A Bill is a draft law. Once a Bill has been considered and passed by the Assembly and given Royal Assent by the Monarch, it becomes an ‘Act of the Assembly’. The Assembly is able to pass Acts on any Subject listed in Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006.
In this section
How the legislative process in the Assembly works, including information on the Stages of Bills and guidance documents such as Schedule 7.
This page provides summary information on all Assembly Acts during the Fourth Assembly (from May 2011)
View the current status of all Assembly Bills
Subordinate legislation is the laws brought forward by Ministers under powers delegated by an Act or Measure of the Assembly or by an Act of Parliament.
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.
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).