Section G: Bills

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:
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/12419.aspx

New or Reprinted Draft Proposal

Richard Baker: Damages Claims (EU Directive on Safety and Health at Work) (Scotland) BillProposal for a Bill to give employees effective legal protection against a breach of their rights under the European Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work and Daughter Directives by making such a breach actionable in compensation claims for damages (lodged 5 January 2015).

A consultation document, lodged with the proposal, may be viewed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) or on the website page referred to above. The consultation period runs from 6 January 2015 to 31 March 2015.

Stuart McMillan: Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Scotland) BillProposal for a Bill to enable the Scottish Ministers to recover, from anyone responsible for paying compensation to a victim of asbestos-related disease, certain costs incurred by the NHS in Scotland in providing care and treatment to that victim. (lodged 5 January 2015)

A consultation document, lodged with the proposal, may be viewed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) or on the website page referred to above. The consultation period runs from 6 January 2015 to 30 March 2015.

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