Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

A Government Bill, introduced by Carl Sargeant, Minister for Local Government and Communities. Following a change in ministerial portfolios in March 2013, the First Minister authorised John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture and Sport, as the new Member in Charge of the Bill, from 18 March 2013. The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Enterprise and Business Committee.

About the Bill

The Active Travel (Wales) Bill places a requirement on local authorities to continuously improve facilities and routes for walkers and cyclists and to prepare maps identifying current and potential future routes for their use.  The Bill will also require new road schemes to consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists at design stage.

Current Stage


The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 (external website) became law in Wales (external website) on 4 November 2013.

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 Stage

Documents

Bill introduced – 18 February 2013


Active Travel (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence: 18 February 2013


Business Committee Report on the timetable for the consideration of the Bill: 18 February 2013

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Active Travel (Wales) Bill: 19 February 2013

Research Service Bill Summary

Written Statement by the Minister for Local Government and Communities: 18 February 2013

Legislative Glossary – Active Travel (Wales) Bill (Welsh language version only)


Stage 1
- Committee consideration of general principles


Consultation letter – The Committee issued a call for evidence which closed on 5 April 2013.

Consultation responses

 

Survey responses: Children and Young People

The Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

20 February 2013

6 March 2013

20 March 2013

18 April 2013 – AM

18 April 2013 - PM

24 April 2013

2 May 2013

16 May 2013

22 May 2013 (private)

 

Correspondence

 

Committee Stage 1 report

 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report


Stage 1
- Debate in plenary on general principles


A debate took place in Plenary on 4 June 2013. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

Financial Resolution

 
A Financial Resolution in relation to the Active Travel Bill was agreed in Plenary on 4 June 2013.


Stage 2
- Committee consideration of amendments


Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 4 July 2013.

 

Concise Minutes: 4 July 2013.

 

Notice of Amendments: 25 June 2013

Notice of Amendments: 27 June 2013

Marshalled List of Amendments: 4 July 2013

Groupings of Amendments List: 4 July 2013

 

Active Travel (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin).

 

Explanatory Memorandum, revised after Stage 2

 

Research Service Bill Summary 2




Stage 3
- Plenary consideration of amendments


Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 1 October 2013.

 

Notice of Amendments: 20 September 2013

Notice of Amendments: 24 September 2013

Marshalled List of Amendments: 1 October 2013

Groupings of Amendments List: 1 October 2013


Stage 4
- Passing of the Bill in Plenary


The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 1 October 2013.

Bill, as passed



Date of Royal Assent

 
Royal Assent was given on 4 November 2013.

 

 

Contact information

 

Clerk: Sarah Beasley

 

Phone: 029 2089 8032

 

Postal address:

 

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1NA

 

Email: enterprise.committee@wales.gov.uk

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: Complete

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/04/2013

Decision due: 14 Mar 2013 by Enterprise and Business Committee, Business Committee, Plenary

Lead member: John Griffiths AM

Documents

 

 

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