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A Bill is a proposed Act of the Scottish Parliament. A Bill that is introduced in the Scottish Parliament is scrutinised and debated by MSPs.
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Proposed Bills can be Members' Bills, Committee Bills, Private Bills or Hybrid Bills.
Under the Parliament’s rules, an MSP who wishes to introduce a Member’s Bill must first lodge a proposal. A committee that wishes to introduce a Committee Bill must also first lodge a proposal.
A proposal is “current” until either:
at which point the proposal is “completed”.
For a Private Bill or a Hybrid Bill to be introduced, notice must be given in a newspaper. There are currently no proposed Private or Hybrid Bills.
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Displaying 2 Proposed Bills
Proposed Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill
Proposal Stage: Draft proposal Proposed by: Liam McArthur, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Proposed Right to Addiction Recovery (Scotland) Bill
Proposal Stage: Draft proposal Proposed by: Douglas Ross, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party