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Bills Introduced in the Assembly

From this page you can view the progress of each Public Bill through the various stages of the legislative process.

To access the Bill, associated explanatory and financial memorandum, Notices and Marshalled List of Amendments and any amended version of the Bill, as it passes through the legislative stages , click on the title of the appropriate bill from the table below.

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Session 2010-2011
Proceedings as at 29 March 2011

Executive Bills
Title & Bill Number
First Stage
Second Stage
Committee Stage due to Conclude
Committee Report Ordered to be Printed

Consideration Stage

Further Consideration Stage
Final Stage
Royal Assent
*Civil Registration Bill NIA Bill 20/07 17.06.08 01.07.08 20.03.09 18.03.09 28.02.11 08.03.11 21.03.11  
*Education Bill NIA Bill 3/08 25.11.08 08.12.08 30.09.09 30.09.09        
*Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill NIA Bill 5/09 30.11.09 12.01.10 20.04.10 15.04.10 22.06.10 07.02.11 01.03.11 29.03.11
*Debt Relief Bill NIA Bill 9/09 09.03.10 23.03.10 02.07.10 24.06.10 05.10.10 01.11.10 09.11.10 15.12.10
*Waste and Contaminated Land (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 10/09 22.03.10 13.04.10 05.11.10 04.11.10 15.12.10 17.01.11 25.01.11 10.02.11
*Unsolicited Services (Trade and Business Directories) Bill NIA Bill 12/09 23.03.10 20.04.10 01.10.10 01.07.10 11.10.10 01.11.10 09.11.10 15.12.10
*Local Government Finance Bill NIA Bill 14/09 19.04.10 27.04.10 17.12.10 02.12.10 25.01.11 07.02.11 15.02.11 16.03.11
*High Hedges Bill NIA Bill 15/09 26.04.10 10.05.10 17.12.10 16.12.10 21.02.11 07.03.11 15.03.11  
*Construction Contracts (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 16/09 26.04.10 17.05.10 26.11.10 20.10.10 06.12.10 14.12.10 18.01.11 10.02.11
*Sunbeds Bill NIA Bill 18/09 11.05.10 25.05.10 04.11.10 12.10.10 08.02.11 21.02.11 01.03.11  
*Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 19/09 17.05.10 01.06.10 17.12.10 09.12.10 01.02.11 14.02.11 22.02.11 29.03.11
*Dogs (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 20/09 24.05.10 07.06.10 29.11.10 23.11.10 18.01.11 31.01.11 08.02.11 08.03.11
*Commissioner for Older People Bill NIA Bill 21/09 24.05.10 07.06.10 17.12.10 29.10.10 16.11.10 29.11.10 07.12.10 25.01.11
*Student Loans (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 22/09 25.05.10 08.06.10 11.11.10 03.11.10 22.11.10 30.11.10 14.12.10 25.01.11
*Energy Bill NIA Bill 23/09 01.06.10 15.06.10 29.11.10 18.11.10 13.12.10 17.01.11 25.01.11 10.02.11
*Employment (No. 2) Bill NIA Bill 24/09 07.06.10 21.06.10 02.12.10 24.11.10 17.01.11 07.02.11 15.02.11 22.03.11
*Safeguarding Board Bill NIA Bill 25/09 08.06.10 22.06.10 17.12.10 25.11.10 14.12.10 17.01.11 25.01.11 10.02.11
*Welfare of Animals Bill NIA Bill 28/09 21.06.10 29.06.10 13.12.10 13.12.10 01.02.11 14.02.11 22.02.11 29.03.11
*Transport Bill NIA Bill 29/09 21.06.10 29.06.10 17.12.10 15.12.10 24.01.11 01.02.11 14.02.11 16.03.11
*Tourism (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 30/09 21.06.10 29.06.10 29.11.10 05.11.10 23.11.10 06.12.10 14.12.10 25.01.11
*Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill NIA Bill 31/09 22.06.10 30.06.10 28.01.11 27.01.11 21.02.11 01.03.11 14.03.11  
*Housing (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 32/09 22.06.10 30.06.10 28.01.11 27.01.11 21.02.11 01.03.11 14.03.11  
Justice Bill NIA Bill 1/10 18.10.10 02.11.10 11.02.11 10.02.11 22-23.02.11 07.03.11
21.03.11 #
23.03.11  
Planning Bill NIA Bill 7/10 06.12.10 14.12.10 01.03.11 22.02.11 08.03.11 21.03.11 23.03.11  
Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) NIA Bill 10/10 14.12.10 17.01.11 28.02.11 16.02.11 28.02.11 08.03.11 21.03.11  
Budget Bill NIA Bill 11/10 14.02.11 15.02.11 N/A N/A 22.02.11 28.02.11 01.03.11 22.03.11
Non-Executive Bills
Name of the Bill and Number
First Stage
Second Stage
Committee Stage due to Conclude
Committee Report Ordered to be Printed
Consideration Stage
Concluded
Further Consideration Stage
Final Stage
Royal Assent
*Carers Allowance Bill NIA Bill 13/07
31.03.08
08.02.11
22.03.11      
 
 
 
*Community Use of School Premises Bill NIA Bill 1/08
13.10.08
             
*Local Government (Disqualification) Bill NIA Bill 7/09
09.02.10
08.03.10
28.06.10
24.06.10
12.10.10
09.11.10
Not Agreed
 
*Caravans Bill NIA Bill 17/09
26.04.10
24.05.10
17.12.10
18.11.10
25.01.11
07.02.11
15.02.11 16.03.11
*Allowances to Members of the Assembly (Repeal) Bill NIA Bill 27/09
15.06.10
18.01.11
N/A
N/A
24.01.11
25.01.11
31.01.11 10.02.11
*Armed Forces and Veterans Bill NIA Bill 33/09
28.06.10
12.10.10
28.01.11
26.01.11
Not Agreed
     
Autism Bill NIA Bill 2/10 08.11.10 07.12.10
11.02.11
10.02.11
23.02.11
07.03.11
15.03.11 09.05.11
Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Bill NIA Bill 3/10 15.11.10 23.11.10 25.01.11 19.01.11 08.02.11 21.02.11 01.03.11 29.03.11
Apartment Developments' Management Reform Bill NIA Bill 4/10 15.11.10              
Hunting Bill NIA Bill 5/10 16.11.10
Not Agreed
           
Victims and Survivors (Disqualification) Bill NIA Bill 6/10 16.11.10
Not Agreed
           
Single Use Carrier Bags NIA Bill 8/10 06.12.10
28.02.11 
N/A
N/A
08.03.11
14.03.11
23.03.11  
Cyclists (Protective Headgear) Bill NIA Bill 9/10 13.12.10 31.01.11
24.03.11
         

* Bill carried over from 2009-2010 by the Assembly as Royal Assent had not been achieved.
/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage
# Exceptional Further Consideration Stage Held

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Legislative competence

Bills may be introduced into the Assembly only if they are within the legislative competence of the Assembly.

They are outside that competence if they:

  • form part of the law of another country
  • deal with an excepted matter which is not ancillary to a devolved or reserved matter
  • are incompatible with Convention Rights
  • are incompatible with Community law
  • discriminate on religious or political grounds

[Note: Reserved matters and Excepted matters (that are ancillary to reserved or transferred matters) may be included in an Assembly bill only if approved by the Secretary of State.]

Stages in Consideration of a Bill

First Stage : Introduction of Bill.
Second Stage : General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.
Committee Stage (Comm. Stage) : Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.
Consideration Stage (CS) : Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.
Further Consideration Stage (FCS) : Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.
Final Stage : Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.
Royal Assent .

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