Bills may be introduced into the Assembly by: 

  • Welsh Government
  • Assembly members
  • Assembly committees
  • the Assembly Commission

National Assembly for Wales

Once a bill is introduced into the Assembly it undergoes scrutiny. This is generally a 4 stage process:

  • Stage 1 – consideration and agreement of the general principles of the bill
  • Stage 2 – detailed consideration of the bill and any changes by a committee
  • Stage 3 – detailed consideration of the bill and any changes by the Assembly
  • Report stage – an optional stage to make changes (if required)
  • Stage 4 – a vote by the Assembly to pass the final text of the bill.

Further information on the Assembly’s scrutiny process is available in the Assembly’s guide to the legislative process.

Progress of Assembly bills

Details of the Welsh Government bills currently being considered by the Assembly.

Title Background to the bill Information on Assembly progress
Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment)(Wales) Bill Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill
Legislation (Wales) Bill Written statement
Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Bill Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill – Impact assessments
Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill – Impact assessments

Acts of the Assembly