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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 11 December 2007

Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Schedule 1

David McLetchie

1 In schedule 1, page 3, line 7, at end insert—

<Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 2)

In the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001, in section 49—

(a) at the beginning of subsection (1) insert "Subject to subsection (4A),",

(b) after subsection (4) insert—

"(4A) No charging scheme may be made in relation to a road carried by a bridge by—

(a) a joint board constituted by order under section 69 of this Act (whether acting solely or jointly); or

(b) a body—

(i) which is under any enactment responsible for the management and maintenance of a bridge constructed in pursuance of powers conferred by, or by an order made under or confirmed by, any enactment; and

(ii) the functions of which relate solely or mainly to such a bridge.".>

Schedule 2

David McLetchie

2 In schedule 2, page 3, line 17, at end insert—

<Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 2) Section 69(3)(b) and the word "and" immediately preceding it.>

Members’ Bills Proposals

A Member who has lodged a proposal has the right to introduce a Member’s Bill to give effect to that proposal under Rule 9.14.12 of the Standing Orders provided:

  • the proposal has attracted 18 supporters which include members of at least half of the political parties or groups represented on the Parliamentary Bureau; and

  • the Scottish Executive has not given an indication under Rule 9.14.13 that it or Her Majesty’s Government will initiate legislation to give effect to the proposal.

The Bills page of the Parliamentary website shows the current status in this regard.

Names marked with an (*) are new names of support.

Final Proposal for Members’ Bills

Patrick Harvie MSP: Proposed Sentencing of Offences Aggravated by Prejudice (Scotland) Bill — Final 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 22 November 2007)

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 2 October is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Equal Opportunities Committee indicated on 6 November that it was satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Margaret Smith, Margo MacDonald, Jim Tolson, Alison McInnes, Ross Finnie, Jeremy Purvis, Robert Brown, Liam McArthur, Robin Harper, Sandra White, Bill Wilson, Jamie Stone, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Bill Kidd, Mike Rumbles, Jim Hume, John Farquhar Munro, George Foulkes, Joe FitzPatrick, Iain Smith, Mike Pringle, Patricia Ferguson, John Park, Dave Thompson, Bob Doris, Bill Butler, Sarah Boyack, Rob Gibson, Alex Neil, Stuart McMillan*, Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*

Jamie McGrigor MSP: Scottish Register of Tartans Bill — Final proposal for a Bill to establish a Scottish register of tartans (lodged 23 November 2007)

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 25 October is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Economy, Energy & Tourism Committee indicated on 7 November that it was satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Alex Johnstone, Murdo Fraser, Nanette Milne, Alex Neil, Margaret Mitchell, John Lamont, Joe FitzPatrick, Ted Brocklebank, Bill Kidd, Christine Grahame, Alasdair Allan, Brian Adam, Elizabeth Smith, Derek Brownlee, Hugh O’Donnell, Jackson Carlaw, Bill Aitken, Christina McKelvie, Mike Pringle, Annabel Goldie, Mary Scanlon, John Scott,

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