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 (evidence, lead committee (Local Government and 28 January 2015 Regeneration))

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 20 January 2015

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health and Sport)) 27 January 2015

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 20 January 2015

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Education and Culture) 16 December 2014

Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (G)

Stage 2 28 January 2015

Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 29 January 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Local Government and Regeneration Committee) 21 January 2015

Stage 1 (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment 21 January 2015 Committee)

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 20 January 2015

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 27 February 2013

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

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice)) 11 December 2014

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 27 January 2015

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

Stage 2 completed 20 January 2015

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team ([email protected])

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health and Sport)) 27 January 2015

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

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice)) 27 January 2014

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

Introduced 15 December 2014

Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 (Welfare Reform Committee) 27 January 2015

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

Affirmative instruments

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)

Lead committee to report by 24 February 2015

Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (7 January 2015) (Equal Opportunities)

Lead committee to report by 3 March 2015

Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft] (14 January 2015) (Finance)

National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft] (14 January 2015) (Finance)

Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft] (14 January 2015) (Finance)

Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft] (14 January 2015) (Finance)

Lead committee to report by 9 March 2015

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015 [draft] (20 January 2015) (Devolution (Further Powers))

Lead committee to report by 10 March 2015

Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (21 January 2015)

Lead committee to report by 12 March 2015

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Sub-sale Development Relief and Multiple Dwellings Relief) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] (23 January 2015) (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 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)

Subject to annulment by 26 February 2015
Lead committee to report by 23 February 2015

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/1) (9 January 2015) (Justice)

Scottish Landfill Tax (Administration) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/3) (9 January 2015) (Finance)

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

Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration and Severance Payments) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/7) (16 January 2015) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/9) (16 January 2015) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 8 March 2015
Lead committee to report by 2 March 2015

Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/10) (19 January 2015) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 9 March 2015
Lead committee to report by 9 March 2015

Tweed Regulation Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/11) (20 January 2015) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 15 March 2015
Lead committee to report by 9 March 2015

Revenue Scotland (First Planning Period) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/16) (26 January 2015) (Finance)

Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/19) (26 January 2015) (Justice)

Other documents

Lead committee to report by 1 March 2015

Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice (SG/2015/10) (12 January 2015) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

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