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No. S 333
Broadcasting Act
Broadcasting (Television and Radio Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2004
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 66 of the Broadcasting Act, the Media Development Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Broadcasting (Television and Radio Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 and shall come into operation on 21st June 2004.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Broadcasting (Television and Radio Licensing) Regulations (Rg 1, 2004 Ed.) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)
by deleting the definitions of “broadcast sound receiver” and “broadcast television receiver” in paragraph (1) and substituting the following definitions:
“ “broadcasting apparatus” means any broadcast sound receiver or broadcast television receiver;
“commercial property” means any premises or any part thereof which —
(a)
are permitted to be used pursuant to any other written law wholly or partly for the purpose of any business or are lawfully so used; or
(b)
are occupied by any charity,
but does not include any hotel, hospital or institution providing education or instruction;
“hospital” includes a private hospital as defined in the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (Cap. 248);”;
(b)
by deleting the definition of “Television Receive-Only Satellite Receiving System” or “TVRO system” in paragraph (1) and substituting the following definition:
“ “licence” means any licence granted under section 20 of the Act in respect of any broadcasting apparatus;”; and
(c)
by deleting paragraph (2).
Deletion of regulations 3 and 4
3.  Regulations 3 and 4 of the principal Regulations are deleted.
Amendment of regulation 5
4.  Regulation 5 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)
by deleting paragraphs (2) and (3) and substituting the following paragraph:
(2)  Subject to regulation 37 (1), a licence shall be valid for such period as the Authority may determine unless it is sooner determined in accordance with these Regulations.”;
(b)
by deleting paragraph (6) and substituting the following paragraph:
(6)  The additional fee referred to in paragraph (5) is —
(a)
$13 for varying to a licence in item 3 of the First Schedule; and
(b)
$83 for varying to a licence in item 4 of the First Schedule.”; and
(c)
by deleting paragraph (8) and substituting the following paragraph:
(8)  The additional fee referred to in paragraph (7) is —
(a)
$52.50 for varying to a licence in item 6 of the First Schedule;
(b)
$35 for varying to a licence in item 8 of the First Schedule; and
(c)
$70 for all other cases.”.
Amendment of regulation 6
5.  Regulation 6 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words “for a broadcast sound receiver or a broadcast television receiver”.
Amendment of regulation 7
6.  Regulation 7 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words “or of regulation 17, 27 or 36”.
Amendment of regulation 8
7.  Regulation 8 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words “for any broadcast sound receiver or any broadcast television receiver”.
Deletion of regulations 12 and 14
8.  Regulations 12 and 14 of the principal Regulations are deleted.
Deletion and substitution of regulation 15
9.  Regulation 15 of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
Information
15.  Any person shall, if so required by the Authority by notice in writing, furnish within a reasonable time such information as the Authority considers necessary for the purposes of the Act or these Regulations, being information within the possession of that person.”.
Deletion of regulations 16 to 22 and new regulation 16
10.  Regulations 16 to 22 of the principal Regulations are deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
Application for dealers’ licence
16.  An application for a licence to import, offer for sale, sell or otherwise deal in any broadcasting apparatus shall be made to the Authority in writing.”.
Amendment of regulation 23
11.  Regulation 23 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)
by deleting paragraphs (1) and (2) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(1)  An application for a licence to install or operate a broadcast sound receiver may be made at any post office or at such other places as the Authority may require.
(2)  A licence shall be required for every broadcast sound receiver in a vessel in respect of which a ship station licence has not been granted under the Telecommunications Act (Cap. 323).”; and
(b)
by deleting the words “, other than one which is merely carried in a vehicle or vessel,” in paragraph (5).
Amendment of regulation 27
12.  Regulation 27 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)
by deleting paragraphs (1) and (2) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  An application for a licence to install or operate a broadcast television receiver may be made at any post office or at such other places as the Authority may require.”; and
(b)
by deleting the words “used by” in paragraph (4) and substituting the words “installed or operated by”.
Amendment of regulation 28
13.  Regulation 28 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)
by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  If the owner of the vehicle or vessel wishes to mount a broadcast television receiver in the vehicle or vessel, he shall ensure that the receiver is so mounted that it is not possible for the viewing screen to be seen from the normal driving position or from the helmsman’s position.”; and
(b)
by deleting the words “, other than one which is merely carried in a vehicle or vessel,” in paragraph (5).
New regulation 29A
14.  The principal Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 29, the following regulation:
Broadcast television receivers in commercial properties
29A.
—(1)  A separate licence shall be required for every broadcast television receiver installed in a commercial property.
(2)  A licence under paragraph (1) shall permit the use of one or more broadcast sound receivers.”.
Amendment of regulation 31
15.  Regulation 31 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)
by deleting the words “and for every extension from that broadcast television receiver” in paragraph (1)(a); and
(b)
by deleting the words “paragraph (1)(a)” in paragraph (2) and substituting the words “paragraph (1)”.
Amendment of regulation 32
16.  Regulation 32 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting paragraph (3).
Deletion and substitution of regulation 33
17.  Regulation 33 of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
Restricted monochrome licence
33.  A licence to install or operate a broadcast television receiver in monochrome shall not be regarded as permitting the installation or operation of any broadcast television receiver in colour.”.
Amendment of heading to Part VI
18.  The heading to Part VI of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following heading substituted therefor:
BLOCK LICENCE FOR BROADCAST TELEVISION RECEIVERS”.
Deletion and substitution of regulation 36
19.  Regulation 36 of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
Block licence
36.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Parts IV and V, the Authority may permit —
(a)
the owner of a hotel or hospital to apply for a block licence for all the broadcast television receivers installed or operated within the hotel or hospital, as the case may be; and
(b)
the owner or occupier of any commercial property to apply for a block licence for all the broadcast television receivers installed or operated within the commercial property.”.
Amendment of regulation 37
20.  Regulation 37 (1) of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words “or hospital” and substituting the words “, hospital or commercial property”.
Deletion of regulation 38
21.  Regulation 38 of the principal Regulations is deleted.
Miscellaneous amendments
22.  The principal Regulations are amended —
(a)
by deleting the words “licensing authority” wherever they appear in the following provisions and substituting in each case the word “Authority”:
Regulations 5 (4), 7 (b), 8, 9(1) and (2), 11(1) and (2), 13, 25, 26, 30(1), 34, 35 and 37(1) and (2); and
(b)
by deleting the words “Licensing authority” in the regulation heading of regulation 37 and substituting the word “Authority”.
Deletion and substitution of Second Schedule
23.  The Second Schedule to the principal Regulations is deleted and the following Schedule substituted therefor:
SECOND SCHEDULE
Late Payment Fees
1. Late payment fee for the grant or renewal of a broadcast sound receiver licence
 
$10.
2. Late payment fee for the grant or renewal of a broadcast television receiver licence
 
$25.
3. Late payment fee for the grant or renewal of a block licence
 
$25 per broadcast television receiver.
4. Late payment fee for the grant or renewal of a licence to deal in broadcasting apparatus
 
$75.”.
[MDA/LS (A) 3/8 C; AG/LEG/SL/28/2003/1 Vol. 1]