About the Bill
The Bill was introduced by Claire Baker MSP on 1 June 2020.
The Bill amends the law of culpable homicide in Scotland by creating in effect two different statutory kinds of culpable homicide– culpable homicide where death is caused recklessly or by gross negligence. These statutory offences are in addition to, and not in substitution for, the existing kinds of offence of culpable homicide at common law.
Further information is available on the Bill web page.
The Justice Committee has been designated lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill.