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 2 (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee) 9 May

All amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 3 May with the clerks in the Legislation Team
(Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

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

Stage 2 completed 1 May

Stage 3 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 2 (Justice Committee) 15 May

All amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 10 May with the clerks in the Legislation Team
(Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 completed 2 May

Stage 3 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)

Stage 1 (evidence, Finance Committee) 2 May

Lead committee – Local Government and Regeneration

Long Leases (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 completed 25 April

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

National Library of Scotland Bill (Ex)

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 16 May

All amendments should be lodged by 4.30 pm on Thursday 10 May with the clerks in the Legislation Team
(Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 Report (Justice Committee) published 2 May

Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill (Ex)

Introduced 2 May

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)) 1 May

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)

Lead committee to report by 3 June 2012

Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2012 [draft] (25 April 2012) (Finance)

Lead committee to report by 8 June 2012

Property Factors (Code of Conduct) (Scotland) Order 2012 [draft] (30 April 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

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 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)

Subject to annulment by 24 May 2012
Lead committee to report by 14 May 2012

Firemen’s Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/106) (30 March 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Order 2012 (SSI 2012/107) (30 March 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/108) (30 March 2012) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 29 May 2012
Lead committee to report by 21 May 2012

Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (National Parks) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/117) (20 April 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Bankruptcy Fees etc. (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/118) (20 April 2012) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 1 June 2012
Lead committee to report by 28 May 2012

Food Additives (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/119) (23 April 2012) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 3 June 2012
Lead committee to report by 28 May 2012

Snares (Training) (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/124) (25 April 2012) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 5 June 2012
Lead committee to report by 28 May 2012

Education (Provision of Information as to Schools) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/129) (27 April 2012) (Education and Culture)

Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/130) (27 April 2012) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 8 June 2012
Lead committee to report by 4 June 2012

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Fish Farming) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2012 (SSI 2012/131) (30 April 2012) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) (No. 2) Amendment Rules 2012 (SSI 2012/132) (30 April 2012) (Health and Sport)

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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