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.

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Economy, Energy and Tourism)) 6 November

Burrell Collection (Lending and Borrowing) (Scotland) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (lead committee (Burrell Collection (Lending and Borrowing) (Scotland) Bill)) 31 October

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Education and Culture)) 5 November

City of Edinburgh Council (Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (evidence, lead committee (City of Edinburgh Council (Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund) Bill)) 14 November

City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (evidence, lead committee (City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill)) 9 October

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee, (Justice)) 29 October

Defective and Dangerous Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Local Government and Regeneration Committee) 6 November

Landfill Tax (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 29 October

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

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Equal Opportunities)) 7 November

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee, Infrastructure and Capital Investment) 6 November

Stage 1 (Local Government and Regeneration Committee) 6 November

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health and Sport)) 5 November

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 Report (Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee) published 8 October

Scottish Independence Referendum Bill (G)

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 14 November

Amendments should be lodged by 4.30 pm on Friday 8 November with the clerks in the Legislation Team ([email protected])

Tribunals (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 7 November

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 (Day 2) (Justice Committee) 12 November

Amendments to sections 1-25, 28-31 and the long title should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 7 November with the clerks in the Legislation Team
[email protected]).

The order of consideration is: ss 26 and 27 (by the Health and Sport Committee) and ss 1-25, ss 28-31 and the long title (by the Justice Committee).

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

Affirmative Instruments

Lead committee to report by 6 December 2013

Budget (Scotland) Act 2013 Amendment Order 2013 [draft] (17 October 2013) (Finance)

Lead committee to report by 9 December 2013

Register of Young Voters (Anonymous Entries) (Scotland) Order 2013 [draft] (31 October 2013) (Referendum (Scotland) Bill)

Lead committee to report by 10 December 2013

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Removal from Register and Dissolution) Amendment Regulations 2013 [draft] (1 November 2013) (Justice)

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 Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Subject to annulment by 11 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 4 November 2013

Angus College (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/267) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

Banff and Buchan College of Further Education (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/268) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

Cumbernauld College (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/269) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

John Wheatley College and Stow College (Transfer and Closure) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/270) (17 September 2013) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 17 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 11 November 2013

Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/277) (23 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 20 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 18 November 2013

Bee Keeping (Colonsay and Oronsay) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/279) (26 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Loch Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scallops Several Fishery Order 2013 (SSI 2013/280) (26 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 24 November 2013
Lead committee to report by 18 November 2013

Public Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/282) (30 September 2013) (European and External Relations)

Subject to annulment by 4 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 2 December 2013

Marine Licensing (Pre-application Consultation) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/286) (10 October 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/287) (10 October 2013) (Welfare Reform)

Subject to annulment by 5 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 2 December 2013

Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/289) (11 October 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 6 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 2 December 2013

Act of Sederunt (Commissary Business) 2013 (SSI 2013/291) (14 October 2013) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 9 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 2 December 2013

Drugs Courts (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/302) (31 October 2013) (Justice)

Electricity Generating Stations (Applications for Variation of Consent) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/304) (31 October 2013) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/305) (31 October 2013) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 10 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 9 December 2013

Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/307) (1 November 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/309) (1 November 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 13 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 9 December 2013

Adoption (Recognition of Overseas Adoptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/310) (4 November 2013) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 15 December 2013
Lead committee to report by 9 December 2013

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (East Dunbartonshire Council) Designation Order 2013 (SSI 2013/311) (6 November 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (East Dunbartonshire Council) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/312) (6 November 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (East Dunbartonshire Council Parking Area) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/313) (6 November 2013) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Other documents

Lead committee to report by 5 December 2013

Model Code of Conduct for Members of Devolved Public Bodies (SG 2013/229) (11 October 2013) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Lead committee to report by 11 December 2013

Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014 [draft] (SG 2013/199) (12 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014 - Accompanying Statement [draft] (SG 2013/200) (12 September 2013) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Lead committee to report by 19 January 2014

Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014 [draft] and draft Explanatory Document (SG 2013/219 and SG 2013/220) (4 October 2013) (Justice)

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