A Members’ Bill is a Bill introduced by an individual Assembly Member. Members’ Bills are distinct from Bills (introduced by the Welsh Government), Committee Bills (introduced by a committee) and Commission Bills (introduced by the Assembly Commission).
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 Members' Bill is subject to the same scrutiny process as other Bills.
Guide to the Members' Bills process (PDF 1206KB)
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- Bethan Jenkins - Financial Literacy Bill - 17 July 2013
- Darren Millar - Holiday Caravan Park (Wales) Bill - 24 April 2013
- Mark Isherwood - Community Care (Direct Payments) (Wales) Bill - 21 November 2012
- Darren Millar - Chewing Gum Levy (Wales) Bill - 11 July 2012
- Mick Antoniw - Asbestos (Recovery of Medical Costs) (Wales) Bill - 21 March 2012
- Peter Black - Regulated Mobile Home Sites (Wales) Bill - 29 November 2011
- Mohammed Asghar - Enterprise (Wales) Bill - 29 November 2011
- Ken Skates - Continuity from Care into Adult Life Bill - 19 October 2011