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Development of the ​Autism (Wales) Bill

From time to time, the Presiding Officer must hold a ballot to determine the name of a Member, other than a member of the government, who may seek the Assembly’s agreement to introduce a Bill.

A Member must provide "pre-ballot information" to set out the intended purpose of their proposed Bill.

If the Assembly agrees to the introduction of such a Bill, the Ballot winner may consult on their proposals before formally introducing their Bill.

​Key milestonesDetails​
​Ballot date​28 March 2017
Debate at which the Assembly will consider the introduction of a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory MemorandumExplanatory Memorandum to the proposal tabled on 04 May 2017

Plenary - 14 June 2017​

Leave to proceed secured
Consultation to inform the development of the Bill:​

Paul Davies AM ran a consultation on the proposed Autism (Wales) Bill from 30 August 2017 – 20 November 2017. The responses received on this consultation have been published, subject to some personal information being redacted.

Paul is currently considering the responses, and their implications for the development of the Autism (Wales) Bill.

​Consultation on Draft Autism (Wales) Bill

​Paul Davies AM is running a consultation on a draft Autism (Wales) Bill, inviting people to give their views on how the proposed law has been drafted. The consultation is running from 20 February 2018 to 17 April 2018, using the following documents:

It is intended that responses received on this consultation will be published. Information provided in response to the consultation will be handled in accordance with the Member Bill Privacy Policy.

Paul Davies currently has until 13 July 2018 to introduce a Bill that meets the policy objectives set ot in the explanatory memorandum to his proposal.

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