Section J: Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, either contact the relevant committee clerk or visit the webpage.

Bills in Progress

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon.

A Hybrid Bill is subject to the same rules except in the case of Stage 2 where amendments for consideration may be lodged no earlier than the completion of any consideration of evidence at Stage 2.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Bills listed below as passed are expected to be submitted for Royal Assent in the normal way during the dissolution period. Where a Bill receives Royal Assent during the dissolution period, this will be announced on the home page of the Parliament’s website.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 completed 27 March

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team ([email protected])

Forth Road Bridge Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 26 March

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team ([email protected])

High Hedges (Scotland) Bill (M)

Passed 28 March

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Finance)) 20 March

The National Trust for Scotland (Governance etc.) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (lead committee (National Trust for Scotland (Governance etc) Bill)) 26 March

Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 27 March

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team ([email protected])

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Introduced 27 March

Scottish Independence Referendum Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Referendum (Scotland) Bill)) 28 March

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Referendum (Scotland) Bill)) 28 March

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice)) 16 April

Water Resources (Scotland) Bill (G)

Passed 27 February

Subordinate legislation in progress
(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative instruments

Lead committee to report by 23 April 2013

Local Government Finance (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 [draft] (27 February 2013) (Parliament)

Welfare Reform (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 [draft] (27 February 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Lead committee to report by 24 April 2013

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 [draft] (28 February 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Negative Instruments

Members should note that the deadline for the lead committee to report by is an administrative deadline. Lead committees normally report on negative instruments only after considering a motion recommending annulment of the instrument. Where Members have queries in relation to this deadline, they should contact the clerks to the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

Subject to annulment by 16 April 2013
Lead committee to report by 8 April 2013

Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/53) (20 February 2013) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 18 April 2013
Lead committee to report by 15 April 2013

Electricity (Applications for Consent) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/58) (22 February 2013) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Subject to annulment by 21 April 2013
Lead committee to report by 15 April 2013

Fees in the Registers of Scotland (Consequential Provisions) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/59) (25 February 2013) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Police Service of Scotland (Conduct) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/60) (25 February 2013) (Justice)

Police Service of Scotland (Performance) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/61) (25 February 2013) (Justice)

Police Service of Scotland (Senior Officers) (Conduct) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/62) (25 February 2013) (Justice)

Police Appeals Tribunals (Scotland) Rules 2013 (SSI 2013/63) (25 February 2013) (Justice)

Education (School Lunches) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/64) (25 February 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Welfare Reform (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/65) (25 February 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Subject to annulment by 24 April 2013
Lead committee to report by 22 April 2013

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (East Renfrewshire Council) Designation Order 2013 (SSI 2013/67) (28 February 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (East Renfrewshire Council) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/68) (28 February 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (East Renfrewshire Council Parking Area) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/69) (28 February 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme and Pension Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/70) (28 February 2013) (Health and Sport)

Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/71) (28 February 2013) (Education and Culture)

Scottish Police Authority (Provision of Goods and Services) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/73) (28 February 2013) (Justice)

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/74) (28 February 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Individual Learning Account (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/75) (28 February 2013) (Education and Culture)

Police Service of Scotland (Temporary Service) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/76) (28 February 2013) (Justice)

Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/77) (28 February 2013) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Non-Domestic Rates (Enterprise Areas) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/78) (28 February 2013) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Public Transport Users’ Committee for Scotland (Removal of Functions) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/79) (28 February 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Education (Fees, Awards and Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/80) (28 February 2013) (Education and Culture)

Food (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/83) (28 February 2013) (Health and Sport)

Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/84) (28 February 2013) (Health and Sport)

Sale of Tobacco (Display of Tobacco Products and Prices etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/85) (28 February 2013) (Health and Sport)

Police Federation (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/86) (28 February 2013) (Justice)

Council Tax (Information-sharing in relation to Council Tax Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/87) (28 February 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Subject to annulment by 30 April 2013
Lead committee to report by 22 April 2013

Police Pensions (Contributions) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/89) (6 March 2013) (Justice)

Tenant Information Packs (Assured Tenancies) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/90) (6 March 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 5 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 29 April 2013

Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/92) (11 March 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 8 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 6 May 2013

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Fife Council) Designation Order 2013 (SSI 2013/93) (14 March 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (Fife Council Parking Area) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/94) (14 March 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (Fife Council) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/95) (14 March 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Framework and Appointed Day for Strategic Plan) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/97) (14 March 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 9 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 6 May 2013

National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/96) (15 March 2013) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 12 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 6 May 2013

Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Rural Housing Bodies) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/100) (18 March 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 21 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 13 May 2013

National Health Service Superannuation Scheme etc. (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/109) (27 March 2013) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 22 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 13 May 2013

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2013 (SSI 2013/112) (28 March 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 24 May 2013
Lead committee to report by 20 May 2013

Police Service of Scotland (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/122) (4 April 2013) (Justice)

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