Industrial Training (Construction Industry) Bill 1999
Amend the Industrial Training (Construction Industry) Ordinance.
Enacted by the Legislative Council.
1. Short title
This Ordinance may be cited as the Industrial Training (Construction Industry) (Amendment) Ordinance 1999.
2. Long title substituted
The long title to the Industrial Training (Construction Industry) Ordinance (Cap. 317) is repealed and the following substituted---
"To provide for the establishment, functions and management of the Construction Industry Training Authority, for a levy to be paid by contractors in respect of construction works, and for connected purposes.".
3. Interpretation and application
Section 2(1) is amended, in the definition of "levy", by repealing "training".
4. Functions of the Authority
Section 5 is amended---
(a) in paragraph (c), by adding ", including to assist by way of financial provision," after "assist";
(b) in paragraph (d), by repealing the full stop and substituting a semicolon;
(c) by adding---
"(e) to assess the standards of skills achieved by anyone in any kind of work involving or in connection with the construction industry, conduct examinations or tests, issue or award certificate of competence and establish the standards to be achieved in respect of such work.".
5. Constitution of Authority
Section 7(1)(d) is amended by repealing "Hong Kong branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors" and substituting "Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors".
6. Imposition of construction industry levy
Section 21 is amended by repealing "training".
This Bill aims at---
(a) expanding the functions of the Construction Industry Training Authority (the "Authority") so as to cover the assessment and establishment of standards of skills in respect of work in connection with the construction industry, and to assist in the placement of persons completing training courses by way of financial provision;
(b) changing the constitution of the Authority by replacing the Hong Kong branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which was dissolved on 31 August 1997 with the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.