Proposed Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Claire Baker MSP

Draft Proposal 

A proposal for a Bill to amend the law of culpable homicide to ensure that where loss of life is caused by the recklessness or gross negligence of individuals, companies or organisations that, where proved, the wrongdoer can be convicted of the offence that reflects the appropriate seriousness and moral opprobrium of what occurred.

Lodged on 7 November 2018

Consultation closing date: 23 April 2019 (originally 15 February 2019)

Accompanied by: Consultation Document (336KB pdf)

Final Proposal

A proposal for a Bill to amend the law of culpable homicide to ensure that where loss of life is caused by the recklessness or gross negligence of individuals, companies or organisations that, where proved, the wrongdoer can be convicted of the offence that reflects the appropriate seriousness and moral opprobrium of what occurred.

Lodged 12 November 2019

Accompanied by: Consultation Summary (346KB pdf)

Total supporters: 32

20 Scottish Labour

6 Scottish National Party

4 Scottish Green Party

1 Scottish Liberal Democrats

1 Independent

For supporters names see:

Proposed Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill (85KB pdf)

Right to introduce Member's Bill Secured?

Yes

Member's Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?

The Member has the right to introduce a Member's Bill to give effect to the proposal until 1 June 2020 (or, exceptionally, until 30 September 2020).

 

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