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.

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Economy, Energy and Tourism)) 9 October

Burrell Collection (Lending and Borrowing) (Scotland) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (lead committee (Burrell Collection (Lending and Borrowing) (Scotland) Bill) 3 October

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Education and Culture)) 8 October

City of Edinburgh Council (Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund) Bill (P)

Introduced 5 September

City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (evidence, lead committee (City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill)) 25 September

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee, (Justice)) 8 October

Landfill Tax (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Finance)) 4 September

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Equal Opportunities)) 3 October

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health and Sport)) 1 October

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Economy, Energy and Tourism)) 25 September

Scottish Independence Referendum Bill (G)

Stage 2 (Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee) 3 October

Tribunals (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice)) 1 October

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 19 June

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team ([email protected])

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

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 11 October 2013

Protected Trust Deeds (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] (29 August 2013) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

National Health Service (Cross-Border Health Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] (30 August 2013) (Health and Sport)

Lead committee to report by 3 November 2013

Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] (9 September 2013) (Health and Sport)

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 Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Subject to annulment by 7 October 2013
Lead committee to report by 30 September 2013

Vulnerable Witnesses (Giving evidence in relation to the determination of Children’s Hearing grounds: Authentication of Prior Statements) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/215) (25 June 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 9 October 2013
Lead committee to report by 7 October 2013

Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/217) (27 June 2013) (Health and Sport)

Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/218) (27 June 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Subject to annulment by 10 October 2013
Lead committee to report by 7 October 2013

Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/221) (28 June 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 11 October 2013
Lead committee to report by 7 October 2013

Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/222) (1 July 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Football Banning Orders (Regulated Football Matches) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/228) (8 July 2013) (Justice)

Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/229) (8 July 2013) (Justice)

Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/239) (9 August 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/247) (23 August 2013) (Justice)

Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Photocopying Fees and Welfare Reform) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/250) (2 September 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 30 October 2013
Lead committee to report by 28 October 2013

Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/253) (5 September 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 31 October 2013
Lead committee to report by 28 October 2013

Fish Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/256) (6 September 2013) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 3 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 28 October 2013

Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Enforcement Officers) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/258) (9 September 2013) (Health and Sport)

Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Games Locations) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/259) (9 September 2013) (Health and Sport)

Personal Licence (Training) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/261) (9 September 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 6 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 4 November 2013

Overhead Lines (Exemption) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/264) (12 September 2013) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/265) (12 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 7 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 4 November 2013

Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/266) (13 September 2013) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 11 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 4 November 2013

Angus College (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/267) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

Banff and Buchan College of Further Education (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/268) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

Cumbernauld College (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/269) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

John Wheatley College and Stow College (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/270) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 17 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 11 November 2013

Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/277) (23 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 20 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 18 November 2013

Bee Keeping (Colonsay and Oronsay) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/279) (26 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Loch Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scallops Several Fishery Order 2013 (SSI 2013/280) (26 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 24 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 18 November 2013

Public Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/282) (30 September 2013) (European and External Relations)

Other documents

Lead committee to report by 11 December 2013

Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014 [draft] (SG 2013/199) (12 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014 - Accompanying Statement [draft] (SG 2013/200) (12 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

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