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.

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.

(G) = Government Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 16 December

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Local Government and 17 December Regeneration))

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health and Sport)) 25 November

Stage 1 (Justice Committee) 16 December

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Education and Culture) 16 December

Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Finance)) 9 December

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, Rural Affairs, Climate Change and 10 December Environment Committee)

Lead committee – Local Government and Regeneration

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 27 February

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

Criminal Verdicts (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 27 November 2013

Lead committee – Justice

Food (Scotland) Bill (G)

Passed 9 December

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (G)

Introduced 11 December

Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 25 November

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

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health and Sport)) 2 December

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 16 December

Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice)) 18 November

Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 15 December

Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 16 December

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)

Instrument subject to approval

Instrument subject to approval by 28 January 2015

Scottish Landfill Tax (Prescribed Landfill Site Activities) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/367) (18 December 2014) (Finance)

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 13 January 2015

Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (Scotland) Order 2014 [draft] (7 November 2014) (Justice) [withdrawn and re-laid on 19 November 2014]

Lead committee to report by 20 January 2015

Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 [draft] (26 November 2014) (Justice)

Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Amendment Rules 2015 [draft] (26 November 2014) (Education and Culture)

Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 [draft] (26 November 2014) (Education and Culture)

Lead committee to report by 26 January 2015

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Modification of Authorisation Provisions: Legal Consultations) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (2 December 2014) (Justice)

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources – Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (2 December 2014) (Justice) [withdrawn and re-laid on 8 December 2014]

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance and Property Interference – Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (2 December 2014) (Justice) [withdrawn and re-laid on 8 December 2014]

Lead committee to report by 21 February 2015

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Addition and Modification of Reliefs) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (19 December 2014) (Finance)

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 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 5 January 2015

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/300) (13 November 2014) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/301) (13 November 2014) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Civil Partnership (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/303) (13 November 2014) (Equal Opportunities)

Marriage Between Persons of Different Sexes (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (13 November 2014) (SSI 2014/304)

Same Sex Marriage (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/305) (13 November 2014) (Equal Opportunities)

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Prescribed Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/306) (13 November 2014) (Equal Opportunities)

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Health Professionals and Social Care Professionals) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/307) (13 November 2014) (Health and Sport)

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Membership of Strategic Planning Group) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/308) (13 November 2014) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 8 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 5 January 2015

Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/310) (14 November 2014) (Education and Culture)

Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/312) (14 November 2014) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 11 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 5 January 2015

Notice of Potential Liability for Costs (Discharge Notice) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/313) (17 November 2014) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 14 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 12 January 2015

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Ancillary Provision) (No. 2) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/315) (20 November 2014) (Education and Culture)

Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/316) (20 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/317) (20 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Education (Disapplication of section 53B) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/318) (20 November 2014) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 15 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 12 January 2015

Environmental Regulation (Relevant Offences) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/319) (21 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Controlled Waste (Fixed Penalty Notices) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/320) (21 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Litter (Fixed Penalty Notices) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/321) (21 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Environmental Regulation (Liability where Activity Carried Out by Arrangement with Another) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/323) (21 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Environmental Regulation (Significant Environmental Harm) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/324) (21 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Common Agricultural Policy (Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/325) (21 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Content of Performance Reports) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/326) (21 November 2014) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 18 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 12 January 2015

Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Time and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/327) (24 November 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 21 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 19 January 2015

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Protection Measures) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2014/333) (27 November 2014) (Justice)

Charities Accounts (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/335) (27 November 2014) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 25 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 19 January 2015

Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/336) (1 December 2014) (Justice)

Mutual Recognition of Supervision Measures in the European Union (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/337) (1 December 2014) (Justice)

Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/338) (1 December 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 26 January 2015
Lead committee to report by 19 January 2015

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Authorisation of Covert Human Intelligence Sources) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/339) (2 December 2014) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 2 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 26 January 2015

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Prescribed Proportions) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/350) (8 December 2014) (Finance)

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Qualifying Public or Educational Bodies) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 (SSI 2014/351) (8 December 2014) (Finance)

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Definition of Charity) (Relevant Territories) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/352) (8 December 2014) (Finance)

Subject to annulment by 3 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 2 February 2015

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2014 (SSI 2014/354) (10 December 2014) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 4 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 2 February 2015

Scottish Tax Tribunals (Eligibility for Appointment) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/355) (11 December 2014) (Finance)

Subject to annulment by 5 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 2 February 2015

Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Time and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/357) (12 December 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 18 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 16 February 2015

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Prescribed Relatives) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/360) (16 December 2014) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 20 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 16 February 2015

Building (Scotland) Act 2003 (Charging Orders) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/369) (18 December 2014) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 21 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 16 February 2015

Children (Performances and Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/372) (19 December 2014) (Education and Culture)

Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/373) (19 December 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 (SSI 2014/374) (19 December 2014) (Health and Sport)

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Administration) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/375) (19 December 2014) (Finance)

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Ancillary Provision) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/376) (19 December 2014) (Finance)

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/377) (19 December 2014) (Finance)

Subject to annulment by 22 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 16 February 2015

Sea Fishing (Points for Masters of Fishing Boats) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/379) (22 December 2014) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

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