A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the determination of the day of the poll at the first ordinary general election for membership of the Scottish Parliament after 2016 and about the year in which local government elections fall to be held.
Current Status of the Bill
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced on 17 November 2015 by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy.
The Bill was passed on 25 February 2016 and received Royal Assent on 30 March 2016..
Lead Committee: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee published its Stage 1 Report on 14 December 2015:
Dates of consideration by lead committee:
3 December 2015 (evidence)
10 December 2015
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 28 January 2016. No amendments to the Bill were lodged at this Stage.
Minute of Stage 2 meeting
Official Report of Stage 2 meeting
The Parliament debated the Bill at Stage 3 on 25 February 2016. No amendments to the Bill were lodged at this Stage.
Minute of Stage 3 meeting
Official Report of Stage 3 meeting
Passage of the Bill:
Received Royal Assent on 30 March 2016
The following volume, published on 10 August 2016, contains all material relevant to the passage of this Bill.