MSPs dismissed the bill blaming lack of clarity over the total cost of such a scheme.
Councillor Alan Donnelly had denied kissing and touching a man, but was convicted after a trial last year.
The First Minister's spokesman said she remains 'committed' to holding a vote this year.
The number of private sector businesses operating in the country has risen by more than a quarter since 2007.
The SNP are on course to win 55 seats, up 20 and their second best result of all time.
All the main UK-wide parties have now revealed their pitches to voters ahead of December 12.
Politicians will seek to win over Scotland's voters as they gear up for the general election.
Jackson Carlaw has ruled out the prospect of indyref2 during Boris Johnson's premiership.
An Ipsos MORI survey found 44% of voters will pick Nicola Sturgeon's party on December 12.
The party is pledging 'no to indyref2' as its pitch to voters ahead of the December 12 poll.