Members' Bills

A Member’s Bill is a Bill introduced by an individual Assembly Member.

Any Member wishing to propose a Bill must apply to be included in a ballot which is held by the Presiding Officer. To be eligible for the ballot, Members must also table certain pre-ballot information, including the proposed title of the Bill and its policy objectives.

A Member who is successful in the ballot may then table a motion asking the Assembly to agree that he or she can introduce a Bill to give effect to the proposal included in the ballot. If that motion is agreed, the Member has nine months in which he or she may formally introduce a Bill.

Once introduced, a Member’s Bill is subject to the same scrutiny process as other Bills.

Business type: Other

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 23/09/2016