Section J: Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, either contact the relevant committee clerk or visit the webpage.

Bills in Progress

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon.

A Hybrid Bill is subject to the same rules except in the case of Stage 2 where amendments for consideration may be lodged no earlier than the completion of any consideration of evidence at Stage 2.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Bills listed below as passed are expected to be submitted for Royal Assent in the normal way during the dissolution period. Where a Bill receives Royal Assent during the dissolution period, this will be announced on the home page of the Parliament’s website.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 16 November

Lead committee – Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment

Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health and Sport)) 13 December

Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice)) 13 December

Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Economy, Energy and Tourism)) 14 December

National Library of Scotland Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (Subordinate Legislation Committee) 13 December

Lead committee – Education and Culture

Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Passed 14 December

Subordinate legislation in progress
(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 19 December 2011

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 [draft] (10 November 2011) (Health and Sport)

Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 [draft] (10 November 2011) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Lead committee to report by 13 January 2012

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 Amendment Order 2012 [draft] (18 November 2011) (Education and Culture)

Lead committee to report by 17 January 2012

Crofting Commission (Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 [draft] (22 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Lead committee to report by 29 January 2012

Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2012 [draft] (5 December 2011) (Education and Culture)

Lead committee to report by 30 January 2012

Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Inshore and Offshore Regions) Amendment Order 2012 [draft] (6 December 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Lead committee to report by 6 February 2012

Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 [draft] (13 December 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Excepted Services) Regulations 2012 [draft] (13 December 2011) (Health and Sport)

Public Services Reform (Social Services Inspections) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 [draft] (13 December 2011) (Health and Sport)

Lead committee to report by 7 February 2012

Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012 [draft] (14 December 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Negative Instruments

Members should note that the deadline for the lead committee to report by is an administrative deadline. Lead committees normally report on negative instruments only after considering a motion recommending annulment of the instrument. Where Members have queries in relation to this deadline, they should contact the clerks to the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

Subject to annulment by 16 December 2011
Lead committee to report by 12 December 2011

Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/390) (7 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 19 December 2011
Lead committee to report by 12 December 2011

National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/392) (10 November 2011) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 20 December 2011
Lead committee to report by 12 December 2011

Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribe Sums and Charges etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/394) (11 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/395) (11 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 13 January 2012
Lead committee to report by 9 January 2012

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Witnesses in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2011 (SSI 2011/403) (18 November 2011) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 16 January 2012
Lead committee to report by 9 January 2012

Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (Listed Tribunals) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/405) (21 November 2011) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 19 January 2012
Lead committee to report by 16 January 2012

Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/410) (24 November 2011) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Prescribed Purposes for Consideration of Suitability) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/411) (24 November 2011) (Education and Culture)

Cattle Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/412) (24 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Seed (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/413) (24 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Seed Potatoes (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/414) (24 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Common Agricultural Policy Schemes (Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/415) (24 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/416) (24 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 20 January 2011
Lead committee to report by 16 January 2011

Deer (Close Seasons) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/417) (25 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (Petrol Vapour Recovery) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/418) (25 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (Authorised Operations) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/419) (25 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 30 January 2012
Lead committee to report by 23 January 2012

Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges etc.) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/428) (6 December 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Revocation Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/429) (6 December 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 2 February 2012
Lead committee to report by 30 January 2012

Confirmation to Small Estates (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/435) (9 December 2011) (Justice)

Prior Rights of Surviving Spouse and Civil Partner (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/436) (9 December 2011) (Justice)

Other documents

Lead committee to report by 17 December 2011

Scottish Natural Heritage Code of Practice on Deer Management (SG 2011/242) (8 November 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Lead committee to report by 15 January 2012

Public Services Reform (Recovery of Expenses in respect of Inspection of Independent Further Education Colleges and English Language Schools) (Scotland) Order 2012 and draft Explanatory Document (SG 2011/237) (1 November 2011) (Education and Culture)