Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: W

A Bill to create offences concerning offensive behaviour in relation to certain football matches, and concerning the communication of certain threatening material.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 January 2012.

Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

Stage 1

The Parliament agreed that the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill should be treated as an Emergency Bill at the meeting of the Parliament on 23 June 2011.

The First Minister announced later that day the Scottish Government would seek to lengthen the Bill’s timetable for Stages 2 and 3.

Meeting of the Parliament, 23 June 2011

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 23 June 2011.

The Parliament agreed on 29 June 2011 that, for the purposes of Stages 2 and 3, the Bill no longer be treated as an Emergency Bill.

Stage 2

Other committees:

Finance Committee on 14 September 2011

Lead committee's Stage 2 report

A debate on the report at Stage 2 took place on 3 November 2011.

Chamber proceedings (3 November 2011): Official Report and Minutes

22 November 2011 (Consideration of amendments, Day 1)

Stage 2 was completed on 22 November 2011.

After Stage 2

The Subordinate Legislation Committee took evidence on the Bill after Stage 2.

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 29 November 2011 and 6 December 2011.

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 14 December 2011.

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 14 December 2011.

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 January 2012.

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Passage of the Bill: