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Government of Wales Act 2006

Procedure

Section 110: Introduction of Assembly Bills

418.This section imposes certain requirements in relation to the introduction into the Assembly of Assembly Bills.

419.A Bill may, subject to provisions of standing orders, be introduced by the First Minister, any of the Welsh Ministers, any Deputy Welsh Minister, the Counsel General or any Assembly Member. Standing orders might restrict the ability of some of these persons to introduce a Bill, for example by requiring Bills giving rise to public expenditure to be introduced by Ministers.

420.The person in charge of a Bill must, on or before the Bill’s introduction, make a statement expressing their view that the provisions in the Bill are within the Assembly’s legislative competence.

421.The Presiding Officer of the Assembly must on or before introduction of a Bill, decide whether or not it is within the Assembly’s legislative competence and state that decision.

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