Scotland has the highest rate of homeless deaths in the UK, with nearly four people dying a week.
MSPs dismissed the bill blaming lack of clarity over the total cost of such a scheme.
The official study ranks each part of the country based on seven deprivation indicators.
Official survey finds 619,000 homes in fuel poverty, a rise of 36,000 from the year before.
The city of Dundee is in the bottom ten in the UK rankings, and is ranked last in Scotland.
A group of charities has warned more people are reaching 'crisis point'.
Julie Griffin has been recognised for her work helping children in need receive presents this Christmas.
A report found Scottish Government funding to councils has dropped significantly.
Action for Children workers described child poverty levels as 'the worst they can remember'.