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)

Passed 25 June 2015

Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 17 June 2015

Lead committee – Health and Sport

Apologies (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice)) 23 June 2015

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 2 completed 2 June 2015

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

Carers (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health and Sport)) 23 June 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (G)

Passed 17 June 2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 17 June 2015

Lead committee – Justice

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 27 February 2014

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

Education (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Education and Culture) 23 June 2015

Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 24 June 2015

Lead committee – Local Government and Regeneration

Harbours (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 16 June 2015

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

Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead Committee (Health and Sport)) 23 June 2015

Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Education and Culture)) 23 June 2015

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 24 June 2015

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 completed 16 June 2015

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

Inquiries into Deaths (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice)) 9 June 2015

Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice)) 24 June 2015

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 24 June 2015

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament (Amendment) Bill (C)

Introduced 27 May 2015

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 3 June 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Introduced 22 June 2015

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (G)

Passed 24 June 2015

National Galleries of Scotland Bill (P)

Introduced 25 June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee)) 25 June 2015

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 24 June 2015

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

Passed 23 June 2015

Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill (G)

Passed 18 June 2015

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

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health and Sport)) 23 June 2015

Succession (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead Committee, Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 23 June 2015

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 24 June 2015

Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 24 June 2015

Lead committee – Health and Sport

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

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 14 September 2015

Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (Authorities) Amendment Order 2015 [draft] (2 June 2015) (Education and Culture) (withdrawn and re-laid on 10 June 2015)

Lead committee to report by 20 September 2015

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions No. 2) Order 2015 [draft] (8 June 2015) (Justice)

Lead committee to report by 21 September 2015

Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft] (9 June 2015) (Justice)

Lead committee to report by 4 October 2015

Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2015 [draft] (22 June 2015) (Parliament)

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 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 31 August 2015

Community Care (Provision of Residential Accommodation Outwith Scotland (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/202) (26 May 2015) (Health and Sport)

Honey (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/208) (26 May 2015) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 9 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 7 September 2015

University of the West of Scotland (Amendment of the University of Paisley (Scotland) Order of Council 1993) Order of Council 2015 (SSI 2015/209) (28 May 2015) (Education and Culture)

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/210) (28 May 2015) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Water Environment (River Basin Management Planning etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/211) (28 May 2015) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Education (Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/212) (28 May 2015) (Education and Culture)

All-Scotland Sheriff Court (Sheriff Personal Injury Court) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/213) (28 May 2015) (Justice)

Environmental Liability (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/214) (28 May 2015) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/215) (28 May 2015) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 10 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 7 September 2015

Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/216) (29 May 2015) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Property Factors (Registration) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/217) (29 May 2015) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/218) (29 May 2015) (Local Government and Regeneration)

National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments and General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/219) (29 May 2015) (Health and Sport)

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Integration Joint Board Establishment) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/222) (29 May 2015) (Health and Sport)

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees for Scheme Membership and Disclosure Requests) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/223) (29 May 2015) (Education and Culture)

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (Administrative Support) (Specified Persons) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/224) (29 May 2015) (Justice)

Scottish Sentencing Council (Procedure for Appointment of Members) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/225) (29 May 2015) (Justice)

Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/226) (29 May 2015) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015 (SI 2015/1337) (29 May 2015) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 16 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 14 September 2015

Scheduled Monument Consent Procedure (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/229) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Scheduled Monuments (Notification and Publication) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/230) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Scheduled Monuments (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/231) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Scheduled Monuments (Determination of Appeals by Appointed Persons) (Prescribed Classes) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/232) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/233) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/235) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Town and Country Planning (Determination of Appeals by Appointed Persons) (Prescribed Classes) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/236) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Town and Country Planning (Historic Environment Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/237) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Historic Environment Scotland (First Planning Period) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/238) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/239) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Urgent Works to Crown Land) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/240) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Listed Buildings (Notification and Publication) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/241) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Planning (Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/243) (4 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 17 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 14 September 2015

St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/248) (5 June 2015) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 20 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 14 September 2015

Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/249) (8 June 2015) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances Inquiry Session Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2015 (SSI 2015/250) (8 June 2015) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 29 September 2015
Lead committee to report by 28 September 2015

Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/260) (17 June 2015) (Justice)

Court of Session etc. Fees Order 2015 (SSI 2015/261) (17 June 2015) (Justice)

High Court of Justiciary Fees Order 2015 (SSI 2015/262) (17 June 2015) (Justice)

Justice of the Peace Court Fees (Scotland) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/263) (17 June 2015) (Justice)

Sheriff Court Fees Order 2015 (SSI 2015/264) (17 June 2015) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 1 October 2015
Lead committee to report by 28 September 2015

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Integration Joint Board Establishment) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/266) (19 June 2015) (Health and Sport)

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