer relating to aviation service as defined in the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 [Act ...];".

Saving and transitional provisions

3. (1) Any proceeding under section 97 of the principal Act in relation to a consumer claim relating to aviation service which is pending immediately before the date of coming into operation of this Act shall, after the date of coming into operation of this Act, be continued as if section 99 of the principal Act had not been amended by this Act.

(2) Any consumer claim relating to aviation service which may be lodged under section 97 of the principal Act shall, upon the date of coming into operation of this Act, be dealt with under the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015.

(3) Any right, obligation, liability, penalty or award acquired, imposed, accrued, incurred or made under the principal Act in relation to a consumer claim relating to aviation service shall not be affected by this Act and shall continue to remain in force as if section 99 of the principal Act had not been amended by this Act.

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

This Bill seeks to amend the Consumer Protection Act 1999 ("Act 599").

2. Clause 1 contains the short title and the provision on commencement of the proposed Act.

3. Clause 2 seeks to introduce a new paragraph (ca) into subsection 99(1) of Act 599 to limit the jurisdiction of the Tribunal for Consumer Claims in respect of any claim by a consumer relating to aviation service as defined in the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 [Act ...]. Consumer claim relating to aviation service will now be dealt with by the Malaysian Aviation Commission under the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015.

4. Clause 3 provides for saving and transitional provisions.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

This Bill will not involve the Government in any extra financial expenditure.

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