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British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015

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26.The following table sets out, for each Stage of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for this Act, the dates on which the proceedings at that Stage took place, and the references to the Official Report of those proceedings. It also shows the dates on which Committee reports and other papers relating to the Bill were published, and gives references to those reports and other papers.

Bill as introduced – 29 October 2014SP Bill 55 – Session 4 (2015)
SPICe briefing on Bill (as introduced) – published 15 January 2015SPICe briefing SB 15/05
(a) Lead committee – Education and Culture
29th Meeting 2014, 16 December 2014Cols 2 - 24
4th Meeting, 24 February 2015Cols 1 - 64
6th Meeting, 17 March 2015Cols 2 - 44
8th Meeting 31 March 2015In private
9th Meeting, 21 April 2015In private
Stage 1 report – published 27 April 20154th Report, 2015 (Session 4)
(b) Finance Committee
5th Meeting, 4 February 2015Col 12
6th Meeting, 18 February 2015In private
(c) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
8th Meeting, 3 March 2015Cols 6 - 8
11th Meeting, 24 March 2015In private
12th Meeting 31 March 2015In private
Consideration by the Parliament Stage 1 debate – 5 May 2015Cols 6 –58
(d) STAGE 2
Consideration of amendments by Education and Culture Committee, 14th Meeting – 2 June 2015Col 32-53
Bill (as amended at Stage 2) – published 3 June 2015SP Bill 55A (Revised) – Session 4 (2015)
SPICe briefing on Bill (as amended) – published 31 August 2015SPICe briefing SB 15/51
Consideration of the Bill (as amended at Stage 2) by Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, 23rd Meeting – 1 September 2015Col 15
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 proceedings – 17 September 2015Cols 66 - 91
Bill (as passed) – published 18 September 2015Bill 55B – Session 4 (2015)
22 October 2015British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 11)

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