Current Proposals for Members' Bills

In order to obtain the right to introduce a Member’s Bill, an MSP must first lodge a draft proposal (a short outline of what the Bill would do), accompanied by a consultation document (or a statement of reasons why consultation is unnecessary), and then lodge a final proposal, which must obtain cross-party support from at least 18 other MSPs. For more information about the procedure, click the “About Members’ Bills” link to the right of this panel. Draft and final proposals are listed below in the order in which they were lodged (most recent at the top), showing their current status.

Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill

Elaine Smith MSP Current Status: Draft proposal lodged on 23 June 2020, consultation closes on 15 September 2020

Proposed Mandatory Registration of Automated External Defibrillators (Scotland) Bill

Anas Sarwar MSP - Current Status: Draft Proposal lodged, consultation closed on 26 June 2020

Proposed Remote Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill

Gail Ross MSP - Current Status: Draft Proposal lodged, consultation closed 31 January 2020

Proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill

Johann Lamont MSP - Current Status: Final proposal lodged 18 June 2020

Proposed Protection and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Alison Johnstone MSP - Current Status: Draft Proposal, consultation closed 15 September 2019

Proposed Mediation (Scotland) Bill

Margaret Mitchell MSP - Current Status: Right to introduce Bill obtained 12 December 2019

Proposed Whole Life Custody (Scotland) Bill

Liam Kerr MSP - Current Status: Draft proposal lodged, consultation closed 30 August 2019

Proposed Stalking Protection (Scotland) Bill

Rona Mackay MSP - Current Status: Draft Proposal lodged, consultation closed 21 July 2019

Proposed Wheelchairs (Short-term access) (Scotland) Bill

Jackie Baillie MSP - Current Status: Right to introduce Bill obtained 22 October 2019

Proposed New-Build Homes (Buyer Protection) (Scotland) Bill

Graham Simpson MSP - Current Status: Right to introduce Bill obtained 30 October 2019

Proposed Restriction of Outside Remuneration etc. of MSPs Bill

Neil Findlay MSP - Current Status: Right to introduce Bill obtained 7 October 2019

Proposed Free Personal Care (Persons under 65) (Scotland) Bill

Miles Briggs MSP - Current status: Draft proposal; consultation closed 6 October 2017

Proposed Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill

Mark Griffin MSP - Current status: Draft proposal; statement of reasons accepted 31 January 2017

Proposed Football (Strict Liability) (Scotland) Bill

James Dornan MSP - Current status: Draft proposal; consultation closed 17 March 2017

Proposed Prohibition of Fracking etc. (Scotland) Bill

Claudia Beamish MSP - Current status: Right to introduce Bill obtained 17 April 2017

Completed Proposals by Session

"Completed" means that a Bill has been introduced, or the proposal has fallen or been withdrawn.

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