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ANNEX A

BILLS INTRODUCED

The following Bills were introduced on the dates shown—

11 June 2004

Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish the Water Industry Commission for Scotland; to create offences in relation to the unauthorised use of the public water and sewerage systems; to provide for licensing the provision of certain water and sewerage services; to amend the system for fixing charges for services provided by Scottish Water; to make provision as to Scottish Water’s functions; to make provision in relation to coal mine water pollution; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 23) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ross Finnie
Supported by: Allan Wilson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 23-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 23-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

28 June 2004

Fire (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about fire and rescue authorities and joint fire and rescue boards; to restate and amend the law in relation to fire services; to make provision in relation to the functions of such authorities and boards in connection with certain events and situations other than fires; to make provision for implementing in part Council Directives 89/391/EEC, 89/654/EEC, 91/383/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and 99/92/EC; to make other provision in relation to fire safety in certain non-domestic premises; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 24) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 24-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 24-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

30 September 2004

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision establishing the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council and provision as to its functions; to make provision as to support for further and higher education; to make provision relating to bodies which provide further and higher education; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 26) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 26-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 26-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

27 October 2004

Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to transfer the property, rights, interests and liabilities of The Baird Trust to a successor company limited by guarantee and to dissolve The Baird Trust; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 27) (Private Bill)

Introduced by: The Trustees of the Baird Trust

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 27-EN) and a Promoter’s Memorandum (SP Bill 27-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Transport (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for the setting up and functions of new transport bodies and to enable the Scottish Ministers to discharge certain transport functions; to provide further for the control and co-ordination of road works and for the enforcement of the duties placed on those who carry them out; to set up national concessionary fares schemes; and to make other, miscellaneous modifications of the law relating to transport. (SP Bill 28) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Nicol Stephen

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 28-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 28-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

29 October 2004

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to restate and amend the law relating to female genital mutilation and to provide for extra-territorial effect; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 29) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 29-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 29-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make it an offence to meet a child following certain preliminary contact and to make other provision for the purposes of protecting children from harm of a sexual nature; and to make further provision about the prevention of sexual offences. (SP Bill 30) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Peter Peacock, Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 30-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 30-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

11 November 2004

Council Tax Abolition and Service Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to abolish council tax and replace it with a local tax levied on individual income; and to extinguish outstanding liabilities for community charge and certain liabilities for council tax. (SP Bill 31) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Tommy Sheridan

A Financial Memorandum (and Presiding Officer's statement on legislative competence) (SP Bill 31-FM) was printed to accompany the Bill. A Policy Memorandum was printed separately as SP Bill 31-PM.

15 November 2004

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about charities and other benevolent bodies; to make provision about fundraising in connection with charities and other benevolent bodies; to amend the law in relation to the investment powers of trustees; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 32) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Malcolm Chisholm
Supported by: Johann Lamont, Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 32-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 32-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

16 December 2004

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to prohibit smoking in certain wholly enclosed places; to make provision in relation to general dental services, general ophthalmic services, personal dental services and pharmaceutical care services; to make provision in relation to disqualification by the NHS Tribunal; to enable the Scottish Ministers to establish a scheme for the making of payments to certain persons infected with hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment; to amend the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 as respects what constitutes an independent health care service, the implementation of certain decisions by the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care or the Scottish Social Services Council and the provision of information to the Council; to make provision providing further time for applications to be made for registration of child care agencies and housing support services under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 and provide authorisation for the payment of certain grants to such services while not registered under that Act; to amend the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 as respects authorisation of medical treatment; to enable the Scottish Ministers to form, participate in and provide assistance to companies for the purpose of providing facilities or services for persons exercising functions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 or of making money available to the health service in Scotland; and to amend the rules as to membership of and other matters relating to the Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust. (SP Bill 33) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Andy Kerr
Supported by: Rhona Brankin

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 33-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 33-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

19 January 2005

Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2005/06, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund and for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2006/07, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 34) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Tom McCabe
Supported by: Mr Jack McConnell, Mr Jim Wallace, Ms Margaret Curran

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 34-AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to abolish National Health Service prescription charges for the provision of drugs, medicines and appliances or pharmaceutical services in respect of Scottish prescriptions; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 35) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Colin Fox

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 35-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 35-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

25 January 2005

Fire (Scotland) Bill —The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 24A) (Executive Bill)

7 February 2005

Family Law (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the law in relation to marriage, divorce and the jurisdiction of the courts in certain consistorial actions; to amend the Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981; to amend the law relating to the domicile of persons who are under 16 years of age; to make further provision as respects responsibilities and rights in relation to children; to make provision conferring rights in relation to property, succession and claims in damages for persons living, or having lived, together as if husband and wife; to amend Part 3 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004; to make provision in relation to certain rules of private international law relating to family law; to make incompetent actions for declarator of freedom and putting to silence; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 36) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Peter Peacock, Malcolm Chisholm

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 36-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 36-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

9 February 2005

Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 23B) (Executive Bill).

23 February 2005

Fire (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 24B) (Executive Bill).

28 February 2005

Licensing (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for regulating the sale of alcohol, and for regulating licensed premises and other premises on which alcohol is sold; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 37) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Tom McCabe
Supported by: Tavish Scott

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 37-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 37-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

1 March 2005

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 26A) (Executive Bill)

2 March 2005

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the assessment of the environmental effects of certain plans and programmes, including plans and programmes to which Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relates; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 38) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ross Finnie

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 38-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 38-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 25A) (Executive Bill)

3 March 2005

Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the establishment of community justice authorities; to make further provision for the supervision and care of persons put on probation or released from prison etc.; to amend Part 1 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 so as to make further provision as respects the release of prisoners on licence; to make further provision as respects the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts in proceedings for offences in relation to the notification requirements of Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; to make provision about the recovery of compensation from offenders; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 39) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 39-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 39-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

7 March 2005

Housing (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about housing standards; to confer a right to adapt rented houses to meet the needs of disabled occupants; to provide for the giving of assistance by local authorities in connection with work carried out in relation to houses; to require certain information to be made available on the sale of houses; to regulate the multiple occupation of houses and certain other types of living accommodation; to make provision about mobile homes; to make provision about matters to be considered by local authorities when assessing suitability of persons to act as a landlord; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 40) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Malcolm Chisholm
Supported by: Johann Lamont

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 40-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 40-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

3 May 2005

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 29A) (Executive Bill)

4 May 2005

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 30A) (Executive Bill)

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 32A) (Executive Bill)

The following Bill was withdrawn on 29 September 2004—

Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill––The Bill, introduced on 17 November 2003, was withdrawn by Michael Matheson. (SP Bill 13 (Session 2)) (Member’s Bill)