Bills Committee on Karaoke Establishments Bill

The 16th meeting to be held on Friday, 8 February 2002 at 8:30 am
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building

A G E N D A

I.Confirmation of minutes of meetings

LC Paper No. CB(2)957/01-02
(issued)
-Minutes of meeting on 21 December 2001

LC Paper No. CB(2)1047/01-02
(issued)
-Minutes of meeting on 10 January 2002

LC Paper No. CB(2)1048/01-02
(issued)
-Minutes of meeting on 14 January 2002

LC Paper No. CB(2)1053/01-02
(to follow)
-Minutes of meeting on 24 January 2002

II.Meeting with the Administration
(8:30 am - 10:30 am)

(A)Consultation with certified clubs on the Administration's proposal to exempt certain clubs from applying for a Karaoke establishment permit

LC Paper No. CB(2)1044/01-02(02)-Letter dated 17 January 2002 from the Clerk to the 24 certified clubs (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1044/01-02(03)-Letter dated 25 January 2002 from the Chinese Recreation Club, Hong Kong (attached) (Chinese version only)

(B)Matters arising from previous meetings

LC Paper No. CB(2)1044/01-02(04)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 14 January 2002 (Part 2) (attached)

(C)Clause by clause examination of the Bill
(Commencing from clause 5(3))

the Bill

LC Paper No. CB(2)966/00-01(02)-Marked-up copies of the relevant Ordinances (issued)

LS77/00-01 circulated under LC Paper No. CB(2)1639/00-01-Administration's response to issues raised by the Legal Service Division

LC Paper No. CB(2)1044/01-02(01)-A checklist of the major issues raised by the Bills Committee and the LC Papers containing the Administration's responses (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)973/01-02(01)-Administration's response concerning clauses 13 and 19 (issued)

Other papers previously issued

General

(1)the Legislative Council Brief issued by the Security Bureau on 10 January 2001 (File Ref : SBCR 2/1866/97 Pt. 20)

(2)the Legal Service Division Report on the Bill (LC Paper No. LS47/00-01 circulated vide LC Paper No. CB(2)829/00-01 dated 8 February 2001 for the House Committee meeting on 9 February 2001)

(3)LC Paper No. CB(2)966/00-01(03)-extract of the minutes of the meeting of the Panel on Security on 7 January 1999

(4)LC Paper No. CB(2)1204/00-01(01)-Final Report on Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Licensing Control of Karaoke Establishments

(5)LC Paper No. CB(2)29/01-02-Paper on "Proposed Regulation of Dance Parties under the Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance, Cap. 172".

Written submissions and Administration's responses

(6)LC Paper No. CB(2)988/00-01(01)-a written submission from The Karaoke Requirements Concern Group on the Bill

(7)LC Paper No. CB(2)1140/00-01-written submissions received by the Bills Committee

(8)LC Paper No. CB(2)1153/00-01(01)-a summary of written submissions prepared by the Secretariat

(9)LC Paper No. CB(2)1165/00-01(01)-a written submission from Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants & Related Trades

(10)LC Paper No. CB(2)1387/00-01(01)-a list of questions raised by Hon Tommy CHEUNG Yu-yan

(11)LC Paper No. CB(2)1387/00-01(02)-a submission dated 10 April 2001 from the Karaoke Requirements Concern Group

(12)LC Paper No. CB(2)1494/00-01(01)-Administration's response to a list of questions raised by Hon Tommy CHEUNG Yu-yan

(13)LC Paper No. CB(2)1494/00-01(02)-Administration's response to submission dated 10 April 2001 from the Karaoke Requirements Concern Group

(14)LC Paper No. CB(2)2358/00-01(01)-Letter dated 26 September 2001 from Karaoke Requirements Concern Group enclosing (i) three reports prepared by Northcroft Hong Kong Ltd on the estimated cost for alteration works at karaoke establishments and (ii) paper from Professor D D Drysdale on the regulatory impact assessment report on licensing control of karaoke establishments

(15)LC Paper No. CB(2)376/01-02(01)-Administration's comments on three reports prepared by Northcroft Hong Kong Ltd on the estimated cost for alteration works at karaoke establishments

(16)LC Paper No. CB(2)376/01-02(02)-Administration's comments on paper from Professor D D Drysdale on the regulatory impact assessment report on licensing control of karaoke establishments

(17)LC Paper Nos. CB(2)1387/00-01(04) - (10)-six articles of Professor W K CHOW published by the International Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes and the International Journal on Architectural Science respectively

(18)LC Paper No. CB(2)1547/00-01(01)-Administration's response to paper at (17)

(19)LC Paper No. CB(2)108/01-02(01)-Letter dated 18 October 2001 from Karaoke Requirements Concern Group on the Administration's response at paper (18)

(20)LC Paper No. CB(2)1624/00-01(01)-a submission dated May 2001 from Professor W K CHOW of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the Bill

(21)LC Paper No. CB(2)1895/00-01(03)-Administration's response to paper at (20)

(22)LC Paper No. CB(2)502/01-02(01)-Administration's response to paper at (19)

(23)LC Paper No. CB(2)502/01-02(03)-Administration's response to requests relating to building safety requirements made by the Karaoke Requirements Concern Group and alternative options for building safety provisions in existing karaoke establishments

Administration's responses to issues raised by the Bills Committee and Legal Service Division

(24)LC Paper No. CB(2)1153/00-01(02)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 1 March 2001

(25)LC Paper No. CB(2)1408/00-01(02)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 26 March 2001

(26)LC Paper No. CB(2)1408/00-01(03)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 2 April 2001

(27)LC Paper No. CB(2)1895/00-01(01)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 3 May 2001

(28)LC Paper No. CB(2)1895/00-01(02)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 14 May 2001

(29)LC Paper No. CB(2)502/01-02(02)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 18 May 2001

(30)LC Paper No. CB(2)2382/00-01(01)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 28 May 2001

(31)LC Paper Nos. CB(2)502/01-02(04) - (05)-Correspondence between the Legal Service Division and the Administration

(32)LC Papers Nos. CB(2)747/01-02(01) and CB(2)832/01-02(01)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 9 October 2001

(33)LC Paper No. CB(2)832/01-02(02)-Administration's letter dated 8 January 2002 enclosing a list of certified clubs which are reported to have ancillary karaoke activities (English only)

(34)LC Paper No. CB(2)832/01-02(03)-Administration's supplementary information on the comparison of building safety and fire services requirements of karaoke establishments in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan

(35)LC Paper No. CB(2)747/01-02(02)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 22 October 2001

(36)LC Paper No. CB(2)747/01-02(03)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 29 November 2001

(37)LC Paper No. CB(2)894/01-02(01)-Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 21 December 2001

III.Date of next meeting

The next meeting will be held at 8:30 am on 26 February 2002.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
4 February 2002