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Note: Proposals are listed in the order draft proposals were lodged.   A flowchart (21KB pdf) is available to help understand the process.

Proposal Building Repairs (Scotland) Bill
Proposer David Stewart
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to make provision for local authorities to identify, carry out works to and recover costs in respect of defective and dangerous buildings
Draft Proposal

Lodged 16 December 2010

Final Proposal  
Supporters 1 month from date lodged  
Outcome Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal Criminalisation of the Purchase and Sale of Sex (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Trish Godman
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to criminalise the purchase and sale of sexual activities
Draft Proposal

Lodged 24 November 2010

Final Proposal

Lodged 16 March 2011

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

36

Proposed Criminalisation of the Purchase and Sale of Sex (Scotland) Bill supporters (10KB pdf posted 22.03.2011)

Outcome

The proposal has gathered sufficient support for a Bill to be introduced.

Fell at dissolution.

   
Proposal Regulation of Dropped Kerbs and Pavement Parking (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Ross Finnie
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to restrict parking at dropped kerbs and on pavements
Draft Proposal

Lodged 1 October 2010

Final Proposal

Lodged 8 March 2011

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

30

Proposed Regulation of Dropped Kerbs and Pavement Parking (Scotland) Bill supporters (9KB pdf posted 22.03.2011)

Outcome

The proposal has gathered sufficient support for a Bill to be introduced.

Fell at dissolution.

   
Proposal BSL Bill
Proposer Cathie Craigie
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to make BSL an official language in Scotland
Draft Proposal

Lodged 9 July 2010

http://www.bsluptake.org.uk/category/bsl-bill-consultation/

Final Proposal

Lodged 10 March 2011

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

48

Proposed BSL Bill supporters (12KB pdf posted 22.03.2011)

Outcome

The proposal has gathered sufficient support for a Bill to be introduced.

Fell at dissolution.

   
Proposal Enforcement of Local Tax Arrears (Scotland) Bill
Proposer John Wilson
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to align local authority powers to pursue tax debts with those for other debts
Draft Proposal

Lodged 17 March 2010

Final Proposal

Lodged 4 November 2010

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

20

Proposed Enforcement of Local Tax Arrears supporters (7KB pdf posted 06.12.2010)

Outcome Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal Scottish Autism Strategy Bill
Proposer Hugh O’Donnell
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Government to prepare and publish a strategy and issue guidance to local authorities and health boards to meet the needs of children and adults with autism
Draft Proposal

Lodged 24 December 2009

Final Proposal

Lodged 6 April 2010

Proposed Scottish Autism Strategy Bill summary of consultation responses (48KB pdf posted 12.04.2010)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

34

Proposed Scottish Autism Strategy Bill supporters (16KB pdf posted 06.05.2010)

Outcome

The Parliament disagreed to the general principles of the Bill on 12 January 2011 and the Bill therefore fell.

   
Proposal Civil Protection Orders and Access to Justice (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Rhoda Grant
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to improve access to justice and available remedies for victims of domestic abuse
Draft Proposal

Lodged 30 November 2009

Final Proposal

Lodged 11 March 2010

Proposed Civil Protection Orders and Access to Justice (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (49KB pdf posted 12.03.2010)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

33

Proposed Civil Protection Orders and Access to Justice (Scotland) Bill supporters (15KB pdf posted 12.04.2010)

Outcome

The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passed Stage 3 on 16 March 2011.

   
Proposal Damages (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Bill Butler
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill in relation to rights to damages in respect of personal injuries and death and for connected purposes
Draft Proposal

Lodged 31 July 2009

Final Proposal

Lodged 13 January 2010

Proposed Damages (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (41KB pdf posted 14.01.2010)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

33

Proposed Damages (Scotland) Bill supporters (16KB pdf posted 17.02.2010)

Outcome

The Damages (Scotland) Bill received Royal Assent on 7 April 2011.

   
Proposal Workers (Aggravated Offences) Scotland Bill
Proposer Hugh Henry
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to create a specific offence of attacking a worker who in the course of their work have face to face contact with the public
Draft Proposal

Lodged 22 June 2009

Final Proposal

Lodged 9 December 2009

Proposed Workers (Aggravated Offences) (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (45KB pdf posted 10.12.2009)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

44

Proposed Workers (Aggravated Offences) Scotland Bill supporters (17KB pdf posted 12.01.2010)

Outcome

The Parliament disagreed to the general principles of the Bill on 22 December 2010 and the Bill therefore fell.

   
Proposal Limit on Trans Fat (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Dr Richard Simpson
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to prohibit the sale in Scotland of foodstuff for human consumption with a trans fat content exceeding 1%
Draft Proposal

Lodged 9 June 2009

Final Proposal

Lodged 12 March 2010

Proposed Limit on Trans Fat (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (68KB pdf posted 16.03.2010)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

33

Proposed Limit on Trans Fat (Scotland) Bill supporters (15KB pdf posted 13.04.2010)

Outcome The proposal did not gather sufficient support and fell on 13 April 2010.
   
Proposal Protecting Scotland's Regional Parks Bill
Proposer Kenneth Gibson
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to restrict industrial development within Scotland's regional parks
Draft Proposal

Lodged 28 May 2009

Final Proposal

Lodged 4 March 2010

Proposed Protecting Scotland's Regional Parks Bill summary of consultation responses (47KB pdf posted 05.03.2010)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

21

Proposed Protecting Scotland's Regional Parks Bill supporters (14KB pdf posted 09.04.2010)

Outcome The proposal has gathered sufficient support for a Bill to be introduced.  Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal Damages (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Bill Butler
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill in relation to rights to damages in respect of personal injuries and death and for connected purposes
Draft Proposal

Lodged 29 April 2009

Final Proposal

 

Supporters 1 month from date lodged  
Outcome Justice Committee meeting held on 2 June 2009 was not satisfied by statement of reasons given by member for no further consultation
   
Proposal Victims' Commissioner (Scotland) Bill
Proposer David Stewart
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to provide for the establishment and functions of a Victims' Commissioner for Scotland
Draft proposal

Lodged 1 April 2009

Final proposal

Lodged 8 September 2009

Proposed Victims' Commissioner (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (70KB pdf posted 09.09.09)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

40

Proposed Victims' Commissioner (Scotland) Bill supporters (16.1KB pdf posted 09.10.09)

Outcome Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Christine Grahame
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to modernise the law on out of control dogs including dangerous dogs
Draft proposal

Lodged 13 March 2009

Final proposal Lodged 24 April 2009
Supporters 1 month from date lodged

33

Proposed Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill supporters (11KB pdf posted 27.05.2009)

Outcome The Bill received Royal Assent on 26 May 2010
   
Proposal Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Gil Paterson
Proposer Details

Proposal for a Bill to require needs based palliative care to be available on demand.

Draft proposal

Lodged 10 March 2009

Final proposal

Lodged 2 September 2009

Proposed Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (47KB pdf posted 03.09.09)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

42

Proposed Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill supporters (16.8KB pdf posted 05.10.2009)

Outcome

Withdrawn 02 December 2010 under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders

   
Proposal NHS Parking (Scotland) Bill
Proposer Paul Martin
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to prohibit NHS Boards from charging patients, their visitors and NHS staff from parking at NHS sites, and to require NHS Boards to make reasonable provision for managed, free parking at NHS sites
Draft proposal

Lodged 12 January 2008

Final proposal

Lodged 2 September 2009

Proposed NHS Parking (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (37KB pdf posted 03.09.09)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged 35
Proposed NHS Parking (Scotland) Bill supporters (14.7KB pdf posted 05.10.2009)
Outcome The proposal did not gather sufficient support and fell on 2 October 2009.
   
Proposal

End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill

Proposer Margo MacDonald
Proposer Details Proposal for a Bill to permit physician assistance to persons who wish to end their own lives
Draft proposal

Lodged 8 December 2008

Final proposal

Lodged 23 April 2009

Proposed End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill summary of consultation responses (103KB pdf posted 24.04.09)

Supporters 1 month from date lodged

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Proposed End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill supporters (10KB pdf posted 27.05.2009)

Outcome

The Parliament disagreed to the general principles of the Bill on 1 December 2010 and the Bill therefore fell.

   
Proposal

Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Roseanna Cunningham

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to require needs based palliative care to be available on demand.

Draft proposal

Lodged 14 November 2008

Final proposal

Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome
Taken over by Gil Paterson.
   
Proposal

Regulation of Bus Services Bill

Proposer

Charlie Gordon

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to provide transport authorities with powers relating to the provision of local bus services and their standards and to widen the National Bus Travel Concession Scheme.

Draft proposal

Lodged 4 November 2008

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome
The proposal did not gather sufficient support and fell on 6 January 2010.
   
Proposal

Criminal Sentencing (Equity Fines) (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Bill Wilson

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to allow courts to obtain pre-sentence company background inquiry reports and impose equity fines.

Draft proposal

Lodged 28 July 2008

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome

The bill, introduced on 1 June 2010, was withdrawn 25 November 2010.

   
Proposal

Apprenticeship Rights (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

John Park

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to establish a right to undertake an apprenticeship for those aged between 16 and 18.

Draft proposal

Lodged 17 March 2008

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
 
Outcome
Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal

Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Mike Pringle

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to impose an environmental levy on specified plastic bags payable by the consumer, to require local authorities to collect the levy and for the ‘net proceeds’ to be ring fenced for use on environmental projects in local authority areas.

Draft proposal

Lodged 12 March 2008

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
 
Outcome
The proposal fell on 16 June 2008 as Member did not lodge a consultation.
   
Proposal

Rural Schools (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Murdo Fraser

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to introduce a presumption against the closure of rural schools.

Draft proposal

Lodged 18 January 2008

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
 
Outcome
Withdrawn on 26 February 2009 under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders
   
Proposal

Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Alex Neil

Proposal Details
Proposal for a Bill to modernise the law on dangerous dogs.
Draft proposal

Lodged 14 January 2008

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged

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Proposed Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill supporters (10KB pdf posted 15.07.2008)

Outcome
Taken over by Christine Grahame.
   
Proposal

Tobacco Sales Licensing (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Christine Grahame

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to introduce licensing of tobacco sales.

Draft proposal

Lodged 16 November 2007

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
 
Outcome
Withdrawn 05 March 2010 under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders
   
Proposal

Scottish Register of Tartans Bill

Proposer

Jamie McGrigor

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to establish a Scottish register of tartans.

Draft proposal

Lodged 25 October 2007

Final proposal
Lodged 23 November 2007
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
25
Proposed Scottish Register of Tartans Bill supporters (19KB pdf posted 08.01.2008)
Outcome

The Bill received Royal Assent on 13 November 2008.

   
Proposal

Property Factors (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Patricia Ferguson

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to require property factors to register and make provision for an accessible form of dispute resolution between homeowners and property factors.

Draft proposal

Lodged 19 October 2007

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged

45

Proposed Property Factors (Scotland) Bill supporters (17KB pdf posted 22.02.2010)

Outcome

The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 April 2011.

   
Proposal

Sentencing of Offences Aggravated by Prejudice (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Patrick Harvie

Proposal Details

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.

Draft proposal

Lodged 2 October 2007

Final proposal
Lodged 22 November 2007
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged

45

Proposed Sentencing of Offences Aggravated by Prejudice (Scotland) Bill supporters (22KB pdf posted 08.01.2008)

Outcome

The Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill received Royal Assent on 8 July 2009.

   
Proposal

Energy Efficiency and Micro-Generation (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Sarah Boyack

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to promote energy efficiency by requiring the Scottish Executive to support small scale renewable and low carbon energy production and reduce energy consumption in new and existing households and business premises.

Draft proposal

Lodged 14 June 2007

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome
Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal

Abolition of Forth and Tay Bridge Tolls Bill

Proposer

Helen Eadie

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to abolish the tolls on the Forth and Tay Bridges.

Draft proposal

Lodged 22 May 2007

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome
Fell at dissolution.
   
Proposal

Sunbed Licensing (Scotland ) Bill

Proposer

Ken MacIntosh

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to require sunbed and tanning salons to be licensed

Draft proposal

Lodged 22 May 2007

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome
Withdrawn 2 October 2008 under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders.
   
Proposal
Disabled Persons' Parking (Scotland) Bill
Proposer

Jackie Baillie

Proposal Details

Proposal for a Bill to enforce disabled persons' parking bays.

Draft proposal

Lodged 16 May 2007

Final proposal
Supporters 1 month
from date lodged
Outcome

The Bill received Royal Assent on 1 April 2009.