Section G: Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 5 June 2013

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 19A) (Government Bill)

Proposals for Members’ Bills

A member seeking to introduce a Member’s Bill must first lodge a draft proposal, together with a consultation document (or a statement of reasons why consultation is not considered necessary). Subsequently, the member may lodge a final proposal, in broadly similar terms to the draft, accompanied by a summary of consultation responses (or the statement of reasons). The member secures the right to introduce a Bill to give effect to the proposal if the final proposal secures, within one month, the support of at least 18 other members from at least half the political parties or groups represented in the Parliamentary Bureau, and provided no indication is given that the Scottish Government or UK Government is planning equivalent legislation.

All current proposals (together with associated documents) are available on the Scottish Parliament website at:

Current Final Proposals

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Where a proposal has secured the necessary level of cross-party support, the supporters’ names are shown in bold.

Rhoda Grant: Proposed Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex (Scotland) Bill (2)—Proposal for a Bill to make it an offence to purchase sex (lodged 29 May 2013).

Supported by Drew Smith, Margaret McDougall, Hanzala Malik, Ken Macintosh, Michael McMahon, Patricia Ferguson, Murdo Fraser, Anne McTaggart, Elaine Murray, Iain Gray, John Pentland, Jayne Baxter, Claudia Beamish, Siobhan McMahon, Malcolm Chisholm, Hugh Henry, Claire Baker, Paul Martin, Elaine Smith, Graeme Pearson

Neil Findlay: Proposed Lobbying Transparency (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require certain individuals and organisations who lobby MSPs, Scottish Ministers or relevant public officials, either on their own account or on behalf of third parties, to record relevant information about their lobbying activity in a published register (lodged 17 May 2013).

Supported by Drew Smith, Claire Baker, Jackie Baillie, Jenny Marra, Patricia Ferguson, Tavish Scott, Elaine Smith, John Pentland, Margo MacDonald, John Wilson, Hugh Henry, Elaine Murray, Neil Bibby, John Finnie, Jayne Baxter, Alex Johnstone, Graeme Pearson, Patrick Harvie, Iain Gray, Anne McTaggart, Siobhan McMahon, Margaret McDougall, Richard Simpson, Hanzala Malik, Claudia Beamish, David Stewart, Michael McMahon, Mark Griffin*

These proposals were accompanied by a summary of consultation responses, which may be viewed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) or on the website page referred to above. Individual responses may also be viewed in SPICe.

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