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 completed 28 March

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team

(Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (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)

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

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 19 April

Stage 1 Report – Justice Committee (3rd Report, 2012)

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)

Local Government Finance (Unoccupied Properties etc.) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Introduced 26 March

Lead committee – Local Government and Regeneration

Long Leases (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 Report (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee) published 26 March

National Library of Scotland Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (Education and Culture Committee) 24 April

All amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 19 April 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)) 27 March

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

Introduced 29 February

Lead committee – Health and Sport

Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Welfare Reform)) 29 March

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

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 9 May 2012

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

Lead committee to report by 15 May 2012

Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 [draft] (21 March 2012) (Equal Opportunities)

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 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

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)

Subject to annulment by 16 May 2012
Lead committee to report by 7 May 2012

Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Amendment Order 2012 (SSI 2012/99) (22 March 2012) (Education and Culture)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2012 (SSI 2012/101) (22 March 2012) (Justice)

Other documents

Lead committee to report by 11 June 2012

Public Services Reform (Planning) (Pre-application consultation) (Scotland) Order 2012 and proposed Explanatory Document (SG 2012/52) [draft] (28 March 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Public Services Reform (Planning) (Local Review Procedure) (Scotland) Order 2012 and proposed Explanatory Document (SG 2012/53) [draft] (28 March 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

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