Local Governance (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for the election of councillors by single transferable vote and in relation to candidates to be councillor; to make provision in relation to certain restrictions upon being a councillor and upon former councillors; to make new provision about remuneration for and other payments to councillors; and for connected purposes (SP Bill 14)

Current Status of the Bill

This Executive Bill recieved Royal Assent on 29 July 2004.

Introduction of the Bill

This Executive Bill was introduced by Tom McCabe MSP on 21 November 2003.

Stage 1

Preliminary discussion:

Local Government and Transport Committee:

2 September 2003 
28 October 2003

Introduced on 21 November 2003.  Stage 1 (to be completed by 2 April 2004)

Committees:

Equal Opportunities Committee:

10 February 2001 
24 February 2004

Finance Committee:

16 December 2003 
20 January 2004 
27 January 2004 
3 February 2004

Local Government and Transport Committee:

2 December 2003 
9 December 2003
16 December 2003
6 January 2004 
13 January 2004 
3 February 2004 
10 February 2004 
2 March 2004 
9 March 2004 
16 March 2004

Stage 1 Report (Local Government and Transport Committee) published on 19 March 2004:
Volume 1: Report
Volume 2: Evidence

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

13 January 2004
20 January 2004 
27 January 2004

Parliament:

24 March 2004 

Stage 2

Stage 2 (to be completed by 4 June 2004)

Committees:

Local Government and Transport Committee:

4 May 2004 
11 May 2004

After Stage 2

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

15 June 2004 

Report as amended at Stage 2 (Subordinate Legislation Committee) published on 18 June 2004

Stage 3

Parliament:

23 June 2004

Bill passed on 23 June 2004

Bill (As Passed)

Passage of the Bill:

Royal Assent on 29 July 2004

Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (HMSO website) 
Explanatory Notes (HMSO website)