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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 29 April 2009

Marine (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to functions and activities in the Scottish marine area, including provision about marine plans, licensing of marine activities and the protection of the area and its wildlife including seals; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 25) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Richard Lochhead

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 25-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 25-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New amendments to Bills lodged on 30 April 2009

Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

After section 61

Robin Harper

15 After section 61, insert—

<Part

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT: SCOTTISH WATER

Powers of Scottish Ministers to set objectives for Scottish Water

In section 56A(3) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3)—

(a) the words "section 51(1)" become paragraph (a), and

(b) at the end, insert ", and

(b) section 1(2)(b)(zi) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (asp 00)".>

Peter Peacock

16 After section 61, insert—

<Part

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT: SCOTTISH WATER

Scottish Water: exercise of functions regarding charges

In section 29C(2)(c) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3)—

(a) the word "and" which immediately follows sub-paragraph (i) is repealed, and

(b) after sub-paragraph (ii) insert "and

(iii) Scottish Water’s duty under section 1(2)(b)(zi) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (asp 00),".>

Section 84

Rhoda Grant

17 In substitution for amendment 3

In section 84, page 53, line 16, at end insert—

<( ) any work that involves the alteration (including enhancement) or restoration of natural features and characteristics of any river basin or coastal area,>

Rhoda Grant

18 In section 84, page 53, line 18, leave out <paragraph (a) or> and insert <paragraphs (a) to>

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.

A proposal (whether draft or final) may be withdrawn at any time by the member who lodged it under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders.

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

Christine Grahame MSP: Proposed Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to modernise the law on out of control dogs including dangerous dogs. (lodged 24 April 2009)

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 13 March 2009 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Local Government and Communities Committee indicated on 1 April that they were satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Elaine Murray, Maureen Watt, Tricia Marwick, Jackie Baillie, Sandra White, Stuart McMillan, Patricia Ferguson, Hugh Henry, Bill Wilson, Gil Paterson, Bob Doris, Kenneth Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Angela Constance, Christopher Harvie, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cathy Jamieson, Joe FitzPatrick, Jamie Hepburn, Michael Matheson, Margo MacDonald, Malcolm Chisholm, Charlie Gordon, Marlyn Glen, Elaine Smith, Cathy Peattie, Jim Tolson, Dave Thompson

Margo MacDonald: End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to permit physician assistance to persons who wish to end their own lives (lodged 23 April 2009)

A summary of the responses to the consultation on the draft proposal together with copies of each response, are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

Supported by: Robin Harper, Elaine Murray, Bill Wilson, Jackson Carlaw, Jim Hume, Sandra White, Christine Grahame, Christopher Harvie, Patrick Harvie, Jeremy Purvis, George Foulkes, Ian McKee, Angela Constance, Jamie Hepburn, Joe FitzPatrick, John Park, Bill Kidd, Charlie Gordon, Liam McArthur, Aileen Campbell

James Kelly’s name was erroneously included in the list of supporters published in the Business Bulletin on 24 and 27 April 2009. This was the result of an administrative error.

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