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 Report (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee) published 24 February

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

Stage 1completed 14 March

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

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

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice)) 20 March

Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 completed 14 March

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Long Leases (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)) 21 March

National Library of Scotland Bill (Ex)

Stage 1completed 15 March

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice Committee)) 20 March

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Introduced 29 February

Lead committee – Health and Sport

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

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 29 March 2012

Patient Rights (Treatment Time Guarantee) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 [draft] (10 February 2012) (Health and Sport)

Lead committee to report by 30 March 2012

The Evidence in Civil Partnership and Divorce Actions (Scotland) Order 2012 [draft] (13 February 2012) (Justice)

Lead committee to report by 30 March 2012

The Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 [draft] (17 February 2012) (Health and Sport)

Lead committee to report by 18 April 2012

Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) (Pre Action Requirements) Order 2012 [draft] (23 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Scottish Secure Tenancies (Repossession Orders) (Maximum Period) Order 2012 [draft] (23 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Lead committee to report by 9 May 2012

Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 [draft] (15 March 2012) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

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 27 March 2012
Lead committee to report by 19 March 2012

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2012 (SSI 2012/26) (8 February 2012) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 28 March 2012
Lead committee to report by 19 March 2012

Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2012 (SSI 2012/30) (9 February 2012) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 28 March 2012
Lead committee to report by 19 March 2012

Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/27) (9 February 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/28) (9 February 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/29) (9 February 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 29 March 2012
Lead committee to report by 19 March 2012

Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/32) (10 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investmen)

Bus Service Operators Grant (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/33) (10 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/34) (10 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Patient Rights (Complaints Procedure and Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/36) (10 February 2012) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 30 March 2012
Lead committee to report by 26 March 2012

Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/37) (13 February 2012) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/38) (13 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Non-Domestic Rates (Enterprise Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/48) (20 February 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Police Grant and Variation (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/49) (20 February 2012) (Justice)

Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/50) (20 February 2012) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 17 April 2012
Lead committee to report by 9 April 2012

Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/53) (22 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 18 April 2012
Lead committee to report by 9 April 2012

The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Safeguarders Panel) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/54) (23 February 2012) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 22 April 2012
Lead committee to report by 16 April 2012

The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass and M8 (Hermiston Junction) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/62) (27 February 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 25 April 2012
Lead committee to report by 16 April 2012

Sharks, Skates and Rays (Prohibition of Fishing, Trans-shipment and Landing) (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/63) (1 March 2012) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/64) (1 March 2012) (Justice)

Community Care (Joint Working etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/65) (1 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Incidental Provision) (Adult Support and Protection) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/66) (1 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/67) (1 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/68) (1 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme and Pension Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/69) (1 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/70) (1 March 2012) (Education and Culture)

Police Pensions (Contributions) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/71) (1 March 2012) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 26 April 2012
Lead committee to report by 16 April 2012

Education (Fees, Awards and Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/72) (2 March 2012) (Education and Culture)

National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/73) (2 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/74) (2 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/75) (2 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/76) (2 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 9 May 2012
Lead committee to report by 30 April 2012

National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/87) (15 March 2012) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 10 May 2012
Lead committee to report by 30 April 2012

Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (16 March 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/89) (16 March 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) (Form of Notice) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/92) (16 March 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) (Confirmation of Compliance with Pre-Action Requirements) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/93) (16 March 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

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