A Member Bill is a Bill introduced by an individual Member of the Senedd.

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 Senedd 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 13 months in which he or she may formally introduce a Bill.

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

Legislative Ballots

The Presiding Officer must from time to time hold a Ballot to determine the name of a Member, other than a Member of the Government, who may seek agreement to introduce a Members' Bill.

Selected Members