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Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015

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46.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 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 Act were published, and references to those reports and other papers.

Proceedings and ReportReference
Bill as introduced – 2 April 2015Bill as Introduced
Stage One
(a) Devolution (Further Powers) Committee
Oral Evidence Heard-
12th Meeting. 23 April 201512th Meeting, 23 April 2015
13th Meeting, 30 April 201513th Meeting, 30 April 2015
(b) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage one Debate – 28 May 2015Official Record Columns 49-85
Stage Two
Devolution (Further Powers) Committee
17th Meeting 11 June 201517th Meeting, 11th June 2015
Stage Three
Consideration by Parliament
Stage Three Debate – 18 June 2015Official Record, Column 67-89
Bill as Passed – 18 June 2015Bill as Passed
Royal Assent
24 July 2015Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015

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