Proposals for Members’ Bills
A member seeking to introduce a Member’s Bill must first lodge a draft proposal, together with a consultation document (or a statement of reasons why consultation is not considered necessary). Subsequently, the member may lodge a final proposal, in broadly similar terms to the draft, accompanied by a summary of consultation responses (or the statement of reasons). The member secures the right to introduce a Bill to give effect to the proposal if the final proposal secures, within one month, the support of at least 18 other members from at least half the political parties or groups represented in the Parliamentary Bureau, and provided no indication is given that the Scottish Government or UK Government is planning equivalent legislation.
All current proposals (together with associated documents) are available on the Scottish Parliament website at Proposals for Members’ Bills/Session 5 Proposals:
Final Proposal for Member’s Bills
Claudia Beamish : Proposed Prohibition of Fracking etc. (Scotland) Bill —Proposal for a Bill to ban unconventional oil and gas extraction, including by means of hydraulic fracturing. (lodged 18 April 2017 )
The proposal was accompanied by a summary of consultation responses, which is accessible online via the website page referred to above. The summary, and individual responses, may also be viewed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).