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Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Act 2020

Parliamentary History

33.The following is a list of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for the Act and significant documents connected to the Bill published by the Parliament during the Bill’s parliamentary passage.

Proceedings and reportsReferences
Bill as introduced – 20 June 2019
SPICe Briefing
Stage 1
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (lead)
12 September 2019 (evidence)
19 September 2019 (evidence)
03 October 2019 (evidence)
10 October 2019 (evidence)
Stage 1 Report
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
24 September 2019 (meeting)In private
Stage 1 Report
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 28 November 2019
Stage 2
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (lead)
Stage 2 Debate – 16 January 2020
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Stage 3
Consideration by Parliament
Stage 3 debate – 20 February 2020
Bill as passed
Royal Assent->1 April 20202020 asp 6

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