Proposal for a Bill to require the aggravation of an offence by prejudice on grounds of disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity to be taken into account in sentencing.
Lodged 2 October 2007
Proposed Sentencing of Offence Aggravated by Prejudice (Scotland) Bill statement of reasons (28KB pdf posted 03.10.2007)
Lodged 22 November 2007
Supporters 1 month from date lodged
Proposed Sentencing of Offence Aggravated by Prejudice (Scotland) Bill supporters (22KB pdf posted 08.01.2008)
The proposal has gathered sufficient support to allow a Bill to be introduced.
Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill received Royal Assent 8 July 2009.