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Section G – Bills

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*

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