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  • Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Act 2019

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to incorporate and reconstitute the Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission; to make provision for its functions and for the appointment of Commissioners; to make provision for the calculation of the annual assessments payable by the owners of land benefited by the Pow; to make provision for meetings of the Commissio...

  • Scottish Crown Estate Act 2019

    (1) Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) (in Gaelic, Oighreachd a’ Chrùin Alba (Stiùireadh Eadar-amail)) is renamed and is to be known as Crown Estate Scotland (in Gaelic, Oighreachd a’ Chrùin Alba). (2) Any reference in any enactment to Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed...

  • Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018

    “(fa) to any obligation to pay taxes or duties that are recoverable by the Crown, or to pay any penalty, interest or other sum that is recoverable as if it were an amount of such taxes or duties; (fb) to any obligation to pay a sum recoverable under— (i) Part 3 (overpayments and adjustments of benefit) of the Social Security Administratio...

  • Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act 2018

    (ii) has not been repealed or abolished but once covered sexual activity between men of a type which, or in circumstances which, would not amount to the offence on the day on which section 3 comes into force. (3) Where an offence of the type described in subsection (2)(b)(ii) covers or once covered activity other than sexual activity between m...

  • Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018

    (b) in subsection (2) , for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “to manage the landlord’s housing activities generally, or such aspects of those activities as are necessary, for the purpose of rectifying the failure which the Regulator considers requires the appointment of the manager.”. (3) In section 58 (appointment of manager for financial or...

  • Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for a national islands plan; to impose duties in relation to island communities on certain public authorities; to make provision about the electoral representation of island communities; and to establish a licensing scheme in respect of marine development adjacent to islands. Part 1 Key definition...

  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to give retrospective effect to the amendments made by the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Additional Amount-Second Homes Main Residence Relief) (Scotland) Order 2017. 1 Retrospective effect of amendments made by the 2017 Order (1) The following are to be treated as having had effect since 1 April 2016— (

  • Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about success fee agreements; to make provision about expenses in civil litigation; to make provision about the offices of the Auditor of the Court of Session, the auditor of the Sheriff Appeal Court and the auditor of the sheriff court; and to make provision about the bringing of civil proceeding...

  • Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about Scottish Ministers’ functions in relation to forestry; to make provision about Scottish Ministers’ functions in relation to the management of forested land and other land; and for connected purposes. PART 1 Overview of Act 1 Overview of Act This Act is arranged as follows— Part 2 is abo...

  • Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Act 2018

    (3) In proceedings for a relevant offence begun before, but not determined by, the relevant date the person charged in the proceedings may be convicted of a different offence if the facts proved in the proceedings amount to that different offence. (4) In subsection (3) , “different offence” means a statutory offence other than a relevant offen...

  • Budget (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2018/19 , for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies and for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund; to

  • Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to create an offence with respect to the engaging by a person in a course of behaviour which is abusive of the person’s partner or ex-partner; and to make rules of criminal procedure for that offence and also for offences subject to the statutory aggravation involving abuse of partners or ex-partners. Part 1 Offenc...

  • Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018

    “excluded position”, in relation to a public authority, means a position mentioned in the second column of the table in schedule 1 which corresponds with the public authority mentioned in the first column, “non-executive member”, in relation to a public authority, means a position on its public board— that is not an excluded position, ...

  • Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018

    (2) An offence under this section is committed in relation to a travelling circus only if the wild animal is transported, whether regularly or irregularly, from one place to another where it is used in the travelling circus, but— (a) the animal need not be in the course of being transported for the offence to be committed, (b) it is immat...

  • Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Order Confirmation Act 1982 to amend the definition of “actuary” and to amend the description of persons who may be elected collector of the Fund. 1 Amendment of the 1982 Act (1) In section 3 of the Order that forms the Schedule to the Writers to the Signe...

  • Edinburgh Bakers’ Widows’ Fund Act 2018

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to allow the Trustees of the Widows’ Scheme of the Incorporation of Bakers of the City of Edinburgh to make capital payments to certain persons who might otherwise have been entitled to annuity payments from the Widows’ Fund for the Incorporation of Bakers within the City of Edinburgh; to transfer the remaining pro...

  • Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Act 2017

    A school authority must ensure that each motor vehicle which the authority provides or arranges to be provided for a dedicated school transport service has a seat belt fitted to each passenger seat. 2 Meaning of “dedicated school transport service” (1) For the purpose of this Act, each of the following is a “dedicated school transport service”

  • Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to set targets relating to the eradication of child poverty; to make provision about plans and reports relating to the targets; and to establish the Poverty and Inequality Commission and provide for its functions. Targets relating to child poverty 12030 targets (1) The Scottish Ministers must ensure that the 2030 t...

  • Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017

    (2) Nothing in this Act precludes a contract from providing that an undertaking, which is contained in the contract and in relation to which a third-party right has arisen, will not be cancelled or modified by the contracting parties. (3) Subsection (1) is subject to sections 4 to 6. 4 Protection of third party’s entitlement from retroact...

  • Railway Policing (Scotland) Act 2017

    (3) The Authority must involve the chief constable in the negotiation of an RPA and the chief constable must provide the Authority with such assistance as it may reasonably require in that regard. (4) Before entering into or varying an RPA under this section, the Authority must obtain the approval of the Scottish Ministers. 85 BAcceptable...

  • Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017

    (b) the person who sustained the injuries was a child on the date the act or omission to which the injuries were attributable occurred or, where the act or omission was a continuing one, the date the act or omission began, (c) the act or omission to which the injuries were attributable constitutes abuse of the person who sustained the injuries...

  • Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Act 2017

    (a) the aircraft operator is required by an enactment to carry the passenger (for example, where immigration legislation requires the operator to repatriate a person who is refused entry to the United Kingdom) , (b) the aircraft operator carries the passenger to facilitate an inspection, by the passenger, of the aircraft or its flight crew (fo...

  • Budget (Scotland) Act 2017

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2017/18 , for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies and for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund; to

  • Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about abusive behaviour; and to make provision about sexual harm including provision about directions to be given to juries in sexual offence cases and provision about orders to prevent future sexual harm. PART 1 Abusive behaviour Abusive behaviour towards partner or ex-partner 1 Aggravation of of...

  • Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to restate and amend the law relating to burial and cremation; to make provision about exhumation of human remains; to make provision in relation to the inspection and regulation of burial authorities, cremation authorities and funeral directors; to enable provision to be made for the licensing of funeral directors...

  • Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

    (3) A tenancy is to be regarded as one under which a property is let as a separate dwelling, despite the let property including other land, where the main purpose for letting the property is to provide the tenant with a home. (4) A tenancy is to be regarded as one under which a property is let as a separate dwelling if, despite the let propert...

  • Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

    (ii) is made in person or, if not made in person, is made using equipment which is intended to enable an individual making a communication and an individual receiving that communication to see and hear each other while that communication is being made, (iii) is made in relation to Government or parliamentary functions, and (iv) is not a c...

  • Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (4) , a “fiscal factor” is anything which the Scottish Ministers use to ascertain the amount of resources likely to be available for the purposes of sections 1 to 3 of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000. (6) Reports prepared under this section may include such other information relating...

  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2016

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013 to make provision about an additional amount of tax to be chargeable in respect of certain transactions relating to dwellings. 1 Land and buildings transaction tax: second homes etc. (1) The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013 is...

  • Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

    An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the composition of and appointment to the governing bodies and academic boards of higher education institutions; and to revise provision about the academic freedom of various persons carrying out activities at higher education and certain other institutions. PART 1 Governance arrangements CH...

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