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:

Current Final Proposals

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Where a proposal has secured the necessary level of cross-party support, the supporters’ names are shown in bold.

David Stewart: Proposed Building Repairs (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to make provision for a local authority to recover its costs by charging order where it has carried out work to a defective or dangerous building. (lodged 15 March 2012)

The proposal was accompanied by a statement of reasons, which may be viewed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) or on the website page referred to above.

Supported by: Jackson Carlaw, Liam McArthur, Kezia Dugdale, Neil Bibby, Paul Martin, James Kelly, Rhoda Grant, Hanzala Malik, Richard Baker, Elaine Murray, Iain Gray, Margaret McDougall, Neil Findlay, Mary Fee, Claudia Beamish, Graeme Pearson, Claire Baker, Margaret McCulloch, Hugh Henry, Jackie Baillie