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Amendment no.42 to Water Services Bill 2013 [Seanad]: report and Final Stages

Vote from 07/03/2013

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Deputy Brian Stanley moved amendment No 42:
In page 15, to delete lines 21 to 45 and in page 16, to delete lines 1 to 4 and substitute
the following:
“27 Section 12 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1997 is amended by the insertion of a new subsection (3):

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Deputy Brian Stanley moved amendment No 42:
In page 15, to delete lines 21 to 45 and in page 16, to delete lines 1 to 4 and substitute
the following:
“27 Section 12 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1997 is amended by the insertion of a new subsection (3):
“(3) Section 4 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (No 2) Act 1983, is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsections for subsection (1):
‘(1) Section 2 of this Act shall not apply to the following categories of persons—
(a) residents of a building vested in a Minister of the Government, a housing authority (within the meaning of the Act of 1992) or the Health Service Executive,
(b) households who, in the year in which the liability falls, if on that date are dependant on any of the following payments from the Department of Social Protection:
(i) jobseekers’ allowance, or
(ii) jobseekers’ benefit, or
(iii) one parent family payment, or
(iv) supplementary welfare allowance, or
(v) family income supplement, or
(vi) farm assist, or
(vii) old age non-contributory pension, provided the recipient is not also in receipt of an occupational pension, or
(viii) invalidity benefit, or (ix) disability allowance, or (x) disablement benefit, or (xi) blind pension,
(c) persons who, in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015, is able to satisfy the relevant local authority that he or she has not been able to pay more than 75 per cent of his or her mortgage repayments in the preceding year on their residential property.

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